iPhone X makes Time Magazine’s list of best inventions of 2017

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There seem to be no bad days for Steve Jobs’ brainchild. Time Magazine has included the iPhone X in the list for the best inventions of 2017! The list also included Tesla’s Model 3 electric car, the frenzied fidget spinner, a mug that heats itself and a Hijab for Muslim athletes.

The iPhone X has been labelled the ‘face of innovation’ in the cellular industry, with consumers having coerced their cellular companies into bringing innovations to the decade-old smartphone concept.

The highly anticipated iPhone X was announced in October 2017 with an embarrassing premier glitch; the presenter could not unlock the iPhone with its prime feature the Face ID unlock. As humiliating as that was for Apple, especially with Samsung’s maligning advertisement campaign on mainstream and social media, the iPhone X has broken all records for all of its previous devices launched in sales and popularity.

Huawei surpassed the iPhone 7 and 7 plus sales with 38.5 million in sales to become the second largest selling smartphone brand, held second by Samsung.

Apple has refused to make any sale numbers public, but with Black Friday 2017 coming up, experts have predicted an aggressive bout of offers for both the iPhone 8 and X. “This goes to show that the iPhone X’s face unlock glitch has not deterred its sales; the iPhones have always faced criticism for their hardware issues, especially after iPhone 5 series. But the sales have never gone down: Apple is still one of the most popular cellphone companies of all time” Mr Ahsan, a tech reviewer from PhoneWorld Live, said while speaking to GVS.

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“The iPhone X is the leap that Apple’s smartphones needed. Aside from the original iPhone in 2007, this new iPhone is set to have the biggest ever impact on Apple’s smartphone direction. “The removal of the home button is being criticized right now, but it is going to be a popular feature once the phone gets into the hands of local consumers,” he said.

Apple itself is calling the iPhone X the future of the smart phone, the embodiment of what it’s been claiming to achieve for a decade. But while the iPhone X is cited to be all about premium parts and a fresh experience; it’s also a huge gamble for the smart phone giant as it tries to reclaim some leadership in smart phone improvisation.

Huawei surpassed the iPhone 7 and 7 plus sales with 38.5 million in sales to become the second largest selling smartphone brand, held second by Samsung.

“The iPhone X is the leap that Apple’s smartphones needed. Aside from the original iPhone in 2007, this new iPhone is set to have the biggest ever impact on Apple’s smartphone direction.

Losing key, reliable elements like the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, the home button; introducing new methods of navigating and unlocking the phone – and charging a lot more money that not that many will be able to afford – seems risky for a company that was already treading new ground by doing away with the traditional headphone jack last year, which was criticized globally and cashed in marketing by Samsung, Apple’s toughest competitor in the market.

But this doesn’t seem to have affected local consumers:

“The iPhone X is the handset we’ve been demanding from Apple for years – a world away from the increasingly-tired designs that those who just want a new iPhone have had to make do with. It’s amazing; all the features are extremely advanced as compared to the previous versions. I’d love to see what’s next because this seems like the epitome of advancement,” an iPhone X user said.

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With iPhone X being the new face of smartphones, Apple now faces a huge expectation from its consumer-base. Fans that had compromised on the headphone jack and home button are now demanding holographic keyboards and the return of LED touch. While the iPhone 8 looms in the backdrop, the iPhone X seems to be as wildly popular as the original iPhone released in 2007, ten years ago.

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