Finally, Apple has broken itself out of a four-year design rut with the iPhone X. On top of carrying over all the best features the iPhone 8 has to offer, this high-priced flagship phone removes the Home button that has defined the iPhone for a decade, in favor of an elegant screen that goes all the way up, and swaps the fingerprint reader for a high-tech facial scanner. It all comes together well in an excellent phone, though sometimes it feels like it’s different just for the sake of being different.
The base-model iPhone X starts at $999 for 64GB, and jumps up to $1149 for the 256GB version, with no other option for expanding storage. That’s… not cheap. It’s a full $200 more than the 64GB iPhone 8 Plus and $300 more than the standard iPhone 8. You can easily spend less on a decent laptop.