I'm not trolling, I'm not a hater, I'm not anti-Apple nor am I a fanboy. I've owned a 3GS, a 4S and still have my 6 Plus. My wife owns a 6S and both my boys aged 9 and 6 each own an iPad. Like I said, 6 Plus owner since December 2014. I, like alot of other people, skipped the 7/7 Plus because I wanted to hold out for the 10 year anniversary edition. I counted down the days. Keynote eve was like Christmas eve for me. And boy was I excited. But after seeing the Keynote and reviews post the Keynote, I feel as flat as a tack. I hate the X. I just hate it. Its final self did not live up to its hype. I know Apple did not create the hype but it was well aware of the hype. Cook himself admitted that the hype of the 10 year anniversary iphone was hurting the 7, so I was not alone. I seriously can't stand the X. I now resent Tim Cook and every jackass who had a say in how this piece of crap came to be the piece of crap that it is. It is simply just a piece of crap. What were they thinking? It's hardly edge to edge, the notch, Face ID, and the biggest deal breaker for me, the X's screen is narrower than the width of a Plus. My wife said I'm being melodramatic and that I'm acting like a kid. Is she mad? She won't be upgrading from a Plus model so she doesn't know any better. Again what was Apple thinking? Tim Cook needs to go back to being a number cruncher at Apple and get someone in who understands quality products and not just profit. Fark him. Is there anyway I can get him to read my OP? I want him to read this. I want him to see what people around the world think of his piece of crap pride and joy. How farken dare Apple release an iphone which has failed miserably to live up to the high standard that the 10th year anniversary iphone deserved. Don't get me wrong, I love iPhones but I hate the X with a passion. I've seen some divide on opinion in my time on these forums, but this is the biggest. What does that tell you? When the Plus was released in 2014, at least we had a choice, bigger or smaller. There was also the protruding lense issue in 2014 which was overcome by getting a skin, and of course bendgate which was rectified with reinforcements inside the device. When touch ID came out, we had the option to deactivate it and just use the passcode option as we had always done up to that point. Last year when the 7 came out with no headphone jack, people could still use the connector if they wanted to listen to their music with wire. But what about this year? Accept the fact that if you want the flagship device, you have to live with the notch, you have to live with Face ID and you have to now accept smaller width if you were a Plus user? Fark that! And fark Apple! I always used to tell Android users that with Apple, there is no choice you need to make because everything in the iphone was premium. In recent years the only choices we had to make were colour and size, clearly superior phone or crearly inferior phone (SE). But now what? Do I forgoe usable real estate for less bezels? Do I forgoe the supposed flagship because the screen is smaller in width? Do I give up touch id for something which is still an unproven replacement? I'm not going to have the best of both worlds in the one device this year because of Tim Cook and his pack of gallahs. I am going to have to sacrifice something irrespective of whether I go with the 8 Plus or the X. It's bad enough we have a protruding lense and no jack, now the flagship has this annoying AF notch, no touch ID and again, a screen which is smaller in width than a Plus so the aspect ratio is completely messed up. What are they doing, what were they thinking? The X is horrible, the worst iphone ever made, it's flawed in so many ways. They want us to pay over a grand ($1,800 if you live in Australia (Melbourne) like me) for a device with an IOS that is still essentially stuck in 2013, for a device that has no headphone jack and a camera lense which still protrudes, which has the annoying notch, no touch ID and of couse a screen which is smaller in width than a Plus model. Honestly, GGF'd Apple. It's been said by others here that the X is 2 steps forward and 2 steps back, that it is a concept phone, and they are spot on. Yet the circus that Apple has become under Cook decided to introduce this baloney on the 10th year anniversary, the imbeciles. Apple has lost the plot. Tim Cook and everyone with a position of power at Apple needs to fark off from Apple before the iphone becomes an even bigger farce. I'm going to go into an Apple store in my city and show every single employee in the store this post. What's Tim's email address? He needs to read this, the incompetent clown that he is. People will say "but Apple will laugh all the way to the bank" bla bla bla, but that's no thanks to Tim Cook, he is merely driving the bus that Steve Jobs built, and he's slowly driving it into a ditch. He needs to go. Tim Cook, if you're reading this, please, please, fark off, and take the X with you. Please, just go. As far as I'm concerned, the X may as well be called the XXX and use genitalia ID instead. Roll on 2018. Another 12 months with my 6 Plus. Oh well, at least I will save $1,800 for what I hope is a better X next year. I didn't think in a million years I'd ever write an OP like this, but there you have it. And you got Cook to thank. Rant over. That is all.