To be fair, with 64 GB and 256 GB options, the iPhone X are better off than any previous iPhone models. It isn’t enough, though. Surely a US$1,000 phone released near the end of 2017 ought to have more storage than an iPod from ten years ago. But it doesn’t. The iPod Classic, first released in 2007, started at 80 GB. Apple thinks you need less storage on a phone that shoots 4K video, takes 12 MP photos, runs augmented reality apps, and plays HD movies than you needed a decade ago on an MP3 player that used a clickwheel. The iPhone X shoots borderline pro-quality video, but its storage situation is worse than a cheap digital point-and-shoot.