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iPhone X pre-order and owners thread

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. DaveF

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    When in doubt, tap to focus.

    What model do you have? Maybe the minimum focus has gotten closer in recent models.
     
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    I have the X
     
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    My iPhone 6 is going on 3 years old. I'm planning to replace it this year. Still undecided on which iPhone to get, but the iPhone X (or its replacement/update next month) is on the list. I'm looking forward to Apple's iOS event in September.

    Mark
     
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    Correction, I realized yesterday that my iPhone 6 is 4 years old. The new iPhone XS is the first iPhone product I've purchased in 4 years. :eek:

    Now I've got to find a case for it. By the time it arrives, both of my Mazdas will have Apple CarPlay installed. So there's not really any point in having the phone attached in such a way as it is visible while driving. So, for now, I'm leaning towards Apple's Leather Case.

    Anyone have one? If so, how do you like it? Best slim alternative? I don't want a jumbo case.

    Mark
     
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    I have the UAG(Urban Armor Gear) for my iPhone X. It provides good shock protection (a requirement for this klutz) and looks good, imho. It's not a slim case but also not an extremely bulky case either.
     
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    FWIW, Mark...I picked up a case made by BodyGuardz for my iPhone 6. And it is relatively sleek but provides reasonable protection around the perimeter. I picked mine up at Best Buy.
     
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    Otter box tells me I can’t give my x Statement to a new Xs buyer, tolerances are too tight. So I will have to find a new X buyer to give it to I guess
     
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    We forgot to have a moment of silence for all the devastated rumors and rumorers that the iPhone X was doing terrible, Apple was canceling it, there would be no X released this year, and Apple was reversing course!

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    :rolling-smiley:
     
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    According to Apple, the iPhone X dimensions are: 5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30" and the iPhone XS dimensions are: 5.65" x 2.79" x 0.30". Looks like the same size to me.

    FYI, there is a slight difference in weight. The iPhone X weighs 174 grams while the iPhone XS weighs 177 grams.

    Mark
     
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    What's up with the A12? This year I didn't have a chance to watch any of the announcement, and am following along with the podcasts and blogs. The last two years, there were lots of reports about Apple's exponential CPU sped increases and how they could be five years ahead of the Android phones in performance. This year, nothing. And the one stat I saw was 15% faster than the current A11.

    What's happening? Did Apple stumble on their A-series designs? Has Moore's Law ended now for the RISC chips? Or is it again super faster than the previous chip, but no one cares about speeds and feed this year?
     
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    I just did a quick skim of an article on CNET about the A12 after seeing your post. I did watch the Keynote live, but I was interrupted a few times as I was at work, so I missed the A12 part!

    From what I read, the A11 chip was able to fit many transistors across a 12 nanometer width, the A12 could fit more chips because they were able to miniaturize the transistors further to fit as many transistors within a 7 nanometer width. So Schiller claims twice the power which would benefit functions for graphics and AI. I guess that’s why they said that facial recognition will be faster as one example. The ability to on-the-fly adjust the depth of field for a photo is another process I assume this chip was able to make doable at an acceptable speed. And all this power without a hit to battery life.

    I was watching a couple of YouTube videos from bloggers who were at the Steve Jobs theater and were able to handle and use the sample watches and iPhones. One guy said for most, if not all users who have an iPhone X now, wouldn’t benefit mUCD from upgrading as the iPhone X is already very capable. Unless you have to have the new gold color and the larger screen, the iPhone X is still a great phone. I’m sure there’s more articles that are credible to read to help form our opinions.
     
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    Glad to hear the opinion that the lX is still a great phone. Got some questions about the new Xs: 1) How can it change depth of field on a photo that’s already been taken? And 2) It has two forward facing cameras, one of which is a telephoto. Apple brags that the two cameras are used to make better photos. How can they combine photos from different focal length cameras?
     
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    Hey guys-

    I had a surprise this morning. My first gen iPhone X FaceID stopped working. I would look at the phone and it would not unlock, so I had to use the passcode. So I reset the FaceID to rescan my face. But the scan would not work. I didn’t get the round screen, but a full screen with the notices that kept saying hold lower or hold higher. It just would not scan my face.

    So I restarted the phone. Then the FaceID set up worked like it did when I first set it up when I got the phone. So this is the first time I redid the FaceID. It’s working fine now. My face didn’t change that much in the last few hours!
     
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    I wonder what would have happened if you had done ctl-alt-del the very first thing? Glad you got it working. I have the same phone, so I file this in my mental notes where it will slip beneath the slime and the mud and never be seen again. :lol::P
     
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    Johnny- yeah, I was so surprised that the Face ID stopped working I didn’t think to restart the phone before redoing the Face ID scan. If there is a next time, I’ll restart the phone.
     
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    To follow up, the Face ID has been working fine after the restart yesterday. Last night I installed the latest iOS update and no problems. My world is back to normal. :)
     
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    I have noticed that Apple’s Mail app is the leading consumer of my battery in the background. In the last 24 hours it’s over 60%. Over the last 10 days it’s less, but still the number one consumer of my battery. Is there a setting (I haven’t found one) to reduce it’s background usage or do have to remove it from the list of running apps. It’s usually there, but several other apps are also, including FB but it doesn’t consume battery like Mail.

    Ideas?
     

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