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By Jason Snell

X Marks the Spot?

As I write this, it’s the afternoon of Halloween and people everywhere are anticipating the arrival of the iPhone X at their doors. If you got up early and placed your order, or if you’re willing to stand in line, you might be getting it Friday. You might have to wait a little longer if you didn’t wake yourself up in the middle of the night, at least for United States orders.

I have had the iPhone X for a day (see below) and I like it a lot. The high-resolution OLED screen is gorgeous. Face ID threatens to turn the act of unlocking your phone into something that’s completely invisible—it just happens, and you don’t need to notice. I am happy to have ordered one (the one I’ve got now is an Apple review unit) and look forward to spending quality time with my iPhone X for a while.

But last weekend I bought my wife an iPhone 8 and neither of us has any regrets.…

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