by Dan Moren
Steven Levy reviews the iPhone X
The iPhone X reviews are starting to appear, beginning with Steven Levy at Wired:
After a few days with the iPhone X, I can begin to make out its themes. It’s a step towards fading the actual physical manifestation of technology into a mist where it’s just there –a phone that’s “all screen,” one that turns on simply by seeing you, one that removes the mechanics of buttons and charging cables. A decade hence, when it’s time for the iPhone 20 (XX?), we’ll already be on the road to what comes after the smartphone; the X might be a halfway point to that future. And that’s why, despite the fact that the iPhone X at present is no more than a great upgrade to the flagship device of the digital age, I can’t easily dismiss Tim Cook’s effusions that this is more than just another iteration.
Levy was one of the first reviewers of the original iPhone, so he’s got an interesting perspective on the evolution of the device from its earliest days. But this is just the beginning of the flood of imminent iPhone X reviews, so buckle in and hold on tight.