A week in with the iPhone X, any new surprises?

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  1. iapplelove macrumors 601

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    Like today I was sitting at home, woke the screen up and saw AT&T WIFI scrolling up top lol. I thought it was a nice touch. Didn't even know it did that.

    Anyone else come across any other little surprises not really regularly talked about? I also love how the ringer gets quiet once it detects your face.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Racetrack today, snell helmet, fire shroud, and polarized sunglasses.
    Aaaand faceID worked fine. Wtf is this magic.
     
  3. eltoslightfoot macrumors 6502a

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    Other than it is completely awesome? Nope. No surprises.
     
  4. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    Not a complete surprise as I had to look it up, but after thinking Night Shift could no longer be found in the Control Center, I Googled the issue and found that you can bring up the option by 3D Touching the brightness scale, which is great because I used it all the time on my last iPhone.
     
  5. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Nice, re: FaceID, but I'd rather hear more about the track :) Was it an event, like an HPDE, or is this something you do professionally?
     
  6. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Almost. Saw Thor in the theater in 3D so I had on those glasses. No go for faceID.
     
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    Reading about how X represents a fork, with 8 offering ux continuity as backup was a surprise.

    Also, super interesting to read Ive describe the X as something that could change a lot in its behavior or function was intriguing.

    Coupled w the at glasses info I feel like my X is much more likely a part of something special Apple is cooking up.

    Only surprise on the phone itself was that 64gb was a mistake. I had a 128 on the 7 and all the cloud management iOS can do is not enough to use the phone.

    So I am returning the X for a 256gb. I suppose I’m surprised I didn’t get the 256 in the first place.
     
  8. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 601

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    Another small little thing, but love the bottom of the lock screen has the swipe up to unlock start a little high then slide down with the home bar slowly. Another nice touch.
     
  9. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Racetrack is a gas station
     
  10. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Yeah, except he said:

    So either it was some kind of track event, or he's VERY safety conscious ... :D

    Maybe he was on a motorcycle?

    Bonus content: we have Racetracks here, the gas station ... also racetracks that have open events like Sebring ... I've been to both :cool:
     
  11. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is my first iPhone with 3D Touch. Owned the 6 plus for 3 years. I know the feature is on but I don’t think I have yet to even experience it.

    In control center for example nothing extra happens if I long press something.
     
  12. Menel macrumors 603

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    Totally just an amateur. Training day.
    Subject matter 458 italia.
     
  13. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Not surprises. But disappointment that so many apps are not yet updated for the X screen format.
     
  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    Lock screen, flashlight and camera are 3d touch activated.
     
  15. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    To activate 3D Touch options you have to hard press, not long press. Give it a try.
     
  16. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 601

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    When I long press them nothing happens.
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    Thanks I will
     
  17. Menel macrumors 603

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    3d touch isnt time based, its pressure based.

    Press harder and briefer.
     
  18. bmdub macrumors regular

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    It's not long press it's force so you have to "press" it. (Not meaning to sound condescending.)
     
  19. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Outstanding, were you at Road Atlanta? I've run up there twice, fantastic track (I ran the first time years ago before the slight re-configuration).
     
  20. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 601

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    It must be me, I tried hard pressing the flashlight and quick and it just turns it on. Same with camera.
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    No worries at all, I appreciate it. I tried and couldn’t get it to function.
     
  21. supertomtom macrumors 6502

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    Just to get a basic sense of 3D Touch, try pressing hard on the various icons on your home screen. I personally love using 3D Touch for hard pressing links in safari to get a preview of the link.
     
  22. iapplelove thread starter macrumors 601

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    Got it now, tried it with emails pretty damn cool!
     
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    I plugged my phone in to charge last night and noticed the battery icon zooms in and fills the left of the notch before shrinking back again. Small touch, but I like it.
     
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    I was actually quite surprised at how many apps were updated to work with the iPhone X display considering how long it took major developers to correct their apps for the iPhone 6 Plus after it came out.
     
  25. DiveKitty macrumors 6502

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    Ha, I have been on a 5s until the X so I am just discovering the fun of 3D Touch, too.
     

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