I will upgrade to next years top model regardless of the changes.
I have the iPhone 7 Plus 256GB Gold now and will not be eligible before next year September to upgrade. That’s the only reason I’m skipping the X this year.
Not looking like the X will definitely help.
It will. Like it or don't, the X represents the iPhone design for years to come.
Personally I expect a bigger X. Something like X Plus. And, in this X Plus, the much anticipated TouchID comeback in this bigger side button (there's no point in making this button bigger without any reason, after all. I really believe it's because of the future TouchID implemented there. Praying...)