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Checkpoint: iPhone X Edition

$1319 before taxes.

That’s how much the new iPhone X costs. I’m not upset at Apple for “daring” to charge that much but it’s far too much for something that I can so easily lose or damage. It is excess and luxury tech in one of its finest forms.

As always, Apple didn’t exactly announce anything mind blowing for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. We’ve all seen face unlocking, wireless charging, and edge-to-edge displays from the likes of Samsung and other Android devices before but the reason why I and so many pay attention to Apple when they espouse these ideas is because we like Apple’s approach.

Apple waits for technology to mature to their liking before they decide to implement and OLED is one of those technologies. Color accuracy was always a tricky thing with OLEDs but we’re finally at the point where Apple is happy with the results.

While OLED and FaceID are nice additions, I was really hoping Apple somehow figured out how to incorporate a fingerprint sensor for TouchID. I’d like to see if they will eventually incorporate that “old” means of unlocking in future iterations of the iPhone.

I’ll inevitably upgrade from my iPhone but it will be through my brother who will hand his iPhone 6 to me. I have no idea if he’s going to get an 8 or X but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the latter. If I were in his shoes, I would pick the iPhone 8. I’d like to take advantage of my car’s wireless charging capability and that’s the cheapest iPhone with that functionality.

Pricing aside, I like the iPhone X. It looks nice, sleek, and I was sold on FaceID being a viable alternative to a fingerprint after seeing issues with Samsung’s approach. I look forward to it and OLED making its way down to phones that don’t cost more than decent 4K HDR TVs.

Slowly inching towards the end of Yakuza Kiwami but only when I’m at home. When I’m at the girlfriend’s place, I’m making incremental progress on Breath of the Wild. And when I’m on the go and bored, I’m revisiting a classic, the original Plants vs Zombies.

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