Timothy Rah /Oxford Academy 10 th Grade
The future has come upon us. With all the technological advancements, we are living in a world where we can watch movies and TV shows at will, get directions to anywhere in the world, and communicate with people across the globe. Phones have become a big part of our lives and have been vital in advancing them, however, with the release of the iPhone X, the future has been forced upon us, and not everyone is for this idea.
The iPhone X is the 18th installment in the Apple phone series. This phone was to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of Apple, hence its name. Over the years, each iPhone has had new features that make them stand out. Of course, the new iPhone has a better processor than the others, making it the fastest of any iPhone. It also starts at 64GB so that you will be able to take more pictures of yourself and post them on your social media. The iPhone X’s camera is a 12MP camera, the same as last year’s iPhone 7s. Now let’s talk about the physical characteristics of the phone. The dimensions of the phone is smaller than the iPhone 7’s and is meant to have the look of the earlier models. One thing that Apple did to make the iPhone X unique is through the removal of the home button. By doing this, Apple was able to expand the screen’s dimensions by making it bigger than any of the previous phones in the iPhone lineage. Another new feature they implemented is the face recognition feature. Many of Apple’s competitors such as LG and Huawei have already put these features into their products, and finally, Apple decided to join in. This feature has never been seen before in an iPhone so it makes the iPhone X stand out. One final major feature they added is wireless charging. Apple’s biggest competitor, Samsung, had already implemented this feature into their phone around two years ago. Now that Apple joined in, Samsung has to come up with a way to top the iPhone X.
Now that we know a bit more about the iPhone X, we can make some criticisms. One thing that consumers have been complaining about is the overall design of the iPhone. Apple did a lot of renovations on the iPhone this year, which in turn, led to the phone looking a lot less like an iPhone. Some stated that the phone resembled the design of a Samsung phone, resulting in people not buying it. Not only is the design a con, but the iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone ever listed. The iPhone X starts at ＄1000 and goes up to ＄1150. This is a hefty price for an iPhone making some people not want to buy it. The last and most major concern is the removal of the home button. The home button has been an iconic design of the iPhone, but with it gone, people do not want to buy the phone due to the absence of tradition. For this reason, many do not have fond opinions for the iPhone X.
Apple has been trying to be the first to take steps into the future, but their following has been made by how reliable and convenient their products have been. An example of them taking steps into the future is last year when they removed the 3mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7s. This stirred up a lot of disapproval for the iPhone 7, due to the inconvenience of not being able to listen using earbuds/headphones while simultaneously charging their phone. The fact that they try to be innovative is good, but it would be even better if they focused on making products that people can easily operate in their daily lives. When Apple is able to combine both convenience and innovation, the result would be a truly successful product.
<Timothy Rah /Oxford Academy 10 th Grade