The removal of a physical home button, an edge-to-edge display, and a facial recognition system, these are all features that we have seen before prior to the iPhone X, but perhaps it could be how Apple implemented these features and made them all work because it seems that TIME has deemed it fit to declare the iPhone X as one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2017”.

The publication does not detail how they managed to arrive at that conclusion, but it seems that the iPhone X has managed to make the cut. The post talks about how “sophisticated” the iPhone X is, thanks to its edge-to-edge display, the implementation of augmented reality features, and also the decision to ditch the physical home button, a feature which has been a staple since the first iPhone model.

They also mention its facial recognition features, although they do acknowledge that Samsung and LG were some of the first to implement it. They also point out how its starting price of $999 makes it is the most expensive iPhone yet, although Apple’s design chief Jony Ive was quoted as saying, “As you would expect, there’s a financial consequence to integrating the sheer amount of processing power into such a small device.”

That being said whether or not you agree with TIME’s choice of awarding the iPhone X with the honor of being one of the “25 Best Inventions of 2017”, it’s hard to argue with the numbers as initial reports have claimed at least 9-12 million units were pre-ordered within the first 3 days of availability.

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