Apple iPhone X Took Years To Develop, Says Chief Design Officer Jony Ive

iphone x ipadcollection.orgApple’s upcoming flagship the iPhone X is still weeks away from its official release, but that didn’t stop the company’s chief design officer from talking about it.

In two recent interviews, Jony Ive, 51, opened about his company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. In one interview, he told that the iPhone X was actually a work in progress project and it took his company years to get it right and come up with a working prototype. In the second interview, Ive suggested that the iPhone X is a testament to Apple’s smartphone design prowess and will be an inspiration for its future smartphone designs.

During a speech at the New Yorker TechFest conference, Ive said it took his company five years to bring the iPhone X from concept to a working model. He also said that Apple made various prototypes that did work as expected and during the development phase many things failed.

Meanwhile speaking to Brutus Casa, a Japanese fashion site this week, Ive called the iPhone X the “beginning of a new chapter” for Apple. He explained the iPhone X had given birth to many big ideas, which his company is already working on. Ive, however, didn’t clarify what those “big ideas” were, but e did mention that some of these ideas will be implemented on future iPhone releases.

In other Apple news, according to famous KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will stop implementing its Touch ID fingerprint sensor in all future iPhone models starting from 2018. Kuo explained that the Cupertino-based company is committed to promoting its proprietary Face ID facial scanner, which is only available on the upcoming iPhone X.

And 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 iPhone users to “write” on their iPhone display to take notes, annotate documents, draw images, and much more. At the moment, Apple only offers stylus support to its iPad Pro models through its home-built stylus called Apple Pencil.

The Apple iPhone X is scheduled for shipment on November 3.

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