It’s here: iPhone Day 2018. It’s a lot like iPhone Day 2017 but with about … 50% less excitement.
Last year, after three years with the same humdrum iPhone design, we got the iPhone X with an all-screen design, Face ID and an improved camera system. Oh wait, and Animoji.
This year seems to be all about incremental improvements to that design and those marquee features. Word is that there’ll be a bigger iPhone X (the iPhone X Max?) and a more affordable version of the X with an LCD screen.
What I’m most interested in, however, is how Apple makes the fundamentals of the X better. A year later, I still hold by my iPhone X review: It’s a fabulous smartphone. That said, Apple could make it even better by addressing my main remaining complaints:
1) Battery life. On a day of heavy use, I still have to charge midday.
2) Durability. My screen cracked last week. Yeah, great timing.
3) Face ID. 8 out of 10 times Face ID is faster than the fingerprint sensor but not when I’m lying down in bed, standing in bright light or wearing a certain pair of sunglasses.