“I have been using Apple’s new iPhone X for several days now, and while I have not had time to do a proper review, I wanted to share my initial observations,” Tim Bajarin writes for PC Magazine. “There have been a lot of questions about the accuracy of Apple’s Face ID, but after using it over 100 times, it worked for me 100 percent of the time. I figured there might be a 3-5 percent failure rate, but I did not encounter any glitches. With my face, it worked flawlessly.”

MacDailyNews Take: The more handsome/beautiful you are, the better it works. 😉

“What surprised me about iPhone X$999.00 at Verizon Wireless was that the notch — the indent up top that holds the front cameras and sensors — was not particularly distracting,” Bajarin writes. “Some folks have criticized the notch as clunky, but once you understand why it’s there, you realize that its features outweigh any design flaws.”

MacDailyNews Take: Hey, we stand ready and willing to do some Kübler-Ross bargaining, too! We expect to get to acceptance eventually. That won’t transform Apple’s ill-conceived notch into good design.

“I was not expecting the incredible color saturation and overall 4K HDR image quality I saw in the pictures I took. I tested it against an iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, and the photos from the iPhone X were markedly sharper, clearer, and with much deeper colors,” Bajarin writes. “I am very much an amateur photographer, but even I could tell how much better the iPhone X camera performed over the last two models.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Come on, Friday!

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Above Avalon’s first impressions of Apple’s iPhone X: ‘An entirely new iPhone experience’ – October 31, 2017
Apple reminds developers to design around iPhone X’s notch – October 28, 2017
We’ll get used to iPhone X’s ugly notch, even if we don’t end up liking it – October 23, 2017
Sloppiness: Apple’s inconsistent iPhone X design guides show attention to detail is no longer a priority – October 13, 2017
It’s not all screen: Apple’s stretching the truth with iPhone X marketing – October 3, 2017
Joshua Topolsky: Apple is really bad at design – October 1, 2017
Apple’s botched ‘notch’ atop iPhone X’s display is a design abomination – September 15, 2017
Apple is turning a design quirk into the iPhone X’s defining feature: Leaning into the notch – September 14, 2017
The lessons and questions of Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 – September 13, 2017
Apple embraces that ugly notched cutout in OLED ‘iPhone’s display – August 30, 2017
It’s time we embraced Apple’s notched/cutout OLED iPhone display – August 11, 2017