Apple Lets Several YouTubers Get Closer Look at iPhone X Ahead of Friday's Launch

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    In addition to journalist Steven Levy's first impressions of the iPhone X, Apple recently invited a number of YouTube channels to try out the highly-anticipated device at a nondescript building in New York City.

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    Brian Farmer and Noah Thomas of lifestyle website Highsnobiety shared a five-minute video in which they demo Animoji, 4K video playback at 60 FPS, Face ID, front-facing Portrait Mode, wireless charging, and other features.


    YouTube personality Mark Watson, known as Soldier Knows Best, praised the iPhone X's design and performance. He said the new swipe-up gestures for unlocking the device and multitasking will take some time to get used to.


    BooredAtWork.com's executive editor Enobong Etteh said the iPhone X is one of the best looking iPhones ever. His video provides a side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, along with hands-on time with Face ID and Animoji.


    Sam Beckerman went to New York on behalf of Canada's FASHION Magazine for an exclusive hands-on look at the new iPhone X. The video recaps her 10 favorite features of the device, such as Face ID, Animoji, and ARKit.


    Beyond the event in New York, a few other videos of the iPhone X have surfaced on YouTube today. We've embedded videos from French channel TheiCollection, Popular Science, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show below.




    iPhone X pre-orders began on Friday, with shipping estimates now at five to six weeks for orders placed today. The device launches November 3, with limited in-store availability for walk-in customers on a first come, first served basis.

    Article Link: Apple Lets Several YouTubers Get Closer Look at iPhone X Ahead of Friday's Launch
     
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  3. RickInHouston macrumors 6502a

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    Desperation.

    Phone isn't selling as expected.

    People are nervous at HQ.
     
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    New Marketing approach?

    must have phones in stock to gear up for Christmas.
     
  6. imran5720 macrumors regular

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    A new marketing this year? looks like its sales are not really "off the charts"
     
  7. matty.p macrumors 6502

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    Smart marketing, these few Youtubers will get more views than the top few publications will. I think the opinions of these may carry greater weight than those of The Verge or Engadget these days also.
     
  8. KdParker macrumors 601

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    sales might still be off the charts, but they need to let people know that they can get the phones. Most of the rumors have been some will have to wait until the new year because supply is so low.
     
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    Good luck to you rev one buyers! I will wait for rev two, maybe. Not sure yet, but good luck :)
     
  10. kemal macrumors 65816

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    But still fired the engineer who's daughter posted the X video.
     
  11. dan9700 macrumors 65816

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    You would think EverythingApplePro would be there
     
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    Yup. I agree completely. Get ready to be attacked. :apple:
     
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    YouTube Stars, yay.

    Would be neat if they pulled in some of the earliest iPhone customers, and did videos with them. . Granted the reviews would be equally bias, but it would feel more real.

    Looking forward to critical reviews from respectable tech journalists who are platform independent and not in the pockets fo either Google or Apple. Hard to find them these days, but I like hearing from people who don’t always inflate Apple.
     
  14. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502

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    These seem identical to the announcement day hands on.

    Where are the real reviews - or more importantly - my own launch day hands on?
     
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    I've never heard of these YouTubers. My tech subscriptions that would review this include MKBHD and Barnacules, if he even gets one. I think Techmoan said he's on a 6 and may upgrade. I was also subscribed to Chris Pirillo, but I've been following him recently.

    Am I missing out? Should I subscribe to these folks?
     
  16. msew macrumors newbie

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    No idea who any of these people are or why I should care about what they say
     
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    Ok, so what's so exciting here? Looks and acts pretty much like the other eight iPhones I have owned.
     
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    I believe there is a tie in with these people and first reviews of the original iPhone. Kind of a Retro Bonus thing. :apple:
     
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    Too many hacks and bypass videos on eap for Apple to give him an review unit imo.
     
  20. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68040

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    They're doing a great job of building the excitement for the launch.
     
  21. Bacillus macrumors 65816

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    The New Snobs - raised to brainwash lukewarm customers
     
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    I suspect this could be the case. If Apple does not release sales numbers after the launch and Cook just says demand is "off the charts", we'll know there is a problem.
     
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    Apple should give a handset to MKBHD for a review, not quite sure about the cringworthy top ten video.
     
  24. bobob macrumors 68030

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    It's hard to believe you can't understand the difference.

    The unauthorized video by the engineer with a non-disclosure contract's daughter showed internal Apple QR codes and meeting schedules and even if it didn't, it was a week ahead of Apple's strategic promotional schedule which is planned with military precision.

    Do you really treat ethics so cavelierly in your own career?
     
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    Oh my god!!! The true depth sensors actually blink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know why, I don't like that.....
     

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