After a flashy reveal in September, Apple earlier this month finally released its most forward-looking iPhone in years.

To Apple, the iPhone X is a harbinger of what’s to come. “Our teams have been hard at work for years on something that is important to all of us,” CEO Tim Cook said on stage at the Steve Jobs Theater shortly before unveiling the device. “The future of the smartphone.”

But for the millions of Apple loyalists around the world, the iPhone X isn’t just a cutting-edge new piece of technology — it’s an upgrade that will likely cost them more than any smartphone has before. The entry level iPhone X with 64GB of storage costs $999. For comparison’s sake, the base model iPhone 8 costs $699, while last year’s iPhone 7 was $649 when it launched.

I’ve been using the iPhone X for two weeks. Even after all that time, it’s still difficult to offer a straight answer as to whether or not it lives up to its hefty price tag. That’s because it’s not a simple one-size-fits-all answer. There’s a very good chance the way you use your phone differs from the way I use mine, therefore our priorities and the budget we’re willing to spend on a phone may be different.

That said, if you’re trying to decide whether the iPhone X is right for you, here are my five biggest takeaways after using it for a couple weeks.

The iPhone X’s Best Feature Is its Size

Since Apple launched its first Plus-sized iPhone in 2014, I’ve always preferred it over the smaller option. For me, the longer battery life, improved camera, and extra screen space were always well worth the bulkier size — even if I sometimes found myself struggling to use the larger iPhones with one hand. But for many people, the increase in size was more of a burden than a benefit.

The iPhone X changes all that. Because the iPhone X has a much slimmer border around its display, Apple didn’t have to make the entire device larger to offer a bigger screen. Despite the fact that it has a 5.8-inch display, the iPhone X is actually significantly smaller than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. In fact, the iPhone 8 Plus, which is the roughly the same size as the iPhones I’ve been using over the past three years, feels gargantuan in comparison. I suspect that for many …read more

Source:: Time – Technology

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I’ve Been Using the iPhone X for 2 Weeks. Here’s What I Think So Far

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