Current iPhone X users tell us about the opportunities for next-gen iPhones

“A consistent expectation seems to be that Apple will remove the home button, also known as Touch ID from across the new iPhone models,” Carolina Milanesi writes for Tech.pinions. ” I can tell you that having used an iPhone X as my main smartphone since its launch I have not regretted the move from Touch ID to Face ID. Except for a few occasions when due to poor light conditions or my inability to open my eyes properly, mostly first thing in the morning, Face ID just works. From picking up to swiping up, all is one fluid movement that makes you feel like your phone was not even locked.”

“We asked how satisfied users were with some key features of the iPhone X. Satisfaction runs pretty high across features with the exception of Siri where users were much more ambivalent,” Milanesi writes. “When looking at the average satisfaction the Super Retina 5.8” display ranked highest at 1.87 (on a -2 to 2 range), followed by the speed of the iPhone X (1.85) and the looks of the iPhone X (1.84). The new Swipe-based gesture interface scored 1.70 and Face ID scored 1.53.”

“When looking at the features individually, 79% of the sample was very satisfied with the Swipe-based gesture UI and 65% was very satisfied with Face ID. The ambivalence on Siri comes across clearly when looking at how the sample was distributed: 33% was somewhat satisfied, 27% was neither satisfied nor dissatisfied and another 21% was somewhat dissatisfied,” Milanesi writes. “70% of the panel strongly disagrees that they ‘miss the home button from previous iPhone models.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: A survey after our own hearts. After nearly a year with iPhone X units in our hands: Die, antiquated Home button, die! The second Apple dump the Home button on iPad Pro is the second we replace our iPad Pros with new models.

iPhone X owners are extremely satisfied with basically everything except Siri – April 20, 2018


  1. I miss the home button on my iPhone X. There are times when I want to partially unlock my phone and it completely unlocks. ( for example to see details of email or text messages) there are times when I can see the screen with the phone laying flat on the desk bet the phone cannot see me and I want to unlock it to see the latest notification. Face ID is great if I want to pick up the phone while I’m inside. If I’m outside in the sun it only works about 1/2 the time.

  2. They are right on the money concerning Siri. It is *hot garbage*. Period. It consistently gets things not just wrong but WAY wrong..even when you speak slooooowly and succinctly. It’s just bad..and it’s going on what, 4-5 yrs now? Cmon apple fix this sh*t already!

  3. I typically have very good luck with Siri. I use it all the time, and find it very useful. I control home appliances, set schedules, reminders, get sports scores, etc. (I also own HomePods and Siri works very well with them.) I love Face ID and look forward to iOS 12.

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