iPhone X delights and gripes
On Friday afternoon, UPS dropped off a new toy. My thoughts after a weekend with the iPhone X.
iPhone X and the Apple “access economy”
The “Apple access economy” incentivizes problematic journalism.
iPhone X and hidden fiddly bits
Some future iPhone will inevitably ditch all ports and buttons, leaving only the screen accessible to the end user. It will be beautiful, glossy—and permanently sealed
iPhone X, ordered.
Anecdotally, buying the X felt no different than previous iPhone preorder nights. In fact, it might have been the easiest preorder purchase I’ve ever made.
Memories vs. math: how to justify paying $1,000 for the iPhone X
If I do buy an iPhone X, I’ll justify the $1,000+ price tag by pointing to its killer camera.
Punching down: should Apple fans mock the Pixel 2’s missing headphone jack?
When your team is winning, sportsmanship demands that you dial down the trash talk.
Putting the iPhone’s expense in context
The iPhone X’s $1,000 price tag isn’t quite so hard to swallow when you consider the standalone gadgets that the device renders unnecessary.
Why the Apple Watch could replace the iPhone
It’s not difficult to imagine the iPhone being “eaten alive,” its role absorbed by devices at either end of the size spectrum: the iPad on the large side, the Watch on the small.
AirPods aren’t perfect. Here’s my list of complaints
Apple’s cigarettes: AirPods as happy ritual
Like smoking, AirPods boast a set of nanogestures that reinforce the habit.