iPhone X: I Wouldn’t Buy It Even If I Had 4 Kidneys

Disclaimer: Earlier than I’m going forward with the article, I’d prefer to state that I’m penning this on my MacBook Air and I’m utilizing an iPhone 7 as my day by day driver. I’m not in opposition to Apple or its merchandise, as I’ve been a very long time fan and consumer of Apple merchandise, however I’m genuinely dissatisfied by iPhone X.

iPhone X, a smartphone with so many flaws getting constructive evaluations from each massive publication on the Web appears to be a properly deliberate advertising technique (to me at-least), and never trustworthy in any respect.

We have now had the iPhone X with us for nearly every week now, and whereas everybody else within the workplace is liking the telephone, my opinions are inclined to differ by yards! The explanation why everyone seems to be liking the iPhone X is as a result of their opinions have already been impacted by all the primary impression movies concerning the iPhone X that they’ve seen on the Web by the so known as tech reviewers who spent only some hours (or much less) with the telephone.

The Verge particularly talked about of their video that Apple has given them the telephone on only one situation, which was, to submit the primary video inside 24 hours or much less after they have been handed the telephone. I imply, severely?

Let me put it in perspective.. Let’s say I’m Apple Inc. I’m supplying you with an iPhone X to evaluate without cost.. and ask you to submit a video on it earlier than the launch.. what would go on in your thoughts?

Consciously or Subconsciously, you already are constructive about Apple as an organization as a result of.. they’re so good to have given you their costliest iPhone ever, that too earlier than the launch, and that too without cost.

Secondly, Apple has an aura of its personal that’s powerful to beat. Regardless that they’re taking away much more from their prospects than they’re giving again in return, for the previous few years, individuals nonetheless appear to be with them. I’m not positive why? If I’ve to decide on an emoticon to explain how I see Apple as an organization then I’d go along with this: ????.

Listed here are just a few cases the place I feel Apple did horrible issues to their prospects:

  1. Taking Away the Headphone Jack to Make iPhone Thinner

Initially, I purchased Apple’s argument however after I noticed iPhone X. I felt cheated.

Effectively, to your shock, iPhone X is the thickest flagship telephone I’ve seen this 12 months. It nonetheless has no headphone jack. And if you wish to cost your telephone whereas listening to the music with the assistance of Lightning earphones which can be there within the field, you’ll nonetheless want Belkin’s adaptor that Apple sells on its retailer. Superior, isn’t it?

iPhone X No Headphone Jack

2. Digicam Bump

I keep in mind everybody speaking concerning the digicam bump Apple had final 12 months. And this 12 months, they’ve an excellent larger digicam bump within the iPhone X, which seems to be plain ugly. They may have mounted it this 12 months, as a result of iPhone X is thicker and it shouldn’t have been an issue to dig the cameras a little bit inside the physique. I don’t know the technicalities however I’m positive this might have been potential.

iPhone X Camera Bump

3. Glass Again

I don’t have any qualms with the Glass Again and it positive seems to be very very fairly however you’ve spent $1000 on a telephone which occurs to be so fragile that one single drop might break it.

Probabilities of breaking your iPhone at the moment are twice pretty much as good because it was the final time. And let’s say you broke it, the substitute that Apple affords is as expensive as half the value of the telephone which is insane.

iPhone X Drop Test
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So, the attractive design everyone seems to be speaking about within the evaluations/first impressions video is all the time going to be lined by ugly instances and display screen protectors as a result of nobody needs to interrupt their $1000 telephone.

iPhone X Case

So, primarily the supposedly beautiful glass again is as ineffective because the phrase p in psychology. Cheers! 🙂

4. Animojis

Individuals are going loopy over Animojis. Certain, they’re enjoyable however they shouldn’t be the spotlight characteristic of iPhone X. Furthermore, they’re going to be a passing fad, nothing greater than that.

To me, Animojis are like ‘Fidget Spinners’. They’ll make the noise on the Web however they’ll lose their attraction over time. And after a few months (or weeks), nobody goes to speak about them. I can swear by this!

5. Design and really feel of the iPhone X

From the again, it’s lovely and fragile and from the entrance it’s having a prime notch show with gesture primarily based navigation. Sounds superior, isn’t it? Effectively, truly no!

Since I’ve been utilizing iPhone 7 for nearly an 12 months now, I can verify that a few of the iPhone X gestures are plain dangerous. For example, I can kill apps on my iPhone 7 fairly simply. It merely requires two steady faucets on the house button, after which I can swipe away to kill apps . However with iPhone X, you’ll want one gesture adopted by an extended press to have the ability to take into consideration killing apps. Actually, it does seem to be a properly thought gesture to me.

Secondly, I can’t even see the battery proportion on the highest. I normally preserve my telephone on battery saving mode to make sure good battery efficiency and preserve a monitor of the battery left however now, if i have to see that, i’ll have to make use of a gesture.


I’d have definitely accepted these gestures, in the event that they helped me burn energy and make me match, however they don’t! Plus, the important thing combos for taking screenshots and powering off the telephone at the moment are very un-intuitive.

I can go on with this.. however I’ve obtained different issues to do, and identical is the case with you guys, proper?

To place an finish to this, I’d merely say I’m massively dissatisfied by Apple as an organization, with the selection of merchandise they select to ship to their prospects, and at a value they need us to pay, however the day shouldn’t be far when individuals received’t take it anymore. The explanation Apple is such a rich firm is as a result of their base is so robust. They’ve executed some commendable issues for individuals previously which is why their wrongdoings from the final couple of years continues to be not affecting their buyer base a lot, but when they carry on repeating the identical for just a few extra years, it’s gonna flip into an enormous drawback.

I hope issues change, and I hope I acquire my love again for Apple merchandise as soon as once more.

Thanks all for studying. I’ll stay up for your ideas within the feedback.