In case you’ve been living under a rock the past few weeks, Apple unveiled its newest iPhones on September 12, 2017, at an event in Cupertino, California. In addition to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple also unveiled its first ever premium tier smartphone – the iPhone X. While the iPhone X is undeniably amazing, many are asking, “Is it really worth the $999 price tag?”
Why is the iPhone X So Darn Expensive?
The iPhone X is jam-packed with new technologies and amazing features, but it comes at a price. Peruse the following features and decide for yourself whether or not this new device is worth the cost.
A11 Bionic Chip
The device comes equipped with Apple’s fastest processor yet – the A11 Bionic chip. Six central processing units (CPUs) make up the chip– four efficiency cores and two performance cores. The tech giant claims that the efficiency cores run up to 70 perfect faster than the previous processor, the A10 Fusion. The performance cores run up to 25 percent faster. Bottom line: if you’re looking for optimal speed and performance, the iPhone X is for you.
Apple’s new “Face ID” feature replaces the Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X. Using a dot projector, infrared camera, and flood illuminator, the TrueDepth camera instantly recognizes the user’s face when he or she looks at the device. Face ID will not only be used to unlock the phone at a glance, but also to use Apple Pay.
Many critics have expressed security concerns in regards to Face ID. However, Apple assures consumers that there are security measures in place to prevent spoofs through means of photos, masks, and more. In fact, many proponents of biometrics claim that biometric security technology is not only more convenient for users, but also more secure than PINs and passwords.
12MP Wide-Angle Camera
One huge selling point for the iPhone X is the stunning camera. The device enables users to act as professional photographers with 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras.
Edge to Edge Screen
The elimination of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner encouraged Apple to remove the home button from the iPhone X entirely. With the home button omitted, Apple was able to revolutionize the iPhone by designing a device with an edge to edge Super Retina HD display. The 5.8-inch screen also offers True Tone and OLED Multi-Touch display.
Who Should I Buy the iPhone X?
Ultimately, true Apple fanatics are willing to break the bank to get their hands on any new Apple technology. But what about the users who are simply trying to determine whether this phone is right for them?
If you’re someone who takes a lot of pictures, or someone who likes to keep up with emerging technology, you need the iPhone X! Although it this device comes with a hefty price tag, the camera specs, biometric technology, and stunning edge to edge display are worth it.
For those on the fence about anteing up for the iPhone X, you’re not alone. If you’re skeptical about biometrics security, maybe hold out on the iPhone X. Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which may be a good alternative for you. Similar to the iPhone X, these devices come equipped with the A11 Bionic chip, a 12MP camera, and True Tone display; however, rather than Face ID, they offer the tried and true home button equipped with Touch ID.
If you’d like to learn more about the iPhone X or are in need of iPhone X repair services, contact a CPR Cell Phone Repair store near you. Our technicians have years of experience fixing all of the most common iPhone issues and look forward to saving your mobile life!
Josh Sevick, CEO of CPR Cell Phone Repair, is a business professional with over 15 years of experience in marketing, finance and strategic planning for both large companies and startup organizations. Josh brings a wealth of executive leadership skills and business experience to his role as CPR’s CEO.
Prior to joining CPR, Josh was the Chief Operating Officer for a healthcare technology company that was voted best new technology at Health 2.0. While finance and analytics are the core of his background, Josh has directed major strategic planning and marketing initiatives within the Highmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield organization, as well as having international product management and investment banking experience.