Short Verge review

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ABC5S

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One Face ID issue in sunlight and fluorescent light

Edit. Sorry guys didn’t see the earlier Verge review
 
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CeezNYC

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The early reviews I have seen so far (excluding iJustine) don’t seem that impressed with the phone. They almost seem bored reviewing it. I’m not sure what to make of it.
 

urkel

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The early reviews I have seen so far (excluding iJustine) don’t seem that impressed with the phone. They almost seem bored reviewing it. I’m not sure what to make of it.
The problem seems to be that the “New” here is mostly stuff that doesn’t actually make it better.

Consider the show format that every single one of those YouTubers followed. No Bezel. New Gesture Instructions., “FaceID Works Good Enough”. And then... Animoji. I’m sure they were all excited to be a chosen few but they seem to have been given forced talking points and none of them seemed allowed to ask the hard questions.

Nilay did a first impression and he brought up one of the biggest points that nobody else got a chance to mention. FaceID in direct sunlight. I didn’t even think about it but yeah, every other impresssion was in a controlled environment. Nilay simply went outside and found something that is really worth investigating for the full review.

So I’m interested in what the real reviewers are going to find out now that Apple gave them 24 hours to review it. (And seriously. 24hours? And Joanna Stern didn’t get a review unit?!? What is Apple up to...) :oops:
 

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Nilay did a first impression and he brought up one of the biggest points that nobody else got a chance to mention. FaceID in direct sunlight. I didn’t even think about it but yeah, every other impresssion was in a controlled environment. Nilay simply went outside and found something that is really worth investigating for the full review.
There have been many reviews from people that have been using it as their daily driver and using Face ID in normal situations of life, inside and out. This is the first time I've heard of any issues in bright sunlight. Patel seems to like to be the odd man out. But it will be interesting to see what Apple says when he talks to them about his experience. It's always possible that he just got a bad unit.
 

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