The biggest news out of Apple’s event yesterday was the debut of its wild iPhone X. Apple saved the device for last and took its time expounding the phone’s technical feats, yet the highlight of the presentation was far more carefree: an overview of animated emoji, a selfie portrait mode, and Snapchat filters.
The iPhone X represents, in Apple’s words, “the future of the smartphone.” Its Super Retina display has essentially no bezels. Its cameras are loaded with new hardware to support facial recognition, and the home button is replaced by gesture controls. Although it’s impressive to some, those details aren’t going to sell this $1,000 phone.
Most regular consumers don’t care about Apple switching to OLED or using a new processor….