Apple has just revealed the iPhone X, and already the hype for the phone has reached expected heights. With the redesign of one of the most popular model lines, everyone wants to know what exactly the deal is with the newest offering from Apple this time around.

Everyone is reporting about the iPhone X, and there are mixed opinions. There are those who want to upgrade. There are also those who look at the phone from another perspective. A particular iPhone X article from The Verge looked at it from an Android user’s perspective. It talked about how the phone will not only change the iPhone line but the smartphone landscape in general.

In it, columnist Vlad Savov expressed some obvious impacts of the new iPhone. One of the most notable of these impacts is the effect of Face ID; that it will spawn a generation of less secure phones.

Competition, competition, competition

Competition is good in general. It makes people manufacture better, smarter things, and it's not different with phone models. Indeed Samsung, Apple, and more recently Google’s Pixel have been going at it for quite some time.

It’s no secret that Apple always provides healthy competition. This leads to Android models always trying to be better than the iPhone and vice versa.

However, there are also those companies who seek to make a quick buck by exploiting the price ranges of the mainstream competition. For example, an otherwise unknown company could make what essentially is an iPhone imitation for a lower price.

The problem with this is that we cannot always be sure if the parts and manufacturing are of top quality.

Of course, we can always avoid these cheap and poorly-made models. However, there are always some who can’t help but try them.

How the Face ID affects consumers

Considering these factors, Savov proposes that Face ID could lead to phones that are less reliable. "I expect Android OEMs will go crazy copying Apple’s Face ID, and I expect many of them to do it sloppily, creating the threat of much less secure phones," he writes.

What he means is that manufacturers could jump on the Face ID bandwagon with less regard for quality. They could sell the phones for cheap, with the promise that it will function pretty much the same as the iPhone X feature. But they will probably be made of likewise cheap components that will highlight the failings of an important security measure.

The iPhone X Face ID is a sophisticated piece of technology. While something similar can be implemented, it takes dedication and hard work.

The competition that Apple provides is a healthy one for the continued development of our devices. However, it still falls on other manufacturers to be responsible not to take this competition as a means of a quick cash grab.