How Apple’s iPhoneX Changed Smartphone Design in 2018

It’s been almost a yr since Apple introduced the iPhone X, which implies it is virtually time for an additional Apple {hardware} launch occasion. It additionally means the iPhone rumor mill is churning at full pace. But slightly than speculate on what’s to come back, we thought we would have a look again at what the iPhone X meant for high-end smartphones this yr—particularly, the way it set the tone for cellphone design and interactions.

That’s to not say that different cellphone makers copied Apple; most telephones are in manufacturing for a lot of months earlier than they ship to shoppers. And there are many examples of Apple truly trailing different smartphone makers to sure options, like facial recognition tech or assist for 3-D augmented actuality. But Apple nonetheless has the uncanny capacity to set the tone for what premium telephones will appear to be in any given yr, whether or not which means “notches” on the prime of our telephones or new gesture-based UIs which have us all swiping screens as an alternative of tapping dwelling buttons.

And Animoji. We can’t neglect concerning the Animoji.

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