12 Things you Probably Didn’t Know About Apple’s iPhone X
For your entertainment, it seemed appropriate to dig out a few notes, statistics, facts and notions that may not be so widely known about the iPhone X.
- Apple finalized the design of the iPhone X in November 2016. (Mashable).
- In 2008, Americans earning the average U.S. wage of $21.52/hour would have worked 9.2 hours to buy a subsidized iPhone. Today, they’d need to work 38 hours to buy an iPhone X; which is 28.8 more hours, or a 313% increase. (Flipsy)
- When Apple announced the new iPhones, 39.8 percent of Tweets about the device were positive in contrast to 5.1 percent negative ones. (com)
- 48 percent of over 1,000 U.S. iPhone owners agreed/strongly agreed that they were “excited for iPhone X”. (Reuters)
- The first allocations of iPhone X sold out in ten minutes last week. (The Guardian).
- The iPhone X supports Bluetooth 5.0, which gives four times the range and twice the speed of the Bluetooth 4.2 used in previous devices.
- Apple decided to bake AI inside the A11 chip way back in 2014. (Mashable).
- Apple originally intended to launch iPhone X in 2018. (Mashable).
- iPhone X checks user attention (if you are staring at it) every 30-seconds. (Mashable).
- The OLED display uses bespoke manufacturing and software technology, particularly focused on ensuring color accuracy. (Mashable).
- Apple never intended to place Touch ID in the iPhone X – the people working on the project realized Face ID was better. (TechCrunch).
- 75 percent of existing iPhone users may upgrade to iPhone X in the next two years. (Parks Associates)
Bonus: It costs an average of 84 cents per year to charge an iPhone (ZDnet)