https://daringfireball.net/2017/09/iphone_x_event_thoughts_and_observations Apparently, Apple *wanted* to replace Touch ID with Face ID So it would appear, releasing the X without Touch ID, wasn’t due to manufacturing issues/inability to embed the touchID in the screen, though they never took it that far because that was the backup plan, this was an intentional strategic decision ...Thats interesting! Especially for people like myself who suspected otherwise. And think (thought?) that Touch ID will be embedded next year. I wonder if this will change if sales are low enough. But that could be quite an out there conditional statement— sales, low, for an Apple product, seems unlikely. No matter the reservations people have, and the prices set — but we’ll see! — I like his candidness about the chin, he has some concerns about it and wishes it was a flush solid black bar on all but home and lock screen, but finds it to not be a deal breaker either. I’m surprised he didnt bring up that no dark mode was a miss too, OLED = infinite blacks, wouldn’t you want to see that screen look like its floating, beyond an all black wallpaper? Great chin comment- “Johnny Ive either lost a bet or his mind” LOL!