Watching the release and now reviews of the iPhone X has me looking over and over again trying to figure out the appeal. I know it's cleaner and sleeker, and has less ports and buttons, that it has an OLED screen.... etc. What's lost in all this is the question that keeps coming to my mind: how does the continuing removal of buttons and ports from Apple products improve the user experience? I still carry a iPhone 6S Plus, and I constantly use the home button in a way that the iPhone X does not provide an alternative means of achieving. I turn off alarms and reminders by reaching in my pocket and pressing the home button. I hold down the home button, still in my pocket, to activate Siri through my AirPods. I use the headphone jack in my oldest car to play music through the car stereo, and sometimes on jobs to play back wired speakers, as part of my videographer occupation. The continuing removal of ports and buttons on iPhones and other Apple products has me looking at other options. Do the people in charge at Apple remember that we have hands and fingers? The way something works, in the physical world, is as important, if not more important, than the way it looks.