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http://fortune.com/2017/10/09/apple-iphone-x-jony-ive/
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Speaking in an interview at the New Yorker TechFest on Friday, Ive said that his team at Apple had been working on the concept for the last five years. He added that his company “had prototypes” of what a smartphone with a display that nearly entirely covers its front panel and a facial scanner might look like.

I guess the proof is in the pudding.

Does this seem like a phone that has had 5 years of work put into it?
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Am i the only one who gets a little OCD/anxious looking at this screen as well as the essential phone? It's like something smudged onto the edge of the screen but it will never come off.

Also, no, this does not look like a phone that took 5 years to develop. Sad if true. Looks like another slow evolution of the Iphone.
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Originally Posted by Ultracarpet View Post

Am i the only one who gets a little OCD/anxious looking at this screen as well as the essential phone? It's like something smudged onto the edge of the screen but it will never come off.

Also, no, this does not look like a phone that took 5 years to develop. Sad if true. Looks like another slow evolution of the Iphone.
You're not alone. Having a part of the screen shaped extremely weirdly seems exactly like an inelegant solution that Apple wouldn't want to use. The S8 and V30 look far better IMO, even though they do have small bezels at the top and bottom.

Most of the development time was likely coming up with a working appearance for the phone. Finishing details+technical specs+production were all most likely done in the last two-three years of the development. Ive even said in the very writeup that most of the development cycle were things that failed.
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LoL?! 5 years?!
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5 years for animated poo emoji.
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[IMG ALT=""]Does this seem like a phone that has had 5 years of work put into it?

Thats how long it takes them to decide what ports to remove from their devices...

All joking aside, I wouldnt be surprised if they put 5 years dev time into just about everything they do. It doesnt mean its 5 years well spent or that its 5 years of intense and focused development. It could have been 1-2 years of conceptualizing, who knows. They are likely already working on the next 3 gens of iphones that we dont even know about. Its not as if they sit around and go "crap, we released this iphone 9 months ago, maybe we should think about making another".

Personally I dont care if they spend a million years on dev, I still wont ever find myself trapped i nthat walled garden.
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I guess that's why it looks like an outdated 5 year old design.
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I am not a big fan of the odd bezels myself. I don't mind chin and forehead. The iPhone X is a really nice phone though. I expect that in the end they went more conservative in their design choices. Personally I think they did more than enough to separate themselves from their competition. Apple will do fine this year in smartphones.
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Is that how long it takes to develop a receding hairline?
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5 years to develop what???

all the technology in that thing has been around for 20+ years.
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