The iPhone X is a massive change in scope and design for Apple, doing away with some of the most familiar elements in a smartphone to date.
iPhone X: Everything You Need to Know!
Finally putting Face ID and Touch ID to the test in real world purchasing scenarios, it all comes down to preference.
Some parts of the iPhone X are just intuitive. Like holding your phone up to unlock it with Face ID. Others, like accessing the Control Center or using the App Switcher or force quitting apps, aren’t. Follow the tips below to quickly master iPhone X’s new user interface.
In early November, shipping estimates for the iPhone X, in both variants, improved from 5 to 6 weeks to just 3 to 4 weeks.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, with Black Friday looming over it all, and to prepare Apple has published this year’s gift guide.
The verdict is in: Face ID is awesome. Yes, it’s slower than Touch ID but when it works, it’s almost invisible. In a way, it as a magical quality to it. But it’s still a first generation product (remember how slow first-generation Touch ID was), and it has the quirks and bugs that any first-generation technology has.
The iPhone X comes with an LTE modem but misses out on many of the other advanced LTE features found on other major flagship Android devices. The most notable one is the complete lack of support for gigabit LTE networks. While flagship Android devices like the Galaxy Note 8 are not going to get gigabit LTE download speeds in real life, it still puts them at an advantage when compared to the iPhone X as they will still offer faster download speeds and network reception than competing handsets.
iPhone X has a new feature where notification previews on the Lock screen are hidden by default. Once you authenticate with Face ID, the notifications expand automatically. It’s a really neat feature. A thoughtful privacy upgrade. One of the little delights you expect from Apple. But for me, this hasn’t been working well.
Various tests have already shown that Face ID on the iPhone X can be easily fooled if you have an identical twin or using a 3D specialised mask. Now, in a new video, a mother shows her 10-year-old son unlocking her iPhone X despite the handset being secured by Face ID.
The iPhone X is one hell of a selfie camera. And most of what makes it so great is not the 7 MP camera module itself but the TrueDepth sensors housed in the now infamous notch. Using all the sensors and some software smarts, iPhone X is able to blur the background in a sophisticated manner. And then there’s the new Portrait Lighting effect feature which brings professional level lighting effects to the iPhone.