iPhone X Switched from iPhone 8+ to iPhone X...

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  1. Black Magic macrumors 68020

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    Over the weekend I switched over to the iPhone X and I have to say this phone is amazing! I thought Touch ID was gonna be to tough to let go. Uh, bye-bye Touch ID! Face ID is easier and better in my experience. The higher resolution is a lot easier on the eyes as well. The only gripe I have at this point is there are some apps I use that have not been updated for the iPhone X. Other than that, it's all positives up to this point for me and I am glad I made the switch.

    If there is anyone else thinking about it, hopefully this post helps.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The apps that not being updated are slowly getting there, and it's only been just over a month with the release of the iPhone X. The developers will continue to update applications to format the iPhone X, which all takes time.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Yep, got my iPhone X yesterday. Without doubt the best iPhone I’ve ever used. Haven’t felt this enamoured for an iPhone since I first got the 4.

    Face ID and the gestures worked immediately and they’re so intuitive. Within hours I felt weird going back to my old 5S. The technology melts away - there’s no effort. You forget Face ID is there sometimes, bar the small notification to say you’ve unlocked or logged into your banking app.
     
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    It was the same with the 6 plus when it first came out but apps were quickly updated.
     
  5. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

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    As a follow up, all the apps I use have been updated to support iPhone X.
     
  6. DNichter macrumors G3

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    ...its a shame the X doesn't have the battery %age though in the top right, next to the battery icon?

    Noticed this when I briefly used a colleagues iPhone X today. Other than that, found it very easy to use and a much better sized phone than my current 8 Plus!
     
  8. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I found that a minor annoyance coming from a 7+. But I tend not to worry now and if I need to check the percentage I just swipe down from the top right corner.
     
  9. raqball macrumors 68000

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    I am hopeful for a few software changes:

    1. Battery percent in the top bar. At least give an option to toggle it on if we want
    2. Unlock direct to home screen without swiping up if there are no notifications
    3. Dismiss apps without having to hold 1st before being able to do so.

    Those are my only minor gripes. If they don't make any changes I'd still be happy with the X but those would be welcomed by me at least.
     
  10. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That was a concern for me initially, however, I am able to make it through morning to evening without charging. I don't bother looking or caring anymore. Battery life is great.
     
  11. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    That is the one annoyance i have with the X now. I get the reason initially due to the swipe up to return home. But as long as the swipe starts from the app then i don't see how they can't differentiate between a swipe up from the base of the screen and a swipe up on an app in the switcher to delete it.
     
  12. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Just curious why some of you are closing apps anyways? I don't think I've forced closed an app in years.
     
  13. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Because the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook messenger don’t conform to the rules and continue to run in the background.

    That’s with background refresh off in both settings and the app settings. Yes I know that’s not the same as background activity.

    I’ve done loads of testing and found that by force closing those apps when I’ve finished saw my battery level be around 10% higher at the end of the day with the same/similar usage.

    You also may get an app crash that the only way to get it to work is to force close.
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 603

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    How do they get away with not following Apple's rules?
     
  15. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    I close apps if I don't anticipate using them again for a while, and I usually close everything when I put my phone down for the night. Why? Why not. Basically for the same reason why I shut down my laptop at the end of the day or when I won't be using it for a while instead of just keeping it in sleep/standby. Just seems like a good idea to have things start fresh regularly.
     
  16. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Remove clutter and fix a malfunctioning app.
     
  17. 0014 macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. They clearly don't though.
     
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    This Question surfaces frequently and others feel strongly about debating it. Regardless of others views on why you “Shouldnt close Apps”, I always force close my apps, I don’t think (Or care) if it negatively affects my battery life and I just prefer not to have any open applications. Strictly preference.
     
  19. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not quite, but if it works for you, then nice to see you like it.
     
  20. noobinator macrumors 603

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    It’s a subjective opinion so you’re not quite is an odd reply.
     

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