New iPhones Really Worth $$$!?

A thousand dollars for an Apple iPhone? Are you serious? Do you know how many Kit Kats you could buy with that moola? 271! The iPhone X is worth 271 Kit Kats!

Money aside, The iPhone X has been a very slick, exciting leap towards the future. Its design shows how capable we really are of creating even more amazing things. The one mind-boggling feature that has been creating a buzz about the iPhone X is the facial recognition. A person could simply, while you’re asleep, put the phone up to your face, and allow them to easily access your phone. Perhaps there may be unforeseen and dangerous problems with this technology…

People tend to be either be really for Apple products, or against them, and there are few people that are neutral. For example, Mr. Joe Mancino, a friend and colleague of Ms. Upmeyer, who is a long-time Instructor, designer and design magazine editor, is all for Apple’s products and has been ever since the year of 2002.

“I have the [iPhone] 7 plus. I’ve really never transitioned to the [larger] size, and it’s not easy for me to text holding [the phone] with one hand. So I am looking forward to the smaller footprint but larger screen. Plus, I like the seamless design and the fact that it integrates a higher resolution screen and advanced features like the Face ID and wireless charging. And don’t get me started on the amazing cameras on that device. As far as the 8, I think with the exception of the wireless charging, it would likely be a lateral move for me. So the X seems like the best move,” he explains.

However, some have found minor deficiencies in both of the new iPhone models. “Physically, it’s weak and is naturally prone to break by default (a scheme of the company, no less). Technically, it’s not great what you’re paying for, especially when it comes to the amount of storage that you receive on the device,” Evan Beam, a student attending Academy at the Lakes, argues. After being asked how much he thinks it should cost, he responded with, “From a customer’s stance, probably around $450-$500 at the very least.” When asked what he wanted changed, he explained, “Stronger screens, better hardware, better prices, better storage, more accessibility for advanced users, and overall just [a] stronger case.”

Would you pay $1000 grand for a piece of technology? 

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Mr. Joe Mancino.

Age 43.

Long-time Instructor, designer and design magazine editor.


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