How Apple’s iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018


It’s been practically a 12 months since Apple introduced the iPhone X, which suggests it is virtually time for one more Apple {hardware} launch occasion. (It additionally means the iPhone rumor mill is churning at full pace.) But relatively than speculate on what’s to come back, we thought we might have a look again at what the iPhone X meant for high-end smartphones this 12 months—particularly, the way it set the tone for telephone design and interactions.

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That’s to not say that different telephone makers copied Apple; most telephones are in manufacturing for a lot of months earlier than they ship to customers. And there are many examples of Apple really trailing different smartphone makers to sure options, like facial recognition tech or help for 3-D augmented actuality. But Apple nonetheless has the uncanny skill to set the tone for what premium telephones will appear like in any given 12 months, whether or not meaning “notches” on the prime of our telephones or new gesture-based UIs which have us all swiping screens as a substitute of tapping dwelling buttons.

And Animoji. We can’t neglect in regards to the Animoji.


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