"Top 5 reasons not to buy the Apple iPhone X"
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Top 5 reasons not to buy the Apple iPhone X
These are the top five reasons not to buy the new Apple iPhone X. Apple's just announced it's new iPhones, but we're going to focus mainly on the X. A word of warning, this is a preliminary list based on what we saw at Apples event.
Things could change when we get to fully test the new iPhone Go.
And number five is gestures.
With the death of the homebound of the iPhone X. You have to learn new ways to call up multi-tasking, closing apps and calling up Siri.
That may be confusing at first which could make the X less attractive as an option.
At number four, the design.
This is controversial to be sure.
The iPhone X has a nut on the top of its screen.
Now with its OLED display, the areas surrounding the top notch won't stand out too much when its black.
But, when its white, the notch becomes very visible.
Maybe Apple should have just cut out those two bunny ears and they could get more standard look.
The number three is the weight.
Its the latest and greatest iPhone, right?
But Apple said the iPhone X which ships starting November 3rd.
That's a lot later than when the iPhone 8 arrives, and by that point, Google's latest Pixel is expected to be announced as well.
Can you manage to wait those excruciating days?
And number two, touch ID is gone.
The iPhone X got rid of its fingerprint sensor in favor of new technology called Face ID.
Touch ID was an excellent implementation of a fingerprint sensor to the point, every other fingerprint sensor was compared to it.
Apple says Face ID will be very secure and will be able to recognize you even if you change your appearance.
So far it's unproven, so this could put the pause on pre-ordering for now.
And at number one is the price.
The Apple iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64 gigabyte model.
You could buy five new Apple TVs or two of the Apple Watch Series 3 for that price.
The tent pricing goes all the way up to $1,149 for the 256 gigabyte model.
Then again, this is Apple's future phone, right?
Remember, this is a list for those of you looking for reasons not to pre-oder just yet.
The iPhone X still looks pretty interesting.
In fact, check out our top five reasons to buy the iPhone X over at top5.cnet.com.
I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll pretty much argue anything.
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