Apple released its three new devices earlier this year (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X). As it happens every year, customers, fans and observers from all around the world rushed to gatherings, conventions and blogs to express their thoughts on the Cupertino giant’s usual high pricing strategy.
Truth be told, it is debatable whether or not Apple’s premium smartphones deserve the prices that they go for. But before any of us gets on that debate, we should consider this: smartphones have become an indispensable part of our daily lives nowadays. Buying a new smartphone could be viewed as an investment by most so far. So, instead of complaining about irrational prices – which we don’t argue they are somewhat stretched – take a look at those 4 reasons to buy an iPhone X. And no, the price is obviously not one of those reasons.
Face ID actually works
Having a phone with a Finger print sensor has become mainstream. Apple introduced a face recognition technology on the iPhone X and as it was expected, numerous brands followed suit and more are yet to make the leap to the other side.
There’s virtually nothing wrong with that. If something strikes as an improvement, then being adopted by other groups on the same field is something that we want on the grounds that it’ll help the entire industry move forward.
But the problem is that other companies seem incapable of producing a face-recognition technology that works sufficiently, or at least to the point that the smartphone owners can use it on throughout their every-day tasks.
First things first, here’s how Apple’s technology works according to the company’s ‘Face ID Security Guide’ published document:
“Once it confirms the presence of an attentive face, the TrueDepth camera projects and reads over 30,000 infrared dots to form a depth map of the face, along with a 2D infrared image. This data is used to create a sequence of 2D images and depth maps, which are digitally signed and sent to the Secure Enclave. To counter both digital and physical spoofs, the TrueDepth camera randomizes the sequence of 2D images and depth map captures, and projects a device-specific random pattern.”
Additionally, Face ID data, including mathematical representations of your face, is encrypted and only available to the Secure Enclave. In other words, it is the very concept of the technology that makes it so secure. Other companies are simply trying to follow the trends and add another cool way to unlock your device. The iPhone X’s manufacturer on the other hand is striving to upgrade the device’s security mechanisms and learn how to better protect your data.
Now don’t get this wrong. It’s not flawless; there’s always room for improvement. But at the time of this writing, the iPhone X has by far the best face-recognition technology you can find on any given smartphone. And if you value the protection of your personal information, that should be a hell of an advantage.
Best Augmented Reality technology
Supporting AR (augmented reality technology) is no surprise. All premium devices come with a flare of that now. But same as before, Apple has taken the lead with its ARKit developer tool, making the said technology something much more than playing Pokémon Go.
The iPhone X is equipped with arguably the largest ecosystem of augmented reality capabilities; from exclusive games and apps, to built-in features, augmented reality is getting intergraded to the Apple family one firm step at a time. After all, let’s not forget that Animojis – the first animation emojis that are created by the user’s facial expressions – are based on AR capabilities and were first introduced on Apple’s main annual event back on October.
When it first came out, the iPhone X was hailed thanks to its breath-taking Geekbench results. Specifically, Apple’s pride scored 9959 points against Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which managed to get a humble score of 6,564 points. Despite the fact that those numbers account for the two processors’ multi-core capabilities, those scores are determinative of the capabilities mentioned above.
Easier to get service
A few months after the iPhone X rolled out to the global markets, people were caught by surprise when they found out that Apple would limit the production of its commemorative phone. The news said at the time that the company did not see the excitement it hoped its best phone would get by the crowds.
After that, came a wave of panic by iPhone X owners who felt stuck with a device that they wouldn’t be able to replace or service as easily, due to the limited number of spare parts.
We can now all agree that not only this is not true, but it’s actually the exact opposite that the people should keep in mind. Let me explain.
The iPhone X boosts the latest A11 bionic chip under the hood, same as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. In addition, all three models have exceptionally similar cameras, with only a few differences hardware-wise. At the same time, battery replacements have been reduced to $25.
In other words getting service for your iPhone X is a lot easier that you may have thought.
The iPhone X will live longer than its rivals
Over the last few years, experts around the globe seem to be agreeing on a theory according to which, the corresponding smartphone market on western countries is at the edge of saturation. What this basically means, is that due to some contributory factors, customers are now holding on to their handsets longer than they used to; in some cases as long as 3 years or more! That is called, extending the upgrade cycle.
Come to think about it, such consumer behaviour is for the most part justified, especially when we take under consideration the fact that new and innovative upgrades are becoming less and less frequent and the price of every new flagship device is higher than the previous one.
With that being said, it only makes sense that you’d want to keep your next smartphone for as long as you can, right? If so, that’s all the more reason to go for an iPhone X.
Just like the first iPhone model that was presented, Apple’s anniversary edition smartphone that was presented earlier this year gave us a peak on what the future will look like. Skyrocketing performance, near to professional photographing capabilities, the best available Face-Recognition technology and AR technology, bezel-less design, the best OLED screen known to mankind. All those make up a phone that is already ahead of its time.
Combine that with the above claim concerning convenient service options and what you get is a phone that could potentially lead to breaking the ‘upgrade cycle’.
Purchasing a new phone is an important decision for many people, and it becomes all the more important when you are about to spend a substantial amount of money on that purchase. So, before making a final decision, go through those 4 reasons as many times as you need. You can also check our ‘4 reasons NOT to buy an iPhone X’ to get more informed.
How do you feel about the iPhone X? If there’s anything you’d like to share, make sure to let us know in the comments below!