With an upgrade available and the opportunity to turn in an excellent condition iPhone 6 Plus for a credit (which will drastically reduce the monthly amount of the phone), I pre-ordered the iPhone X 64GB Space Gray from Verizon last week (at Midnight, Pacific Time on the 27th). I had no problem ordering the phone via my carrier. I received it today, launch day. So far, so good. There are new gestures to learn to do certain functions. For instance, in order to turn off the phone, you press the volume up and power button at the same time. With Siri, you long-press the power button. Face ID is easy to setup and it works really well. One of things I really like is notifications show minimal info until unlocked with Face ID. I used a backup of the 6 Plus via iTunes to set the phone up. I haven't really looked into all the different settings specifically for this phone (there are a few). I bought the Belk folio case for the phone, as well as MaxBoost tempered glass screen protectors (comes 3 in a package). The X wirelessly charges beautifully with the Belk case on. Amazon has a ton of great cases for the phone, which is where I purchased the Belk case from. The MaxBoost package comes with a plastic outer form you attach to the phone to perfectly place the screen protector. I wish they used the form for all other phone screen protector installations. The screen protector does not interfere with any case used with the phone. The X is fast. No lag. The screen is as beautiful as advertised. Just like all other Apple devices on iOS 11, auto-brightness is on by default. This drives me nuts. Now they've moved the option to turn it off in Settings>General>Accessibility>Display Accommodations. During the initial setup of the phone, it asks if you want "True-Tone" on. This feature adapts the OLED color to surrounding light or darkness. I'll post a review, in a few weeks, when I've had a chance to really run the phone through it's paces (especially the camera functions and features). Samsung and others may have beat Apple to the punch with near bezel-less displays, but Apple has done a great job with the X. Since iOS is all I use, this phone was worth the wait. We'll see if it's worth the cost (so far I think so).