Why Google’s upcoming phone is more exciting than the iPhone X

I’m more excited for Google’s smartphone event on Oct. 4 than I am for the launch of the new iPhone X.

Leading up into Apple’s event earlier this week, CNBC and most of the media knew all there was to know about what Apple had in store. Three iPhones were unveiled, including the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. No surprises there, aside from the naming scheme.

The two iPhone 8 models are minor upgrades to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone X looks exactly like every leaked image that cropped up all year, and what might have been surprises, like Face ID, were expected.

Don’t get me wrong. I look forward to seeing it in person and maybe even buying one, but there really wasn’t anything we didn’t know about, and the whole unveiling was kind of yawn-worthy.

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