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by Mafro » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:13 am



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massimo wrote:Anyone get a release day iPhone X?

Almost caved the other week but I'm happy with my 7 Plus and the extra screen space on the X doesn't actually seem to be all that in comparison with the Plus phones. Wonder how long it'll be before they do an X Plus.

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by Finish.Last » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:31 am

massimo wrote:Anyone get a release day iPhone X?


Yup! Well, my wife has - surprised to have to already as we live in 'a remote location', so they usually arrive on the Saturday.

I've had a twenty minute or so with it just to get it up and running: it's pretty sweet, but once again, you're basically looking at any iPhone screen. The notification centre works from from the 'ear', and the face id was very easy to set up - but initially at least she had to really look right into the phone for it to work; you have to lift it up to eye-level at this stage, which looks a bit awkward. I imagine that will improve though.

And for what it's worth (and to feed my confirmation bias...?), I compared it directly with my Galaxy S8....and I think the S8 screen is better. Bit brighter, and has that magical 'floating on top of the phone' feel, which the iPhone x didn't seem to have.

It's a lot nicer in the flesh than in pictures, though!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Preezy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:08 pm

Meh, just looks like any other iphone to me.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Rocsteady » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Yeah strawberry float dropping a grand on that.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by still » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:42 pm

I have an Apple Mac and an iPad but I just don't get how people justify spending that much money on a phone. Kerazy!

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by massimo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:27 pm

Finish.Last wrote:
massimo wrote:Anyone get a release day iPhone X?


Yup! Well, my wife has - surprised to have to already as we live in 'a remote location', so they usually arrive on the Saturday.

I've had a twenty minute or so with it just to get it up and running: it's pretty sweet, but once again, you're basically looking at any iPhone screen. The notification centre works from from the 'ear', and the face id was very easy to set up - but initially at least she had to really look right into the phone for it to work; you have to lift it up to eye-level at this stage, which looks a bit awkward. I imagine that will improve though.

And for what it's worth (and to feed my confirmation bias...?), I compared it directly with my Galaxy S8....and I think the S8 screen is better. Bit brighter, and has that magical 'floating on top of the phone' feel, which the iPhone x didn't seem to have.

It's a lot nicer in the flesh than in pictures, though!


Control Centre is kinda painful now it’s in the top right corner, but I’ll work around it.
Face ID on the other hand is incredible. Is it quicker than Touch ID? I’m not sure, maybe not. But the way it makes you feel like there is no security is really smart. It feels like if I gave it to someone else they could get into the phone, which clearly wouldn’t happen.
Not that the iPhone 7 was slow, but this is quicker.
Oh, and the notch… I can’t wait for people to stop moaning about it. The thing completely disappears as you start using it.

Edit: and switching between apps using the left/right swipe gesture on the home indicator is fantastic.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Mafro » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:38 pm

massimo wrote:Oh, and the notch… I can’t wait for people to stop moaning about it. The thing completely disappears as you start using it.

Even in landscape video?

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by massimo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:47 pm

Mafro wrote:
massimo wrote:Oh, and the notch… I can’t wait for people to stop moaning about it. The thing completely disappears as you start using it.

Even in landscape video?

Yeah, the default behaviour is to show the full video zoomed out. So it sort of looks like you’re watching video on the iPhone 7.
You can double tap the screen and it’ll fill everything out, and yes the notch is visible, but you’ll be chopping off loads of video due to the new screen ratio anyway, so don’t see the point.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Preezy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:50 pm

Sounds like a bit of an oversight.

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by Mafro » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:53 pm

massimo wrote:
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massimo wrote:Oh, and the notch… I can’t wait for people to stop moaning about it. The thing completely disappears as you start using it.

Even in landscape video?

Yeah, the default behaviour is to show the full video zoomed out. So it sort of looks like you’re watching video on the iPhone 7.
You can double tap the screen and it’ll fill everything out, and yes the notch is visible, but you’ll be chopping off loads of video due to the new screen ratio anyway, so don’t see the point.

Apparently the zoomed out mode is smaller than the Plus screen size.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Finish.Last » Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:54 pm

The notch is big part of what I don't like about the design, to be honest. It really stands out to me, and just spoils the look of the thing. I can understand that one can get used to it, but I bet the next iteration (iPhone Xs) does away with it.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by massimo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Mafro wrote:Apparently the zoomed out mode is smaller than the Plus screen size.

Yeah, the screen may be bigger, but I believe the usable space is smaller. I’ve never been a plus owner so it’s fine to me.

Finish.Last wrote:The notch is big part of what I don't like about the design, to be honest. It really stands out to me, and just spoils the look of the thing. I can understand that one can get used to it, but I bet the next iteration (iPhone Xs) does away with it.


Honestly, the notch instantly disappears. And I mean instantly. The first time you use it the thing just disappears.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Preezy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Do you mean that it goes transparent, so if you're watching a video the image plays through the notch?

If so - very impressive.
If no - very wank.

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by massimo » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:23 pm

Preezy wrote:Do you mean that it goes transparent, so if you're watching a video the image plays through the notch?

If so - very impressive.
If no - very wank.

Sorry, I mean the notch just figuratively disappears, during normal use.
With video, yeah it’ll be visible if you view in zoomed in mode, but then you’ll be chopping off loads of video due to the ratio being wider than 16:9.
Video is best viewed in zoomed out mode.

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by Moggy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:47 pm

Preezy wrote:Do you mean that it goes transparent, so if you're watching a video the image plays through the notch?

If so - very impressive.
If no - very wank.


It literally disappears when you put on your Apple Fanboy Glasses (only £650 per lens!).

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by Preezy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:04 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Do you mean that it goes transparent, so if you're watching a video the image plays through the notch?

If so - very impressive.
If no - very wank.


It literally disappears when you put on your Apple Fanboy Glasses (only £650 per lens!).

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by Errkal » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:08 pm

Moggy wrote:
Preezy wrote:Do you mean that it goes transparent, so if you're watching a video the image plays through the notch?

If so - very impressive.
If no - very wank.


It literally disappears when you put on your Apple Fanboy Glasses (only £650 per lens!).


Do they come in Rose Gold tinted.

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by zXe » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:03 pm

Went into the Apple shop earlier, had a look at the iPhone X. In terms of it apparently being an oled screen I compared it to my iPhone 7 and couldn’t see any clear difference literally. I was expecting much better. That said it’s still nice. Photos look great when you view them fullscreen. Didn’t play long on it as people were kind of huddling around them. Decent/10. Not sure it’s worth £1000 tho

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PostRe: Apple Thread II | iOS 11 Out Now for All
by Preezy » Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:04 pm

No mobile phone is worth £1,000. But then I guess if people are willing to pay it then fair play.

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