Apple’s upcoming flagship the iPhone X is still weeks away from its release, but that didn’t stop the company’s design chief to stay away from talking about it.
Recently, in two separate interviews, Apple’s design Chief Jony Ive opened about his company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. In one interview, Ive told that the iPhone X was a work in progress project and it took his company years to get it right and working. In the second interview, he suggested that the iPhone X is the new testament of Apple’s smartphone design and will be an inspiration for future smartphone designs.
While speaking at the New Yorker TechFest conference recently, Ive said it took Apple five years to bring the iPhone X from concept to final product. He continued that the company made prototypes that did work as expected and during the development cycle a lot of things failed.
Meanwhile speaking to a Japanese fashion site Brutus Casa this week, Ive called the iPhone X the “beginning of a new chapter” in iPhone development. He also said the iPhone X had given birth to many big ideas which his company is currently working on. He didn’t clarify what those “big ideas” were, but he hinted that some of those ideas would be implemented on future iPhones.
The iPhone X is scheduled for shipment on November 3.
In other Apple news, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will stop implementing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor in all future iPhones from 2018. He said that the Cupertino-based company is committed to its Face ID facial scanner that it developed, which is currently only available on the upcoming iPhone X. Like Face ID, Touch ID is used to verify a user’s identity and grant access to his or her iPhone. Touch ID is also used to make online purchases through Apple’s own mobile payment service Apple Pay.
One more thing…
According to a report by Korea’s The Investor this week, Apple is considering allowing users to use a digital stylus with the iPhone in 2019. The feature will enable users to “write” on their iPhone display to take notes, annotate documents, draw images, and much more. Currently, Apple only offers stylus support in its iPad Pro line up through its Apple Pencil stylus.