iPhone X is the most radical redesign of a product since iPhone 1

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hasanahmad, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. hasanahmad macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2009
    Phase 1: The first radical design was the iPhone 1.

    Phase 2: iPhone 3G added internal features
    iPhone 3GS added internal features

    Phase 3: iPhone 4 kept the rectangular display and home button. changed the design around the screen which went from traditional to high definition display
    iPhone 4 added internal features
    iPhone 5 added screen performance and internal performance improvements
    iPhone 5S had same design and introduced TOUCH ID

    Phase 4: iPhone 6 had the same overarching rectangular design with home button just bigger and wider than previous iPhones
    iPhone 6S was the same with speed and 3D touch
    iPhone 7 was the same with speed and removed headphone jack and introduced wireless airpods
    iPhone 8 was the same outside with speed and glass back with internal improvements

    Phase 5: iPhone X brings almost the same internals as iPhone 8 with the first move away from LCD since the original iPhone, First time an iPhone does not have a home button, first time the iPhone screen is not completely rectangular, and first time the screen goes around the entire bezel edges of the phone. First time Apple has replaced a Gold standard feature *Touch ID* with what it believes is the future of security *Face ID*. with iPhone 7, the removed headphone jack meant nothing was added to replace it in the same box but with iPhone 10, we have an actual replacement of a major feature since the first iPhone.
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    My opinion, is the iPhone X looks great and there are certainly differences away from The other iPhone models. But from my standpoint of looking at it, I don't know if I feel that it looks "Radically" different. I know it has a bezeless design with an OLED display, but it still carries many traits over from the iPhone 6/6S/7/8.

    I think we're iPhone users are going to notice the differences, it's not necessarily just from the looks, but how it feels in the hand. I think the comfortability factor will be much more pleasing versus just looking at it.
  3. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I think you're underselling every other generation and overselling the X.

    You fail to mention the first front facing camera or LED flash with the 4. Or that the 4S got Siri, the first popular digital assistant. You also forgot that the 5 was the first time the screen has gotten larger than the original as well as LTE, the first wireless technology that was as fast and sometimes faster than in-home WiFi. Or that the 6 was the first time they introduce a 2nd Plus sized model. Also the 7/7+ was the first with the optical image stabilization and dual cameras.

    I could downplay or upsell any of these models. The X is great but so were the others.
  4. gadget123 macrumors 68020

    Apr 17, 2011
    United Kingdom

    The X looks like an IPhone 8 minus a home button and a notch at the top.

    IPhone 4 was a bigger redesign.
  5. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yeah. I think it is a more radical design than the iPhone 4 was or at least on par with it.

    Apple even changed the dimensions of the phone. The 4 didnt change that.
  6. saltd macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2010
    I think the 4 was the biggest jump with the Retina display, new internals, and totally redesigned body.
  7. Alchematron macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2007
    Maui Hawaii
    X was the first iPhone that turned me off because of the notch and narrow screen. I really wanted to like it, but major fail!

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