Even though I don’t follow Daring Fireball as closely as I used to, (too much politics crept in to the feed), John Gruber is still the best in the biz when it comes to even toned Apple analysis. He takes his time and publishes his take on a new platform when his thought are fully baked...unlike many high volume sites.
What we’re left with, though, is truly a unique situation. Apple is attempting to move away from iOS’s historical interface one device at a time. Just the iPhone X this year. Maybe a few iPhone models next year. iPad Pros soon, too? But next thing you know, all new iOS devices will be using this, and within a few years after that, most iPhones in active use will be using it — without ever once having a single dramatic (or if you prefer, traumatic) platform-wide change.
This slow change with Face ID may not seem as dramatic as the headphone jack disappearing, or the move to the 5.5 inch screen size, but it is just as impactful on the future of the platform. He nails it with this one.