When it comes to mobile devices, companies tend to like three things: solid security, ease-of-management and low cost.
With Apple's iPhone X, it looks like you can check off two of those three items. The phone's cutting-edge Face ID authentication system really does work. iOS 11 is easy to manage and inherently secure. But that last one – price – is a big one. The iPhone X starts at $999 for the 64GB model and goes to $1,149 for the 256GB version.
And that's not even counting the now-even-pricier Apple Care, which sets you back another $199.
Even so, our tech trio of mobile device experts – Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis, freelance writer Michael deAgonia (who's reviewing the iPhone X for Computerworld), and Macworld writer Michael Simon – just couldn't stop gushing about Apple's newest phone.
What would you expect from three people who each got up before 3 a.m. on Oct. 27 to order an iPhone X for delivery on the first day it was available: Nov. 3. (They all succeeded, by the way.)
Consider yourself forwarned. But if you want to find out why they all decided this is the best phone period, take a listen to our podcast.
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