There’s much to love about the iPhone X. Nonetheless, here are five ways to improve the device either through a software or model update in 2018.
1. Give it Strength
When Apple announced the iPhone X in September, the world couldn’t stop talking about its price tag. At $999 for the entry-level model, the iPhone X is the most expensive mainstream smartphone ever created.
I could come up with 20 reasons this phone is worth $1,000. Unfortunately, those reasons mean absolutely nothing if you accidentally drop your device.
No one expected the iPhone X would be unbreakable. Still, given its price tag, it shouldn’t be the “most breakable iPhone ever.”
Now that iPhones are water and dust resistant, it’s about time for Apple to turn its attention to making the company’s handsets stronger.
2. Make the Screen Bigger
After owning three iPhone Plus models in recent years, it’s been an adjustment using the iPhone X. Though the iPhone X has a bigger screen than the Plus models, the removal of the bezels on the former makes it feel smaller, which in some respects is a bad thing.
In a society that thinks bigger is better, I would expect we’ll be seeing an even bigger bezel-less iPhone in 2018.
3. Tweak, Don't Remove the Notch
The so-called notch at the top of the screen on the iPhone X was a big concern prior to the handset’s release date. It seems early iPhone X adopters, however, are now embracing the notch, which houses the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera.
Concurring with Brent Dirks, I think the notch mostly fades into the background after about a day of use. Nonetheless, there’s no mistaking it’s still there. Because of this, I would expect Apple to find a way to make the notch more transparent on a future iPhone.
4. The Return of the Battery Percentage
Because of the notch, Apple was forced to remove the battery percentage on the phone’s main screen. Instead, we’re left with a battery icon that’s difficult to read.
Hopefully, Apple will figure out a way to change this in a future iOS 11.X release. My advice: Give us a choice on whether to view the battery percentage or icon.
5. Keep Adding Those Wallpapers
The wallpapers Apple includes on iOS devices are always beautiful. Unfortunately, there’s never that many. Perhaps things are changing thanks to the arrival of the iPhone X.
Out of the box, the new iPhone includes 10 new wallpapers, seven dynamic and three live. In the first two iOS 11.2 betas, Apple has introduced three more amazing live wallpapers (see above).
Keep it going, Apple. Continue to add new wallpapers to show off the iPhone X’s great new OLED display.
What would you change on the iPhone X? Let us know below.