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iPhone X

The IPhone X was released on November 7th, 2017 and has caused a lot of buzz recently on social media. It boasted a powerful system, colorful and vibrant display, face-recognition technology and a non-existent home screen bar. You’re probably expecting me to explain the inner workings of the system and give a general review on the phone as a whole, but I won’t do that. Instead, I’d like to offer a perspective to that of a man who might be going through the same motions as yourself, wondering if the system is worth a purchase, so let’s begin.
The screen, which Apple has dubbed as the Super Retina Screen, is 5.8 inches long, and as Apple explains, “a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio” to highlight colors perfectly. Embedded atop the screen is a camera capable of face-recognition, which makes ‘Face ID’ capable. The screen is very durable and can sustain copious amounts of damage. The camera is of very high quality with great lighting effects and color bloom. The CPU cores are approximately, or up to, 70% faster than their last prototype. All of these are great and substantial improvements, but you become adjusted to them after a certain amount of time. What needs to be focused on is what is a new part of using your phone everyday, such as the charger. The charger has gone from a plug stemming from an outlet, to a pad they envision being in many public places for convenience. They made this feature out to be revolutionary although it’s a fairly conservative change. Small charger pads like these have already existed in cafes and restaurants for quite a while already, the new charger won’t change have many businesses switching to IPhone X chargers. Not only is it a conservative change, it may be a bit of a poor one. Outlets exist in a lot of places in guest waiting rooms and next to tables and seats, so this change doesn’t make much sense since many people already carry around portable chargers and wires in their pockets. It’s also understandable that they’d make this change for the purpose of making money, although third-party electronics makers will still work around to make their business money, so this change seems somewhat regressive.
In the end, it comes down to whether or not you believe that your phone needs to be improved. The IPhone X is merely more of what we have already yet improved, if you believe your phone has decent performance already, you may want to stick with what you have already. Also, if you want a healthy amount of everything in regards to quality, the IPhone X is sure to be up your alley.

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