If last-minute generosity doesn’t strike Cupertino, it’s safe to say that the recently released iOS 16 (all iPhones up to the iPhone 8) is the latest operating system update the iPhone X will receive.

I believe it is easy to agree with this claim iPhone X was and is the most important phone release since the original iPhone, so of course this is a tribute story to one of the most important phones ever made, and I’ll do my best to show what makes the iPhone X so important. as it is.

The catch here is that iOS 16 is unlikely to be the last update the iPhone X will get. We’ll also discuss whether iPhone X users should upgrade now or in a few months. But before that, perhaps the simplest way to measure the importance of the iPhone X apple and the phone market as a whole because of the level of interest and engagement it attracts from “normal people” (not us, techies). Today’s Great Modern Generation Storytellers, Casey Neistat. It was November 3rd and Casey was making noise in New York (as he does), talking to people on the street (as he does), but this time there were hundreds of them and they were waiting in line to buy the stamp. the new iPhone X.

We are talking about long queues of 200-300 people (according to the video), some of whom have been waiting since 4 am. Tents, exploding mattresses and a lot of patience and enthusiasm – all for the iPhone.

But not just any iPhone. The iPhone X (at which point everyone thought the “X” was pronounced as a letter, which somehow made it more epic)…

Changing Apple and Android forever, the iPhone X is the most important phone since the original iPhone

It’s important to note that a fair number of people waiting in line for a new iPhone will just flip it on eBay. But still, interest in the iPhone X was much higher than any iPhone that came after it (people were waiting in line for older iPhones, but that’s because… different times). YouTube videos with millions of views and even TV coverage of the iPhone X (Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and US news channels – all talking about Apple’s new phone) were a clear indication of Apple’s powerful marketing machine. But the iPhone X wasn’t the most important phone since the original iPhone because it generated hype (looking at you, Phone Nothing).

Back in 2017, it was rare to see a phone that fundamentally changed the way we interacted with it, and the iPhone X did just that. A reminder of how he did it…

Notch and Face ID changed the way we look at the iPhone forever (literally)

The iPhone X wasn’t the first phone with a “hook,” but it was certainly the device that made it popular and “cool.” Since Cupertino was able to move Touch ID to the side of the iPhone and still have an edge-to-edge iPhone, the appearance of the notch wasn’t exactly inevitable. However, Tim Cook & Co. had something else in mind, which required almost all the space at the top of the “X” – Face ID. Again, face unlock has been around on Android phones for ages, but Apple went all the way and did it. right. Face ID wasn’t a feature you could use alongside your fingerprint reader, but a sophisticated 3D scanning system that was now the one and only way to unlock an iPhone.

Of course, it took Apple some time to improve the software side of things, but today Face ID works like magic (except when I’m trying to unlock my phone in bed, for example). Still, Face ID managed to turn even the most die-hard Touch ID supporter into a Face ID fan. It’s a seamless experience, and as Apple likes to say… It just works.

iPhone X’s new gesture navigation system means you can’t miss Apple’s home button and Android’s capacitive touch buttons

Prior to the iPhone X, navigation was done via the home button on iPhone and capacitive/virtual buttons on Android. Ah, ancient times!

But Apple has completely nailed the implementation of the new era of UI navigation with the simple gestures we all love. Swipe up to go home, hold to multitask, and swipe to the side to go back – that’s how it should always be.

And of course, this is the only iPhone X feature of all Android phones that has been adopted later, which is a great reason why Android fans (like me) want to thank Cupertino for once!

The iPhone X was the first $1,000 iPhone, opening the floodgates for many super-premium, super-expensive iPhones and Android phones to come.

Without a doubt, the notch, Face ID, and the all-new gesture navigation system are the most obvious game-changing features the iPhone X brings to the table. In fact, the iPhone X came with many other firsts, especially for Apple – it was the first iPhone with an OLED display, as well as the first iPhone with a large screen but remaining compact in size.

  • The iPhone X was the first iPhone (or just a phone) to break the $1,000 price barrier, which had a huge impact on Apple’s future iPhone releases and pricing segmentation, as well as Android.
  • 2017’s iPhone X started the $1,000+ phone trend, and it’s practically why Samsung Thought it was good to run $1400 Galaxy S20 Ultra In 2022…

Is iOS 16 the last major software update for iPhone X or…? Apple can prepare a surprise!

So yes… the iPhone X was and is the most important smartphone since the original iPhone. As you can see, it changed both Apple and Android forever and in many ways. But what’s on the horizon for those who still own an iPhone X?

Well, amazing news for newbies! iOS 16 may not be the last update for the five-year-old iPhone. Sure, the odds aren’t great, but if you think about it, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X all launched at the same time and run on the same A11 Bionic chip, which means their software should be out at the same time. right?

This may be what will happen, but it could also be that Apple has decided to update the more modern looking iPhone Xi for an extra year! The first reason is precisely because the iPhone X has a more modern design compared to the ancient-looking iPhone 8, but the other reason is that the iPhone X actually comes with 3GB of RAM, while the smaller iPhone 8 only has 2GB of RAM.

Unlike Android, 1GB of RAM can make a big difference in Apple’s world, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the Cupertino iPhone X manages to and decides to update to iOS 17. In the end, neither should the iPhone 6S. You got iOS 15, but that’s it, which means six years of major iOS updates!

Samsung wants iPhone X owners to jump the fence and buy the Galaxy S22, but what if you want to “wait”?

I think it’s time to give flowers to Apple for the long software support it has provided for the iPhone. The iPhone X works pretty well for a five-year-old phone, as did the iPhone 8, which I used a few months ago before upgrading to the iPhone 13 mini. But the truth of the matter is that the iPhone X and iPhone 8 are not the fastest phones. Needless to say, the battery and cameras of these phones are pretty bad by today’s standards.

So what are the upgrade options for iPhone X owners?

Of course you can go for one of the newer ones iPhone 14 models or even iPhone 14 Probut this is the biggest reason to skip them iPhone 15 series is expected to bring some big changes – the iPhone 15 replaces the iPhone 14’s Dynamic Island, the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra can bring periscope zoom cameras

But fans of the iPhone X design would be lucky to learn that it’s not going anywhere just yet. According to multiple sources, the upcoming iPhone SE Gen 4 is (finally) expected to adopt the iPhone X design, or rather the iPhone XR. This is great for those who prefer the curved iPhone X design (like me)

Or you know – you can buy a Galaxy or a Pixel. If you ask Samsung, you definitely need to “jump the fence”, so… grab a ladder. Or you know – wait.

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