With the launch of the iPhone X, it is clear that Apple’s iPhones are now headed in a different direction compared to the previous generations. We’re talking about the ditching of the home button, the introduction of a new facial recognition and security system, and a new type of display, but is that it?

In an interesting interview with design magazine Wallpaper* (via 9to5Mac), Apple’s Chief Design Office Jony Ive hinted that the current iteration we are seeing at in the iPhone X will be very different in a year’s time, and that the will evolve and eventually be able to do things that it can’t right now.

According to Ive, “What I think is remarkable about the iPhone X is that its functionality is so determined by software. And because of the fluid nature of software, this product is going to change and evolve. In 12 months’ time, this object will be able to do things that it can’t now. I think that is extraordinary. I think we will look back on it and see it as a very significant point in terms of the products we have been developing.”

It is unclear as to what exactly Ive means by that, but presumably over the next year Apple is expected to introduce new software updates and features that could expand on the iPhone X’s capabilities, or maybe with the release of iOS 12. Either way we guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

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