Change is often cited as a good thing, but it appears that some Apple fans aren’t too keen on the radical design of the iPhone X.
Loyal Apple fans who managed to get their hands on the iPhone X have been complaining in PhoneArena‘s comments section that the flagship iPhone fails to live up to their expectations.
One person in particular, the less than subtly named apple-rulz, was not impressed with the iPhone X, seeming to only really be a fan of the Animoji feature it offers.
“I’m the biggest Apple fan there is and even I’m disappointed with the X. Got mine Friday, returned it today (Sunday). The notch was super annoying, the OLED panel isn’t THAT much better than the LCD on my 6S Plus, no battery percentage on the display due to not enough space, annoying swipe gestures, etc,” apple-rulz said.
“The only really cool/fun part of the phone was the Animoji. No fast charge accessories out of the box also annoyed me. When I went to my carrier to return it, I was the second person in returning an X. Very disappointing weekend.”
And apple-rulz noted they weren’t the only person to do so at their local Apple store.
There’s an argument that the completely touch-based interface isn’t as intuitive to use because it lacks the iPhone 8’s and previous models’ home button. With the iPhone X, users are required to memorise gestures, which is a definite departure from the way people use older iPhones.
The ‘notch’ in the display was always going to be controversial as well, and it would appear that for some Apple fans it’s proven a step too far.
The returns so far appear to be minimal, so we’ll reserve judgement on whether the iPhone X is a disappointment for large swathes of Apple fans. But at around £1000 we’d not be surprised to see even a few iPhone fanatics baulk at the price and opt for the iPhone 8 instead.
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