I HATE The iPhone X
– So you guys probably saw the Apple event and all the announcements that Apple made this week. Vote up in the iCard if you guys caught the event. Let me know. Basically, Apple dropped three main things: You got the new Apple Watch series 3, with LTE built in. That's really awesome cause you can now make calls without needing your phone and do a whole lot other cool stuff. They dropped the iPhone 8 and 8 plus, and then the big one was the iPhone X. No, I'm just playing, the iPhone 10. I know you guys are gonna kill me in the comments if I call it the iPhone X. It's like the iPhone X for iPhone expensive. (crowd yelling)
But moving on, I put up a poll on Twitter, I'm just @techsmartt if you guys aren't following me, asking you guys which phone you guys are thinking about picking up. Over 75% of you guys said you're gonna probably pick up the iPhone X, and let me tell you, I hate it. I got some problems. So I got some models, or dummy units, basically, these are just kinda what the iPhone X and iPhone 8 plus look like, they don't actually turn on, and these were actually picked up before the iPhone was even made. A lot of these companies, like, make these and try to guess what the new iPhone's gonna look like.
They do have some inside info, but as you can see with this iPhone X, there isn't a white or silver screen, there's no outline. It's black. So, my first problem with the iPhone X is the price. The iPhone X is really cool. But, for 999 bucks, that's just for the baseline 64 gig model. That is so much money. That is way too much money, if you ask me. And the iPhone X is kinda cool, you know, you get the new animojis, the face ID to unlock it, no touch ID, and it's not even built into the power button. Get some wireless charging and some other stuff.
But 999 bucks. I don't even know what to say. And that's only if you live in the US or Canada. If you wanna pick up a phone and you live in the UK, it starts off at 999 British pounds. That doesn't equal 999 US dollars. It equals around £755 if you convert it from US dollars to regular pounds, if you were just paying, like $1,000, US to British pounds, it's 755. And this is the same for, like, a lot of countries this year, especially on the X model. The plus, the 8 plus, I have no problems with. That's the one I'm probably going to
Be picking up for myself. But, yo, if you want to get a 256 gig, iPhone X, it's gonna start around $1,150 in the US, and in British pounds, it is so much more money. I'm sorry if you live in another country and are trying to pick up the X, most of you guys want to, like, it's bad. And the worse part is, if you live in one of those countries like Hungary, to get the baseline 64 gigabyte iPhone X, it starts off at $1,485. That is nearly 50% more than what we're paying in the US. I don't even know what to say.
Like, the price on these phones alone has got me so tight, and for the last seven years, it's usually been around, you know, $649 or $749 if you want, like, the larger phone. Last year with the seven plus, it was the first phone to cost 769 bucks. That's alright, you know, it's a little expensive, and if you guys live in another country, I'm so, so, so sorry that you guys have to spend extra money. Not every country like the US has to spend as much extra money as you guys. I know that sounds like a first world problem, and I'm complaining, I live in the US,
But it's so overpriced for what you're getting. Like, face ID, animoji, some of the other stuff. Like, I don't even like face ID and it didn't even work in the Keynote. – And, you know, let's try that again. Ho ho ho, let's go to back up here. – Now let's talk about that face ID thing. I hate it. Let me know in the comments how you guys feel about it, but basically, it's run through the new True Depth front facing camera that's right on the iPhone X. It looked kinda promising when they were talking about it when I was like,
Hearing about it in the news, but when he showed it on stage, when Craig tried it out for the first time, it failed. And so many other people are picking up on this, just because, like, getting rid of the home button touch ID, it worked. It was great. It was nice to have, just something reliable that you could put your finger down, unlock your phone, and it, for the most part, worked. Now, in the Keynote, they said, with touch ID, it's around one in 50,000 chance of someone else being able to use their finger to unlock your phone, whereas, face ID, it's a lot more true to your face, that's really cool, and it's about one in 1,000,000. That's awesome, if it only worked.
And I know Apple's got time since this phone ships in, like, November. I hope they get it together, but face ID, I'm not looking forward to it. With Apple pay, for example, why I love it so much, on, like, my iPhone 7 plus, is I can just tap it, ready to go, bam. We're chillin'. I can go and pay for something, I just didn't want to show you guys my card info there, and it works for the most part. Now, with face ID, to enable Apple Pay, you have to double click on the power button here, which doesn't have a finger print reader built in, look at your phone, and then tap to pay for Apply Pay. That's kind of a lot of steps.
And maybe, I just need to actually check out face ID. But so many other people have so many problems with it. I don't really like it, and another thing with face ID is, say you go to a party. Like your boy. And you got your phone plugged in, not with the headphone jack, cause, well, they got rid of that on the seven plus, but you got your phone plugged in, you're DJ-ing, and you say, "hey, yo, someone change the song." Well, you're the only one that can unlock your phone with your face. I mean, yeah, you can give them your passcode, but that's not the point. And I know the same problem is with touch ID, but having face ID be one of the largest
Features on the iPhone X– I just called it the iPhone X. – Ho ho ho – The iPhone 10, it's kind of a problem and doesn't really make me want to spend a thousand dollars. Alongside with everything in the iPhone X, like wireless charging, which is super cool, we all knew it was gonna go down, there's this one feature called animoji. I don't know how you guys feel about this, seriously, let me know in the comments. I want to know what you guys have to say about it. But I think it's the dumbest feature on the new iPhone 10. Even worse than face ID. Basically, when you want to animate an emoji,
You just hold up your phone, using the new True Depth front facing camera, and it will allow you to sing and talk and basically bring an emoji to life. So, you can send it to your friends in iMessage, that's really cool, but I'm just gonna be honest, stop trying to be Snapchat! You guys aren't Snapchat, Apple! Nobody really cares about it. I think I'm speaking for a lot of you guys too. I wish you could animate other emojis besides just animals, so if I wanna send, like, hey, a sexy message, I can animate, like, a fruit or a vegetable. But only being able to animate,
Like, just animals, and send it? The whole point is you have to listen to what the other person's saying. And if I wanted to send someone a message, I would just send them a gif or send them a video, or send them a picture, or just use that thing called Snapchat, I'm just @Keaton if you guys aren't following me, to do that over iMessage, it like, defeats the purpose and that's not what I use it for. Maybe you guys use it for something different. I, like, kinda want to get my point clearly across, figure out what the other person's texting me, and with animojis, it takes up a lot more time to figure out what that other person's saying.
So, animojis, probably the dumbest feature, the worst feature, on the iPhone 10. Hopefully they can make it better before November but, yo, I'm just, I'm not feeling good about it. And since animoji uses the front facing camera, which also works with face ID, that's only gonna work if face ID works. If it didn't work to unlock your phone, what makes you guys think it's gonna actually work with animojis? And honestly guys, the new iPhone 10 has got me so tight, I love the eight plus, it still has the home button built in, and wireless charging, but with the 10, there is no touch ID at all.
That was a feature I loved so much for Apple Pay, like, at least they should have put it into the power button, that'd be so convenient to just, bam, putting your finger right up to it, your phone unlocking and also having the face ID feature. And they skipped nine! They skipped the iPhone nine! Maybe they'll have it, you know, next year, but, what, like, seven ate nine? Seven literally ate nine! We don't have it anymore! I just kinda want to throw this phone at the ground, which, I might end up doing when I pick one up. But, yo, it's bad.
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