So far the general consensus is that people are loving the iPhone X. The iPhone X is entirely new and entirely different and it marks a complete departure from iPhones of previous years.
One of the coolest features of iOS11 is a new Automatic Setup option that allows you to quickly transfer key details from your old iPhone to your new one. Similar to the Apple TV setup process, you simply hold both iPhones close to each other and you’ll see a “Set up new iPhone” prompt on the older model followed by an Apple Watch-eqsue pairing process. From there, information such as Wi-Fi credentials, Apple ID logins, and more is transferred effortlessly to your new iPhone. Coupled with restoring from iCloud, this new feature really makes the setup of the iPhone X as seamless as possible.
One big change is the removal of the Home Button. Instead there’s a new gesture that allows you to swipe up from the bottom of the display and return to the Home screen. This also means you get a new multitasking experience that allows you to just swipe between apps, similar to the four-finger gesture on the iPad.
The iPhone X is taller than previous iPhones, and that’s where a lot of that extra screen real estate is packed. You also have the home indicator along the bottom and the notch along the top, both of which eat up some of that 5.8-inch screen.
The Face ID setup process is just as easy as the Touch ID setup process. One suggestion I have heard is to make sure you setup Face ID in a natural lighting environment. A blogger initially set his up in a car, which meant there was some weird sunlight beams and whatnot. He set it up again inside and noticed an immediate improvement in detection. Apple has done an excellent job of integrating Face ID throughout iOS for things such as app logins and Keychain for passwords in Safari.
All in all, the iPhone is an incredible phone.