Apple’s promise for iPhone X has yet to be fulfilled but it is on the way. David Farrington asks, “What If There Was No iPhone X?”
Don’t these class leading smartphones look about the same? Rounded corners. Flat body. Big screen. Case. Other than the coming trend of micro-bezel designs evidenced in Samsung’s latest, iPhone X, and a few others, what’s the difference? Flat slabs of aluminum or glass with rounded corners and a big screen.
That’s the basic design for a smartphone these days and not much will change in the near future.
Simply put, if Apple introduced only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this year they would be competitive with the best smartphones available and priced about the same. Cameras? All of them are very good. Screens? You would be hard pressed to tell the difference between the highly touted Samsung OLED display vs. the indistinguishable from perfect LCD TrueTone display in iPhone 8 models, despite the difference in pixels per inch (Retina).
Despite bullet point differences on paper, most smartphone users would be hard pressed to tell much difference between popular models.
How would Apple’s iPhone 8 models fare if there was no iPhone X on the way? Both models would still outsell Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Galaxy Note 8, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Combined.
Change takes time.