I've looked online to see if anyone had felt the same but it seems like everyone's in awe of these new devices.
What am I missing? Does anyone else here think the new iPhones are lacklustre?
My only major concern with iPhone X is that I don't think FaceID is actually a valid replacement for TouchID from a usability/convenience perspective – I'll leave security concerns to the experts. There's just too many situations where it will definitely be slower and/or someone next to me wants to use my phone while I'm driving, etc etc
The LTE-enabled Watch Series 3 is far more interesting, imo
Having said that, the AirPower was a nice touch - and hey! Apple supported an existing standard: Qi wireless charging!
I think the biggest news was the Apple Watch Series 3. Finally we have a watch that would make Dick Tracy proud! It's looking more and more like Apple is eyeing a future where the watch replaces your phone.
Smartphones existed for a decade before the iPhone came out. They didn't have a lot of power, but focused on what they could - productivity quite well in the case of Palm. Tablets have existed even longer.
Maybe we are in an oscillation of technology where the horsepower available is much higher than what it's being used for (the fight for our attention, distractions and seeking those doses of novelty).
The opportunity for revolution at present appears to be more in software experiences, than the hardware itself in smartphones.
Also, Apple needs more third-party integrations like replacing the browser, email and so on.
Finally, there needs to be more ways for third-parties to add jailbroken-like changes to the system in a nuanced, safe, trusted manner.
I've owned mac laptops for the last decade, but my next one likely will not be a mac laptop. Same thing with iOS(already switched on that one).
I think their devices are appealing to the majority and that's maybe not us.