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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

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  2. webperfex macrumors member


    Jan 25, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
  3. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
  4. JackieTreehorn macrumors 6502


    May 22, 2005
    Is (s)he the mom/dad of that kid in their ‘What’s a computer?’ iPad Pro commercial?

    I wouldn’t be surprised.
  5. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    It's like the X never existed. Everything shown on that video was and still is possible to do on the X ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  6. mashinhead macrumors 68030

    Oct 7, 2003
    Anyone know what I swipe to cure me of the complete boredom that video cause?
  7. ThunderSkunk, Sep 21, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

    ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    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?
  8. DotComCTO macrumors 6502

    Aug 17, 2006
    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). :)
  9. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Am I the only one who saw the video thumbnail and thought "Is that supposed to be a young female Steve Jobs?"
  10. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    The lady who setup FaceTime looked like she didn’t want to be there.
  11. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    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....
  12. deckard666 macrumors 6502


    Jan 16, 2007
    Yeah funny how no manufacturer ever has said everything our new product does can be done on our old one.....
  13. Flight Plan macrumors 6502

    Flight Plan

    May 26, 2014
    Southeastern US
    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.
  14. skitidetdu macrumors 6502


    Mar 7, 2013
    Hm the Xr looked really nice in this video. I think I'm holding on to my money until October
  15. MoreRumors?, Sep 21, 2018
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    MoreRumors? macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2018
    I think I will figure how to use this on my own.
  16. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Excellent customer service. Kudos to Apple!!
  17. mac1984user macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2009
    United Kingdom
    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
  18. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    The video seems fine, but who would have thought so many could be triggered by someone else’s haircut!
  19. wdwpsu macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2017
    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.
  20. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    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.
  21. purged macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2018
    You might want to study a little more then. I'm not a native speaker either, and it was pretty clear to me. "感謝觀看"
  22. CREA macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2008
  23. EugW macrumors 601


    Jun 18, 2017
  24. LessO2 macrumors regular

    May 20, 2012
    Not everybody getting the Xs Max have used X before.
  25. PickUrPoison, Sep 21, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018

    PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    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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