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iPhone X appears in the ranking of the “25 Best Inventions of 2017”; Jony Ive talks about creating the device

O iPhone X it was only launched a few weeks ago and now it is already a good candidate to appear on several lists around the world.

To debut, the device has just entered the ranking of the magazine TEAMfrom ?25 Best Inventions of 2017?, with the subtitle ?A smarter smartphone?.

For Dan Riccio, senior vice president of hardware engineering at Apple, the iPhone X is literally a dream come true. "I look at design as something that we really want to do from day one," he says. It's easy to see why: the X is undoubtedly the most sophisticated smartphone in the world, with a screen that extends from end to end, a processor optimized for augmented reality and a camera smart enough to allow users to unlock the phone with their face . (Although some of these features have reached Samsung and LG devices.)

iPhone X TIME magazine

Taking advantage of the smartphone's appearance on the list, the magazine took the opportunity to talk about it with both Riccio and Apple's design chief, Jony Ive. The executives talked about their expectations for the device and how they faced, as Ive said, some "extraordinarily complex problems" in creating it.

One of the problems, according to the magazine, was the challenge of knowing how to replace the infamous button of Incio (Home), which appeared since the first device, for a long ten years. Of course, as we know, now interactions with the smartphone are made by gestures, but Ive says that it was not easy to think of something; even so, the team remembered the challenges previously faced and did not give up.

Paying attention to what happened historically, in fact, helps to give you some faith that you will find a solution. Faith is not a substitute for engineering competence, but it can certainly help to stimulate the belief that you will find a solution. This is important.

Recalling that Apple has an "affection" to move away from technologies before the rest of the world does, the magazine cited, along with Incio's button, the company's decision to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack , more recently, and also from the floppy disk, back in 1998. About this, Ive went on to say that insuring resources at all costs may not have a happy ending:

In fact, I think the way of holding on to resources that have been effective, the way of holding on to them at all costs, a path that leads to failure. And, in the short term, the path that seems less risky, the path that seems safer.

Jony Ive

As the head of design, of course, the executive would pull hot coals for his sardines. Ive demonstrates his pride in the small details that even the user doesn't notice, but that is exactly what contributes to the best experience.

There are certain things that you are very aware of as a user and other things that you know, but unconsciously. Perhaps the example of something unconscious is just the natural way in which the iPhone X screen is integrated with stainless steel and the glass body.

Riccio also commented on the device; in fact, the executive spoke specifically about the future of the company's smartphones, saying that the iPhone X ?really prepares us well for the next ten years?.

Riccio's speech makes a lot of sense if we remember what we have heard in the rumors not only on Ma's next smartphones but also on iPads; if they?re right, it really looks like what we?ll see going forward will be a long journey of enhancing the technologies that integrate what we now know as the iPhone X.

via MacRumors, 9to5Mac