As reported last week, Apple has ensured a steady supply of iPhone X, thanks to a streamlined supply chain. The company is dividing the sourcing of some components, particularly the LCP LTE antenna, to a second manufacturer. This appears to have helped Apple’s cause greatly. Issues pertaining to the dot projector, a component which is essential for the functioning of Face ID, have also been sorted out, it is said.
iPhone X: Everything You Need to Know!
As the iPhone X shipping times come down from 3-4 weeks to 1-2 weeks, a new report mentions how the component demand for the iPhone X could be coming down. It is believed that this could significantly cut down the iPhone X sales forecast over the next couple of months. The report claims that Apple’s component orders were nearly 30% lower in November than initially predicted.
Back in October, Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak had said that he won’t be upgrading to the iPhone X, though he did not provide any reasons for it. Now, speaking at the Pivot Summit in Geelong, Woz revealed that Tim Cook sent him an iPhone X which he spent two all-nighters on setting up.
Before the iPhone X launched, Samsung’s OLED panels used on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 were the best in the market. Apple, however, despite sourcing the OLED panel from Samsung itself managed to set a new benchmark with the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch OLED display.
Now that you’ve got the iPhone X, you’ll want to look into getting the most out of the device. Once you’ve installed all the must-have iPhone X apps, it’s time to look in an outward direction and look at the must-have iPhone X accessories. Get a case, a screen protector, an external battery pack, better cables, wireless audio and you’re good to go.
The iPhone X replaces the Home button for a software, gesture-based Home bar. And at first glance, it looks too cumbersome. And yes, the App Switcher gesture could have been better. But once you embrace the Home bar for all it can do, you’ll discover some really quick ways to do things.
Consumer Reports, which has been putting the iPhone X through its paces since launch, is confident enough in the handset to recommend it to potential smartphone buyers, and eve place it in the Top 10 list of new devices for the year.
The iPhone X has a new screen size, a new screen resolution, and new hardware to design around (like the curved edges and the notch). Apple has been clear in their directive – flow with the curves and embrace the notch. And some of the best apps for the iPhone X manage to do just that (a few add their own unique twist to it).
Google today updated the Gmail app for iOS with support for the iPhone X. The company has embraced the notch on the handset with the latest update to its Gmail app. The updated app shows more information on the 5.8-inch OLED display of the iPhone X.
Apple has now started selling an unlocked and SIM-free variant of the iPhone X in the United States. This means that customers in the U.S. can now purchase an iPhone without having to select a carrier.