“The iPhone X is the best smartphone in the world.”

The Verge’s Matt McMillan is one of the people who bought into this sentiment.

The Verge has reviewed a number of smartphones this year, and the iPhone 8 and iPhone X are among their favorites.

In this piece, McMillam takes a look at how the iPhone was born and how Apple took its first steps towards creating a more compelling product.

The story begins in October 2015, when the iPhone went on sale to a much larger audience than its predecessor, and a number, but not all, of Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus customers turned to the iPhone for the first time.

It wasn’t until May 2017 that Apple launched its new iPhone X. It was released a few months later, on May 23.

It is, as McMillamp says, “the best smartphone you can buy right now.”

We went hands-on with the iPhone 9S Plus and iPhone 9.1X.

In the video below, we talk to McMillama about the experience, and what to expect when the new iPhones come out.

This article originally appeared on September 16, 2019, and has been updated to reflect our latest reporting.