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As it did for the iPhone X last year, Apple today shared a Guided Tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR on its YouTube channel, walking through some of the biggest features on the trio of devices.


The five-minute video provides an overview of various swiping gestures for navigating iOS 12, Face ID authentication, Portrait Mode with Depth Control, Dual SIM functionality, Memoji, group FaceTime, and more. As always, the Guided Tour is primarily targeted towards new users, but it has helpful tips for all.

The video is especially useful for those who have not used an iPhone X, and are upgrading directly to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, as the lack of a home button can take a bit of getting used to.

Apple has used Guided Tours to help users adjust to new devices for years, including the original iPhone in 2007, the original iPad in 2010, and the original Apple Watch in 2015. Apple also has and will be uploading how-to videos about the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to its Apple Support channel on YouTube.

Article Link: Apple Shares 'Guided Tour' of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
 

ThunderSkunk

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Good video. Though I recall a decade ago how proud Apple was to have built a computer whose functionality was so natural and self-evident that it didn't require an instructional manual to operate it. In the years since it's become less and less intuitive, and even confusing to discern when stumbling through it, to the point they really do need to make instructional videos.

On an unrelated note, is the Justin Bieber hairstyle still going strong in California?
 
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DotComCTO

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I think Siri's Mandarin translation at the end of the video isn't quite right. It translates "Thanks for watching" to:

gāi xǐhuān kàn (该喜欢看)= I like to watch.

Instead of:

xièxiè nǐ de shōukàn (谢谢你的收看) = Thank you for watching.

Also, Siri's accent is weird. I had to listen to it a couple of times because it said it as, "gāixǐ huānkàn". It just sounds wrong to me.

Source: I'm not a native Chinese speaker, but I have studied the language at the college level for 4+ years (and my wife and her family are Chinese). :)
 
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justperry

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Good video. Though I recall a decade ago how proud Apple was to have build a computer whose functionality was so natural and self-evident that it didn't require an instructional manual to operate it. In the years since it's become less and less intuitive, and even confusing to discern when stumbling through it, to the point they really do need to make instructional videos.

On an unrelated note, is the Justin Bieber hairstyle still going strong in California?

I received my iPhone Xs today, coming from a 6S, there is no learning curve, it is all natural and well thought out, even after just a few brief hours I do not miss TouchID, and the swiping/multitouch is very intuitive.

As for the comments above about the woman in the video, why, we are all special, all inclusive, that's all we need.
If the above will continue I will not hesitate to take action....
 
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I like her! The first part of the video kind of made me a little nauseous however, because the camera motion seemed to have too much up/down "jiggle" going on there. But it calmed down from when she got her cookie so luckily I didn't lose mine. :)

"Bedhead and grumpface", great comedic timing there, and that was hilariously funny to me. :D

I'm bald so I never get bedhead. But I more than make up for it with "porcupine grumpface", especially when I haven't shaved head nor beard in a few days, hahaha!

Anyway, I did order my XS Max in gold and my Watch 4 in black through Verizon. Should come in mid-October.
 
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MoreRumors?

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I think I will figure how to use this on my own.
 
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As it did for the iPhone X last year, Apple today shared a Guided Tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR on its YouTube channel, walking through some of the biggest features on the trio of devices.


The five-minute video provides an overview of various swiping gestures for navigating iOS 12, Face ID authentication, Portrait Mode with Depth Control, Dual SIM functionality, Memoji, group FaceTime, and more. As always, the Guided Tour is primarily targeted towards new users, but it has helpful tips for all.

The video is especially useful for those who have not used an iPhone X, and are upgrading directly to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, as the lack of a home button can take a bit of getting used to.

Apple has used Guided Tours to help users adjust to new devices for years, including the original iPhone in 2007, the original iPad in 2010, and the original Apple Watch in 2015. Apple also has and will be uploading how-to videos about the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to its Apple Support channel on YouTube.

Article Link: Apple Shares 'Guided Tour' of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR
Excellent customer service. Kudos to Apple!!
 
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I was going to have a go at Apple for making an instructional video for its ‘intuitive’ devices. Then I thought, ‘What’s the harm in it?’. Everyone comes at these things slightly differently. To some, a keyboard and mouse wasn’t intuitive. Others find tech to be impenetrable full stop. What does it matter if an instructional video exists?

The camera bobbing at the start did my head in a bit, but the actor’s demeanour was pleasant and they presented the material clearly without coming across too bubbly and falsely energetic. It works, and now I’m fully prepared to transition to an iPhone XR. :p
 
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wdwpsu

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It's like the X never existed. Everything shown on that video was and still is possible to do on the X ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Well technically, you couldn't do Memojis or Group Facetime at launch with the X. Although, you can't do Group Facetime with the XS yet, either!
The video clearly is intended for people who are reluctant to upgrade their legacy (touchId) iphones.
 
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Well technically, you couldn't do Memojis or Group Facetime at launch with the X. Although, you can't do Group Facetime with the XS yet, either!
The video clearly is intended for people who are reluctant to upgrade their legacy (touchId) iphones.
You couldn't do Memojis because there was no software available for it yet, you can now. I think they should have stuck with the Depth effect thing only because they already have the exact same video on how to use the X.
 
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From the end of the video:

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PickUrPoison

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From the end of the video:

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The compliance certifications are done by third parties and are typically filed shortly before shipping iirc. There’s zero chance it won’t be authorized, the XR is already known (by Apple) to be compliant with the appropriate regulations; all of the necessary testing was done months ago. The proper forms just need to be submitted to the FCC. :)
 
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orbital~debris

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Am I the only one who saw the video thumbnail and thought "Is that supposed to be a young female Steve Jobs?"

Absolutely not! My first thought upon seeing the thumbnail :D (I think it’s mostly due to the spectacles’ frame/style.)

I’ve not watched this video yet, but it looks like the same woman who presented a previous guide (iPhone X?). It seems as though she’s Apple’s replacement for the older man - ‘Jon’? - who featured in similar videos a few years back.
 
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