I’m not as up on Apple news as I once was, but I love my iPhone, and I’ve been upgrading nearly every year, so I was naturally interested in what was being announced today. Some jumbled thoughts:
- The new Apple Watch looks great. I’m still not entirely sure I need one, but having seen a few people using Slopes while skiing last year, I just might spring for a Series 3—checking your wrist for stats while on the chairlift is so cool. I’m interested to see what the plans look like for cellular models.
- Apple TV updates were largely uninteresting to me. I think my TV supports 4K, but having the highest possible resolution just doesn’t matter to me. No need to upgrade from my existing 4th-gen model.
- The iPhone 8 updates are pretty solid—better display, camera, new design, etc. I’ll probably end up skipping the X this year and going with an 8.
- There’s a lot to like about the iPhone X, and I really like that Apple is pushing things forward outside of the standard line. I’m guessing it will be hard to get your hands on one at launch.
- The iPhone X notch doesn’t really bother me.
- Not sure how I feel about Face ID. I get that it’s better than existing face unlock solutions, since it’s using all sorts of crazy sensors, and they claim it’s more secure than Touch ID, but at the end of the day, it just doesn’t feel as secure. Definitely interested to hear some real world notes on how this works out.
- At $999, I don’t necessarily think the X is overpriced, but I’m willing to wait a year to see how things shake out. I’d rather they get the kinks out over the next 12 months and I’ll get the 2nd version.
- I didn’t think I cared about wireless charging until I thought about how awesome it would be in the car—no need to find the cord that’s always caught between seats, just toss your phone on top of a charging mat. Charging multiple devices on the same charger is pretty great too.