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iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus keep the iconic design with the physical Home Button

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broke from tradition at its September hardware event this year, unveiling not two – but three separate iPhone models.

The new iPhone line-up includes two iterative updates, in the form of the and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as an all-new .

Apple says the iPhone X is a glimpse into the future of the iPhone, and its design and technologies will define its best-selling smartphone range over the next decade.

There is undoubtedly something alluringly futuristic about the iPhone X – with its new Home Button-less design, curvaceous glass design, and face scanning biometric security features.

It looks phenomenal. But I am not buying an iPhone X.

“Our teams have been hard at work for years on something that is important to all of us: the future of the smartphone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said on-stage, before theatrically unveiling the iPhone X to huge applause.


This is iPhone X. It is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone

Tim Cook, Apple CEO


“The first iPhone revolutionised the decade of technology and changed the world in the process.

“Now 10 years later, it is only fitting that we are here in this place, on this day, to reveal a product that will set the path for technology for the next decade.

“This is iPhone X. It is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

iPhone X is a dramatic change for the iPhone – made only more noticeable because of the fact that Apple has kept the design of its flagship smartphone largely unchanged since the iPhone 6, which launched back in September 2014.

Following in the footsteps of a number of rival smartphone titans, like LG and Samsung, the iPhone X boasts an edge-to-edge display.

It looks staggeringly good. And more importantly, it enables Apple to squeeze a 5.8-inch OLED display into a handset that’s barely larger than the iPhone 8, which has a 4.7-inch display.

Unfortunately, the decision to move to an edge-to-edge screen has forced Apple to drop its iconic circular Home Button from the front of the device.

And herein lies my first issue with the iPhone X.

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