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iPhone X-travaganza

On September 22, 2017, Apple shocked the world when they revealed the new iPhone X at the Steve Jobs Theater.

According to Apple,  “[their] vision has always been to create an iPhone that is entirely screen. One so immersive the device itself disappears into the experience.”

The iPhone X comes with advanced and intricate features that out rank all and any iPhone ever created by Apple.  Facial recognition, Super Retina Display HD, and wireless charging are just a few new qualities Apple included in their new product.

The facial recognition (a form of biometric authenticity)  revolutionized Apple’s product and stretches the limit of what we thought we knew about technology. However, according to The Telegraph, Apple has reduced the accuracy of the facial recognition in order to speed up production. Furthermore, the quantity for demand is much higher than the quantity of supply. In the words of James Titcomb, of The Telegraph, “The microscopic precision and fragility of the components, combined with Apple’s demand to produce tens of millions of sensor arrays, has put suppliers under immense pressure, leading Apple to quietly let them reduce their accuracy.”

 Though iPhone X, however, lacks a home button; touch and gestures are what completely controls the device.

Of course as our generation becomes more advanced in technology, we are offered a larger variety of luxury items. However, are they necessary? Our society today has become dependent on electronics and having the newest version of things. Nevertheless, our gadgets evolved, developed, and are molded to complement the fast pace and rigorous life humans have adapted to. But, here is the real question: have we in fact molded our lives around fancy, high tech gadgets? Is this $1,000 revolutionary iPhone a gateway to the future, or is it holding us back?