iPhone X: Is newer always better?


Kayla Alkalay, Reporter

Apple is one of the most influential and innovative brands of technology. Starting back with three men, Ronald Wayne, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, all with one goal, to change the way people view computers. Forty two years later and Apple has taken the technology field to a whole other level, changing and shaping the future.

  On June 29, 2007 the first iPhone was released to the public. Little did the public know, Steve Jobs would make the first iPhone that would take the public by storm.

  “What we want to do is make a leapfrog product that is way smarter than any mobile device has ever been, and super-easy to use. This is what iPhone is. OK? So, we’re going to reinvent the phone” Jobs said in 2007.

  Every year since then, Apple has come out with a new iPhone model for people to buy and technologically advance their way through today’s modern society. Recently, Apple presented the newest to their addition, the iPhone X. The meaning for the X wasn’t to be called the ten originally. Just like Apple has but an ‘s’ to other models, they wanted to put label their newest phone the X to add the effect on it.  The symbol X is also looked at as the number ten in roman numerals. The consumers of the iPhone thought Apple was labelling this the X to signify ten years since the first ever iPhone.

  Much feedback has been circulating through social media discussing the new look to the iPhone. The iPhone X got mixed reviews, many loving the new design as well as some who prefer to not fix what’s  not broken. Either way both sides have drawn much attention to the product, making Apple bring in the big bucks with their most expensive iPhone yet; coming to a whopping $1,000, according to Apple’s website.  With a larger screen that takes up now the whole front of the phone and new advancements such as facial recognition as well as no beloved home button has put people in popular demand for the iPhone X. With such a want and ‘need’ in some people’s eyes, the iPhone X was so popular the preorder of the phone sold out in just 17 minutes according to Chicago Tribune.

  The chrome detailing and OLED, Organic Light Emitting Diode, display features on the iPhone are new adjustments Apple has used on the iPhone X to make the next iPhone even better than what users would think of.  However, the massive size and ‘bumper’ also known as the space at the top of the phone that isn’t the screen can be looked at as bad qualities in the new iPhone. During the release week of the iPhone X, Apple also came out with the iPhone 8, skipping over the iPhone 9. Compared to the X, the 8 does not have the screen that goes right to the edge of the screen. However both new models have facial identification recognition as well as the option able to use for wireless charging, making the consumers get the most out of their smartphone in today’s technologically advanced society.

  Apple has always been a hot subject in the twenty first century media, even in the twentieth century with the creation of the early Macintosh; also known as ‘Macs’ that are one hundred times slimmer and more lightweight. Focusing more on the iPhone, the evolution from the first iPhone presented to the public just over a decade ago has set the stage for what is yet to come in this company. The unfortunate passing of main creator of Apple has not stopped the team of ‘geniuses,’ Apple’s team of employees, from going above and beyond delivering technological wants and needs ahead of its time to the everyday people around the world.