The new iPhone X will be officially launched on this November 3, and it is anticipated most buyers who wish to preorder might not lay their hands on this phone as very limited number of quantities are being made available.While availability for the smartphone won’t meet the demand until early next year. The co-founder of Apple has claimed that the new iPhone X is just the same as the three previous models of the smartphone. Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple back in 1976 alongside Steve Jobs, has confirmed that what everyone thinks about new iPhones is indeed true. In an interview with CNBC, Wozniak admitted that there aren’t many differences between the different models and so there is no point upgrading to the new iPhone X on day one. I’d rather wait and watch that one,” he said. “For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn’t on day one upgrade to. But my wife will, so I’ll be close enough to see it.”
Wozniak is currently using the iPhone 8, though he doesn’t appear to be impressed with it either. “I’m happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me.”
Furthermore, he also said he was skeptical that Face ID would work the way it is supposed to. We’ll have to wait and see once the X is in the hands of the masses. Although he has criticized Apple for not making enough changes on the newer models, it does sound like Wozniak will be getting the new iPhone X soon enough. He was also quite skeptical about the present day iPhones being sold in the market as according to him they didn’t offer big leaped modernizations that they once did.
Credited as being the brains behind Apple’s early success during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, Wozniak single-handedly developed the Apple 1 personal computer that helped the company make a name for itself. After becoming frustrated by the direction the company was taking, he left Apple in 1985.However, he is clearly still a fan of their products and appears to hold no grudges. However, on their part Apple has been billing the X as a paradigm shift for smartphones, with Tim Cook describing it “as a product that will set the path for technology for the next decade”.
The flagship smartphone introduces a host of new features such as an edge-to-edge 5.8in ‘super retina’ display and a Face ID function that will allow users to unlock the phone by looking at it.
Wozniak also admitted that he was skeptical how the Face ID feature would work and rightfully so. The feature, which is Apple going full Black Mirror, is installed on the latest model and will recognize users’ faces. Conversely, at the launch event for the iPhone X, Apple attempted to flaunt their new feature but things didn’t exactly go to plan.
Apple’s Senior Vice President, Craig Federighi, walked up to the stage to show case just how convenient the Face ID function and its user friendliness and show off how secure the phone would be as a result. However, when he endeavored to exhibit the feature in front of the crowded spectators he was left startled as he was told to enter the code for the phone because the Face ID function had failed. Of course this could have just been a simple technical error because the phone had just restarted but still though extremely humbling for Apple.
In spite of this major glitch at the launch numbers are still thrilled to lay their hands on the new iPhone which has many fascinating features including OLED (organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a light-emitting diode in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current), display, a lack of a home button and best of all, wireless charge.
If you still insist on buying this phone, please stuff your pockets by $1,149, I as a prudent spender would much rather stick with my old iPhone 5.