Apple's decision to remove the touch ID/Home button on the iPhone X is a very poor one IMO. I get that they were going for the whole phone is a screen effect...but they didn't achieve it anyway. The middle top of the screen is lost to camera's, speakers etc, so it's removal was pointless I could understand it if they'd made the whole screen a finger print sensor for example, so that touching the screen anywhere with your finger or thumb would then open it up - that would have offered an improvement by making it easier to unlock. However the removal of the button completely alters the whole functionality of the phone, with users having to learn 'workarounds' to compensate for the functionality that has been lost by removal of the button. The home button enabled shortcuts for app selection, screen shots and resetting that were long established to those familiar with using an iPhone - it was also an easy and convenient way to return to the home screen. The removal of useful functionality isn't 'progress' and seems again (like with the headphone socket) to be change for the sake of it. Plenty of Android phones manage to be waterproof with a headphone socket! Every phone is operated by a hand anyway, so using a digit of your hand to unlock the phone is natural and expected. Facial recognition is all well and good, but if it was really an improvement they could have added this 'feature' to the iPhone 8. All face recognition really does is give Apple an alternative way to open the iPhone and make a little more screen available. To the end user it offers no benefits in functionality - none. There's already plenty of android based phones out there with no physical home button. If Apple were that convinced that the extra screen space offered was so important they too could have chosen this path long ago. It's a totally bizarre decision that conflicts with their past stance completely.