Well-respected publication TIME magazine has put Apple’s iPhone X up there with the best of the best products to be launched into the public domain during 2017.

The publication has put together a ’25 Best Inventions of 2017′ list, which names Apple’s gorgeous and highly powerful new smartphone alongside other innovative products, such as Halo Top guilt-free ice cream, the recently discussed Ember Ceramic Mug which is now on sale in 4,600 Starbucks stores, and the Nike Pro Hijab which encourages athletic performance amongst Muslim athletes.

The first thing that you notice when you take the time to look through the TIME list is that it’s unbelievably diverse in the fact that it contains innovative and thought-provoking products from literally all walks of life. The products aren’t actually listed in any type of hierarchal or achievement based order either, so it’s not possible to say that TIME rates Apple’s iPhone X as the fifth best invention of 2017, as an example. However, it’s on the list, it’s surrounded by some wonderful products, and it’s the only smartphone listed, which can only be great news for Apple.

TIME lists iPhone X with the header “a smarter smartphone”, which is likely paying reference to the fact that the hardware ships with an intelligent TrueDepth camera system which makes functionality like Face ID and Animoji not only possible, but also way above and beyond what the competition is doing.

The product listing on the TIME page also references Apple’s Senior Vice President of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, waxing lyrical about how the ideation, creation, and ultimate release of iPhone X is a “dream come true,” complete with a design that the company has wanted to implement into the iPhone range from “day one.”

Apple’s iPhone X is the most expensive iPhone yet with a starting price of $999 for the entry-level 64GB hardware but the general consensus, both from fans and critics, is that it’s most definitely the best iPhone yet. That doesn’t necessarily mean that consumers and critics believe it is worth the rather staggering price-tag, but it does mean that they are willing to invest in the device in order to take advantage of its advanced features, such as Face ID, and the edge-to-edge OLED panel which relies entirely on new navigational gestures.

(Source: TIME)

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