It is beautiful to look at.
Apples new iPhone X seems to have everything we've been waiting for in an iPhone, edge to edge OLED HDR display.
Blazing fast processor, AR capabilities and a set of cameras that will rival a DSLR.
The level of quality and responsiveness in-
But under all the glitz we found a few chinks in the iPhone X armor.
Starting with the armor itself.
The new iPhone has a stainless steel frame, making it stronger than the aluminum on the previous models.
But on the back, they traded in aluminum for glass to make way for wireless charging.
Which means you'll now have two breakable surfaces on your brand new $1,000 investment.
Galaxy owners can attest.
And that's the other one
This is a $1,000 phone, calling it $999 doesn't make it any easier on the wallet.
Tack on another hundred if you plan on storing those beautiful 4k videos locally, a charging pad and Apple Care to insure it all and you're beyond Mac Book Pro territory.
Yeah, and by the Apple care for the iPhone X will cost you $200.
And here's how it works
Apple has a history of getting rid of features we like on their devices.
Last year they did it to the headphone jack, and called it courage.
This year they did it with the home button.
And while we'll gladly forgo the home button for and edge to edge display
I really wish they would have kept the Touch ID feature under the screen, as early rumors had suggested.
Unlocking the iPhone with your face may prove faster and simpler in the long run, but judging by Craig Federighi's demo fail.
It's as easy as looking at it, and swiping up.
And you know, let's try that again.
Let's go to backup here.
We may up missing that old fingerprint scanner after all.
And get right in.
But the biggest bummer about the iPhone 10 is that you won't be able to get it until November.
They'll begin to ship
On November 3rd.
That's like five years in nerd life.
And that's assuming we don't get an Airpod repeat, with a four week plus backorder.
At that rate, you won't get your shiny new X, along with that wireless charging air power, until 2018.