I planned to upgrade to the X, but I struggled with the notch initially. I was finally able to live with the trade-offs because I prefer playing games on my iPad mini (an update, please, even the mini 4 gets too slow sometimes) and I rarely watch movies, so notch-wise I would be okay with it (I'd still prefer transparent pixel technology, but I understand the tech may not be as advanced yet). What made me decide against it was how Stainless Steel was implemented. I own the original Apple Watch in Space Black with the DLC-coated Stainless Steel. It met quite a few dozen doorways and sharp edges yet refused to get a single tiny scratch, and I was impressed. I wanted to upgrade because I first saw an upgrade to Aluminium 7000, and it elevated the build quality. But since it's not DLC-coated, it's no deal for me as I do not want to pay more for a device which has severely less resilience against scratches. It's 1350 € in Europe (it's kind of an additional insult given the trade course) if you consider having more than 64 gigabytes of data minus the OS install and "other" size. On top, Apple is silently downgrading their Stainless Steel materials after they already supposedly lowered production quality of Face ID sensors. OLED brightness is a subject of degradation and I hope this year's supposed LCD model with Aluminium 7000 has no major trade-offs (inductive charging being more of a gadget feature than actually being useful), as I have yet to find out if I can live with a 6.1" smartphone. I just hope they consider easing up just a tiny bit on the margins to keep a certain level of build quality.