Apple investors know that the iPhone X is the future of the company’s smartphone product line. That’s the suggestion from Apple‘s very own precious Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in an interview. But has the Cupertino-based technology company put too much attention on aesthetic design aspect of the iPhone and not ample on the consumers side?
Let’s begin with the all-screen design with sheets of durable glass on the front and back panels of the Apple’s top-of-the-line flagship. While the components may be all-glass just like the iPhone 4 smartphone, the tech giant has been working to minimize the three specific aspects — which is front and back panel as well as the steel frame chassis into a single consumer electronic product. The new manufacturing and building process employed for the iPhone X are a a giant leap forward.
For the majority of the consumers, a phrase like “bezel-less” phrase on an smartphone generates an assumption that the screen panel will be entirely covered by Super Retina OLED display when you look at the premium flagship. That’s evidently not the logic if you first look at the iPhone X with a normal visions.
Designers like Ive can see the radical change, consumers else notices a device that is called “bezel-less” and everyone thinks “what are those little black edge of the handset?”
And if you want to create discussions regarding the dominant essence of the iPhone X screen display, it is worth remembering that the screen to body ratio of the iPhone X is significantly lower than the Samsung Galaxy S8 series and Note 8. The iPhone X has 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, while the Galaxy Note 8 got 83.2 percent. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have 83.6% and 84%, respectively.
[agg-ad id=”5121″ align=”center”][agg-ad id=”5122″ align=”center”]Then there is the new addition of facial recognition powered by TrueDepth Camera System called Face ID. What nightmare does the depth-sensing facial recognition solve that wasn’t already addressed by the Touch ID fingerprint biometric sensor?
It certainly addressed one of the Cupertino’s main dilemma with iPhone design. If you want to move to a cellular device that has as fewer active mechanical components on the external interface of a handset as possible, then completely getting rid of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner is an essential goal. It’s not totally removing the Touch ID, but the physical home button that houses the fingerprint sensor. If only Apple ultimately achieve the under-display fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X, the company will surely not remove the Touch ID on the flagship phone.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the newly released iPhone 8 and 8 Plus moved to embraced the virtual haptic home button embedded in to the bottom part of the devices, but the electronic components to register touch and read the fingerprint of a user remained intact. But with the iPhone X, that intricacy has been totally removed — and while it is completely replaced with the TrueDepth Camera System (dot projector, flood illuminator, infrared camera, other 3D sensors), these are vital components that will receive less aging over the lifetime of the handset.
With the advantage of TrueDepth Camera System technology (Face ID) on Apple’s iPhone X, it also brings the ugly notch on the top of the device.
Until independent hands-on of the commercial unit of an iPhone X in the wild can be executed, the advantage of Face ID over Touch ID remain to be determined.
Face ID powered by the TrueDepth camera system by projecting and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to make a precise depth map of the user’s face.
Apple has sacrificed the immersive user experience for the iPhone X to have a unique visual outline as earmark. Apple has notably advised the iOS developers to not conceal the notch.
Apple’s option in the design around the notch was to highlight the company itself, not create a smooth and immersive experience for the user end.
When I first look at the iPhone X in the flesh, first thing i notice is the gorgeously beautiful OLED display and the design that works for Apple’s benefit first, with the end-user next.
We would like to see a better embracing of every technology standards and less of a dependence on proprietary technology. Using Qi standard for the new iPhone wireless charging support is a good leap forward.
While Apple focuses on design that mainly benefits the company itself, Android mobile operating system adoption of the standard technology is growing while the premium price and gimmicky aesthetic design of the iPhone X is going to be late and have a inimical impact on the handset’s overall performance.
The sales figures of the iPhone nosedived in the last two years. The cutting-edge technologies on the iPhone X is certainly the future of Apple’s iPhone. But I disagree that it is the future of the iPhone design.