Should You Buy an iPhone X?

For my latest Practical Mac column at The Seattle Times, I answer the question I’m getting a lot: Should I buy an iPhone X?

I hear this every autumn: “Should I buy the new iPhone?” This year, that’s a more complicated question, because Apple released not only the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but also the iPhone X (pronounced “ten,” because Apple likes to make writers explain the company’s naming quirks).
The simple answer — as always — is: “It depends.” It depends on how old your current phone is, whether it’s still working well, where you are in your cellular provider’s contract and if there are features in the new model that are particularly appealing.

Read on to see if you think an iPhone X might be right for you: Should you buy an iPhone X? Only if you like to hold the future in your hand.

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