I was waiting for X but might go for 8 here are my 4 main concerns:
1. that no bezel makes it difficult to handle without touching screen [iPad 10.5 issue]
2. have heard problems about battery life despite it being bigger than the iPhone 8
3. is it really worth 20% more than an 8 when it is already redundant
4. wearing glasses I like touch ID and might not want to trade it for face recognition where you have to lift the phone in front of your face every time you switch on [biggest concern]
This may be a bit unpopular, but I need to say Diaz has some points. When he says "battery life that lasts for more than a few hours of usage, materials that are truly durable" both are on target. iPhone X's front & back glass is apparently easily damaged by dropping it, and it costs and arm and a leg to get such damage repaired. X also doesn't have any better battery life (unless you play color inversion tricks as AI disclosed) than previous models.We should not fall over ourselves to claim a critic has no points just because he's shown bias in the past. Yes, he (for some reason) has many axes to grind, but ignore his critiques at your own peril, Apple. The rest of us want durable, long-lasting iPhones too.
Two points:First, the Apple hater writers don't get paid to be right, they get paid to get hits. So, from their perspective, being correct is irrelevant.Second, now that we have arrived in the era of alternative facts, there isn't much of a need for objective truth, nor a way for people who are talking past each other to find out what the truth is.
I didn’t know Diaz still existed in the tech world. He banned me from Gizmodo after we argued about some design element of iOS. He indeed acted liked a brat and I was making a point politely, which he didn’t like. I think he is not right in the head.
No. Just no. I can't forgive Apple for the abomination that is called "the notch." I'll be picking up an iPhone 8+ instead. They should have gotten inspiration from Samsung's Infinity display on how to do an edge to edge display.
Two points:First, the Apple hater writers don't get paid to be right, they get paid to get hits. So, from their perspective, being correct is irrelevant.Second, now that we have arrived in the era of alternative facts, there isn't much of a need for objective truth, nor a way for people who are talking past each other to find out what the truth is.Objective truths:-Many real iPhone users (not all, but many) struggle with FaceID. Apple probably could have put touchID on the back but didn't-There is a camera bump-iPhones have never been known for fantastic battery life. At best, it's been good. Some Android phones have actual two day + battery life with average usage-the iPhone X has been called by many sites like CNET (not blogs and not Android biased ones) to be the most breakable iPhone ever -the iPhone X stops working in the cold sometimes -some iPhone Xs are getting the green line of death -its screen is less bright than the top of the line Samsung phones'-it's expensive -iPhone X users have complained about how multitasking is slower without a home button-there is no headphone jack-Samsung put a button beneath their screen, something Apple probably could have done-iOS gives the user less control over their phone's interface -the iPhone X actually has a slightly lower screen to body ratio compared to the top of the line Samsung phones who'd don't have a notch or as rounded corners (which take away from screen real estate in videos) -it has no open use of NFC-it has no back button (this isn't talked about as much, but this has been my complaint since the beginning. I don't want to look for a different way of going back in every app) -they could have switched over to USB C but (here is the opinion section starting) they probably wanted to keep lightning because proprietary jacks lead to more money, and jacks and dongles seem to be a big part of Apple's business Opinion:-Some iPhone users only think it's great because they haven't seen how far behind they are compared to the best Android phones-It seems the author nitpicked a few complaints they could handle (though obviously couldn't) and ignored the ones they could not. There is a pretty clear iOS bias seenDid you want more facts or is this enough to show you that complaints are real and not just coming from Android diehards. I use Apple computers and tablets used because they last and I don't need the features their competitors offer (and if I do, I have Parallels) so I don't hate Apple. I'm not saying Android is objectively better for everyone (though for the money, I'd say it's best for most), but don't tell me that critics are all lying since 'the iPhone X is by far obviously the best phone in the world' is objectively not true for all. For a company that prides itself on being more glitch free, iPhone X has had a lot of them!To balance things out from my previous writing, I do appreciate Apple trying to catch up to what they've been missing, as them taking on wireless charging will make the world easier for us Android users who've had it for a while. I do also think that their phones have advantages to MacBook and iPad users (one of the main reasons I'd consider switching to iOS) though iCloud is prohibitively expensive and their port-less computers are causing me to consider switching away. As I'm writing this, I'm realizing that even this paragraph is backhanded, but my origin intent sincerely was not to be like this. Apple did a fantastic job when they introduced the iPhone. It was pretty objectively the best phone at the time. But they've started falling behind at the iPhone 4 and haven't seemed to be able to recover though most people enamoured by their marketing seem to miss this. And no, I'm not a blogger who's paid for my writing. Just a middle class tech lover who wants the best for my money and whose opinion may differ from yours (and who may also want to open the eyes of some iSheep who don't know what they're missing out on.)