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vannibombonato

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- Camera shortcut in home screen: seriously, the number of times i damned my phone for the time it took to reach the camera. I still don't get why i can't i.e. double tap on side button to summon camera.

- Ability to disable "attention" for unlocking while keeping the "attention" features, likely increasing FaceID speed / reliability: i'm casual on security and i don't care if a friend picks up my phone while we're having dinner. We're grown up, they don't, and if someone steals my iphone while it's unlocked on the table it won't anyway be able to do anything meaningful without further impossible unlocks.

- Battery looks ok, where ok for me would be 90% of an iPhone 7 plus.

- Switching apps just by swiping on the bottom bar. This is going to be cool. On the flip side, it's going to be very uncool to close apps by having to press a button instead of swiping up.

So...not to make anyone mad but i've got 5 Xs on delivery this Friday, will be selling them and pay for the 6th one that is coming in a couple of weeks later.
 

vannibombonato

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You've been able to swipe from the left on the lock screen to access the camera for years. Also, a camera shortcut in the control center...
1- Press home button / lock
2- Swipe up and summon control center and pray that the swipe is good to summon control center
3- Press Camera icon

VS

1- Press Camera icon, or at worst tap to wake and tap again to camera.
 

virginblue4

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1- Press home button / lock
2- Swipe up and summon control center and pray that the swipe is good to summon control center
3- Press Camera icon

VS

1- Press Camera icon, or at worst tap to wake and tap again to camera.
Or just lift the phone and swipe left? The iPhone X doesn’t make it any easier.
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You can still swipe up to close apps...
No, you can’t. Watch the Engadget review.
 

Fozziebear71

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So...not to make anyone mad but i've got 5 Xs on delivery this Friday, will be selling them and pay for the 6th one that is coming in a couple of weeks later.
I didn't pre-order because I am waiting to see how this new version of iPhone performs.

Having said that, I am curious how you were able to get 6 on release day when others weren't able to procure one for release day?
 

cakebytheocean

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- On the flip side, it's going to be very uncool to close apps by having to press a button instead of swiping up.
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I assume youre referring to the recently used apps list. You can still swipe up to close the apps. The holding down and hitting the button is a new addition
 

vannibombonato

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You can still swipe up to close apps...
From what i've read in one of the reviews it was clearly stated that you now have the press a small "x" on the card, swiping up doesn't work anymore it seems (i guess because they're scared to confuse the swipe up to close vs swipe up to home).

Obviously it's just what i've read.
 

vannibombonato

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What really sold me was that Face-ID is often inconsistent in the outdoors.
I have to add that i'm giving for granted that somehow that is a bug that's going to be immediately fixed. I can't understand how something that major could be mentioned only in one review.

Obviously, if the thing truly doesn't reliably unlock while i'm out in the sun (but i really can't believe it at the moment) i'll gladly return my iPhone when it arrives, which is also why i'm glad i have a couple of weeks after release to decide whether to keep or return.
 
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From what i've read in one of the reviews it was clearly stated that you now have the press a small "x" on the card, swiping up doesn't work anymore it seems (i guess because they're scared to confuse the swipe up to close vs swipe up to home).

Obviously it's just what i've read.
I watched iJustine close a series of apps rapidly by swiping up. This was from the multitask view.
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I have to add that i'm giving for granted that somehow that is a bug that's going to be immediately fixed. I can't understand how something that major could be mentioned only in one review.

Obviously, if the thing truly doesn't reliably unlock while i'm out in the sun (but i really can't believe it at the moment) i'll gladly return my iPhone when it arrives, which is also why i'm glad i have a couple of weeks after release to decide whether to keep or return.
TouchID didn't reliably work either. When your hands were inadvertently oily or wet, forget about it.
 
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vannibombonato

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We use the phrase ‘Porkie Pie’ in Britain for what you have just read there lol.
Italy here, really nothing special, logged in with the App at 9am sharp and kept on buying them until i got the 6th one with the later delivery...then i've stopped. I was a bit surprised i must say and also called in to check that everything was "for real".
I guess there's not so much hype here as in US before release, sales happen only post launch day once people realize they can't buy them in store.
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I watched iJustine close a series of apps rapidly by swiping up. This was from the multitask view.
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TouchID didn't reliably work either. When your hands were inadvertently oily or wet, forget about it.
True and it's still true for me, but i'm way more time out in the sun than with wet or oily hands.
But again, i can't believe the thing does not work 95%+ if you're out on the beach, cmon.
 

IllusionEntity

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Italy here, really nothing special, logged in with the App at 9am sharp and kept on buying them until i got the 6th one with the later delivery...then i've stopped. I was a bit surprised i must say and also called in to check that everything was "for real".
I guess there's not so much hype here as in US before release, sales happen only post launch day once people realize they can't buy them in store.
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True and it's still true for me, but i'm way more time out in the sun than with wet or oily hands.
But again, i can't believe the thing does not work 95%+ if you're out on the beach, cmon.
Not that I agree with scalping to any degree. You could have just bought 3 and the profits from the other two would have paid for the third easily. Just a greedy scalper. I hope you don’t get scammed, no sorry, that would be hilarious.
 

jclardy

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From what i've read in one of the reviews it was clearly stated that you now have the press a small "x" on the card, swiping up doesn't work anymore it seems (i guess because they're scared to confuse the swipe up to close vs swipe up to home).

Obviously it's just what i've read.
You are both right. You can still swipe up, but only after you enable the "edit" mode by holding down on one. When the "-" button shows you can then swipe up as before, or tap the minus.
 

bigjnyc

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- Camera shortcut in home screen: seriously, the number of times i damned my phone for the time it took to reach the camera. I still don't get why i can't i.e. double tap on side button to summon camera.

- Ability to disable "attention" for unlocking while keeping the "attention" features, likely increasing FaceID speed / reliability: i'm casual on security and i don't care if a friend picks up my phone while we're having dinner. We're grown up, they don't, and if someone steals my iphone while it's unlocked on the table it won't anyway be able to do anything meaningful without further impossible unlocks.

- Battery looks ok, where ok for me would be 90% of an iPhone 7 plus.

- Switching apps just by swiping on the bottom bar. This is going to be cool. On the flip side, it's going to be very uncool to close apps by having to press a button instead of swiping up.

So...not to make anyone mad but i've got 5 Xs on delivery this Friday, will be selling them and pay for the 6th one that is coming in a couple of weeks later.
There's a camera shortcut in the home screen? where is that?
 

mattopotamus

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like others said, you can raise to wake your current iphone and swipe left to launch the camera.
 

vannibombonato

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Not that I agree with scalping to any degree. You could have just bought 3 and the profits from the other two would have paid for the third easily. Just a greedy scalper. I hope you don’t get scammed, no sorry, that would be hilarious.
Not expecting to win a popularity contest on this one and the argument has been beaten to death, but still IMHO on the whole scalping thing:

1- Who decides how many phones it is "right" to sell? 1 and you're a good guy? 2 is ok? 3 you're greedy? It's just personal preferences, it's insignificant.

2- I'm not scalping a drug or a ticket for a concert that won't be held again and that someone might miss (i.e. the poor kid that bla bla bla). I am scalping a completely unnecessary luxury item bought by high-income-individuals that will be available by the millions in a few weeks time and that was available for everybody at the very same conditions it has been available to me.

3- I actually feel GOOD about ensuring that people that are ready to pay 25% more for the thing sure as hell do so, and i feel GOOD at being the one doing it because it is not luck: i had to be someone passionate about tech, reading the forums, the tricks, i had to prepare, to advance the money, to now take the risk, to then sell them, and bla bla. It's called "work" (albeit honestly very easy and quick for me), and chances are i am going to be paid for it.

4- For the same logic i don't think a patron in a restaurant should be feeling bad at taking my money when i'm dumb enough to ask him for another bottle of his overpriced "last" bottle of Champagne because i've decided to indulge with my friends. He is rightfully parting the idiot (me in that case) with his money. He is doing right for society.

Nobody "deserves" an iPhone, it's a luxury item that is on sale on the free market, end of the story. There is nothing ethical about an iPhone. What you don't realise is that you all whining for iPhone scalpers are morally equivalent to, say, a Paris Hilton the day she starts whining because someone else bought a limited edition diamond before her the she soooooo desperately wanted right now.

Regarding being scammed, it's pretty simple in reality. What is likely to happen is:

1- Either i'll be selling them at a profit with no scam, as it's going to be only cash, in person, inside a bank city center (where i live and as i always do).
2- Either i will be robbed.
3- Either i won't be able to sell them and have to return them, and decide whether i want to pay full price or not.

And guess what, as a tech fan i'm sure i would love to open one of the boxes come this Friday, but i won't, and it will be a sacrifice that someone else does not want to do and will be thus willing to pay for that.

I struggle to see what can possibly be ethically wrong with this.
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There's a camera shortcut in the home screen? where is that?
Right there, along with flashlight.
It's either going to be single tap if the phone is already awake, or an easy double tap: tap to wake, tap to camera. (something any other phone has had forever and that i've always missed..).

Fiddling with swipes does not cut it when you're out at sea scrambling for a photo.

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/12-neat-hidden-features-in-iphone-x/slide/5/
 

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IllusionEntity

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Not expecting to win a popularity contest on this one and the argument has been beaten to death, but still IMHO on the whole scalping thing:

1- Who decides how many phones it is "right" to sell? 1 and you're a good guy? 2 is ok? 3 you're greedy? It's just personal preferences, it's insignificant.

2- I'm not scalping a drug or a ticket for a concert that won't be held again and that someone might miss (i.e. the poor kid that bla bla bla). I am scalping a completely unnecessary luxury item bought by high-income-individuals that will be available by the millions in a few weeks time and that was available for everybody at the very same conditions it has been available to me.

3- I actually feel GOOD about ensuring that people that are ready to pay 25% more for the thing sure as hell do so, and i feel GOOD at being the one doing it because it is not luck: i had to be someone passionate about tech, reading the forums, the tricks, i had to prepare, to advance the money, to now take the risk, to then sell them, and bla bla. It's called "work" (albeit honestly very easy and quick for me), and chances are i am going to be paid for it.

4- For the same logic i don't think a patron in a restaurant should be feeling bad at taking my money when i'm dumb enough to ask him for another bottle of his overpriced "last" bottle of Champagne because i've decided to indulge with my friends. He is rightfully parting the idiot (me in that case) with his money. He is doing right for society.

Nobody "deserves" an iPhone, it's a luxury item that is on sale on the free market, end of the story. There is nothing ethical about an iPhone. What you don't realise is that you all whining for iPhone scalpers are morally equivalent to, say, a Paris Hilton the day she starts whining because someone else bought a limited edition diamond before her the she soooooo desperately wanted right now.

Regarding being scammed, it's pretty simple in reality. What is likely to happen is:

1- Either i'll be selling them at a profit with no scam, as it's going to be only cash, in person, inside a bank city center (where i live and as i always do).
2- Either i will be robbed.
3- Either i won't be able to sell them and have to return them, and decide whether i want to pay full price or not.

And guess what, as a tech fan i'm sure i would love to open one of the boxes come this Friday, but i won't, and it will be a sacrifice that someone else does not want to do and will be thus willing to pay for that.

I struggle to see what can possibly be ethically wrong with this.
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Right there, along with flashlight.
It's either going to be single tap if the phone is already awake, or an easy double tap: tap to wake, tap to camera. (something any other phone has had forever and that i've always missed..).

Fiddling with swipes does not cut it when you're out at sea scrambling for a photo.

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/12-neat-hidden-features-in-iphone-x/slide/5/
Justify it however you like. 6 people possibly missed out on getting it on launch because you decided you wanted to charge them a premium to get it on launch day, something they could have done themselves if scum scalpers such as yourself didn’t buy them all up to sell for profit. I was saying you may get scammed, I was saying that I hope you do