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Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive

Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive Lab tests on the recently released iPhone X put Apple’s new flagship in the highest tiers of quality when it comes to the display and camera, but it’s only in the former category that it truly leaves the competition behind. Of course, what’s the point of having great images if your screen can’t show them properly? Apple doesn’t tend to make their own displays; but while LG, Sharp and, in the iPhone X’s case, Samsung rightfully deserve credit…

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A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping On Friday Apple fans were queuing to get their hands on the newly released iPhone X: The flagship smartphone that Apple deemed a big enough update to skip a numeral. RIP iPhone 9. The shiny new hardware includes a front-facing sensor module housed in the now infamous ‘notch’ which takes an unsightly but necessary bite out of the top of an otherwise (near) edge-to-edge display and thereby enables the smartphone to sense and map depth — including…

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4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts

4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts Happy iPhone X day! A few of us over here at TechCrunch received our new toys today and wanted to share some initial thoughts with y’all. Leggo. First up, Megan Rose Dickey, the lunatic who at one point told co-workers she felt like she was on drugs during her initial iPhone X exploration: I could barely sleep last night because I knew that at some point today, my iPhone X would arrive. After getting showered and dressed, I went…

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Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades

Apple delivers on its much-hyped promise to Wall Street in spades As Apple looks to set itself up to Wall Street as the de facto standard of what a smartphone can — and should — look like as consumer demand evolves over time, it was able for the large part to deliver on that claim as it showed up with a big beat in the fourth quarter. Apple had already set the tone going into this quarter that things were going to be better than what industry observers had expected….

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12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of some not-so-obvious features in the iPhone X. Matthew Panzarino also wrote a thorough review of Apple’s new device in case you want…

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No, iPhones don’t have a special folder for your sexy pics

No, iPhones don’t have a special folder for your sexy pics It’s understandable when things change as fast as they do these days that it takes a bit for our ideas of how things work to catch up to how they actually work. One misunderstanding worth clearing up, since it’s so sensitive, is the suggestion that Apple (or Google, or whoever) is somewhere maintaining a special folder in which all your naughty pics are kept. You’re right to be suspicious, but fortunately, that’s not how it works. What these companies…

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The iPhone X is now available for pre-order

The iPhone X is now available for pre-order The iPhone X, the device TechCrunch is calling Apple’s best iPhone ever, is now available for pre-order. In case you’ve spent the last month living under a rock and missed the news — not to mention our review — the device represents quite a departure for Apple. For one thing, it priced from $1,000. Yes, that’s the entry-level cost. Design-wise there is much new for Apple, too. The iPhone X discards the home button in favor of an all-screen front. Rather than Touch…

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Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says

Apple lowers Face ID specifications to ramp up iPhone X production, report says According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is changing its strategy when it comes to manufacturing the Face ID sensor in the upcoming iPhone X. Requirements have been lowered so that suppliers can produce those sensors much more quickly. Update: Apple says the claims are “completely false.” KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo shared a concerning report a few days ago. According to him, Apple won’t be able to produce enough iPhone X units for first weekend…

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Apple says claim that it reduced accuracy of Face ID to meet demand is ‘completely false’

Apple says claim that it reduced accuracy of Face ID to meet demand is ‘completely false’ A Bloomberg report today made claims that Apple had reduced its requirements from suppliers on the accuracy level of Face ID. Apple has issued a statement stating that the report is “completely false” and that it expects Face ID to be the new gold standard of facial authentication. The statement from Apple: Customer excitement for iPhone X and Face ID has been incredible, and we can’t wait for customers to get their hands on…

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You’ll be able to get the iPhone X at an Apple Store on launch day — if you get there early

You’ll be able to get the iPhone X at an Apple Store on launch day — if you get there early Early reports have pointed to a shortage of iPhone X units at launch, but Apple issued a press release this morning assuring customers that the ultra-premium handset will, in fact, be available for walk-in customers on launch day.  Though they’re “encouraged to arrive early.” In other words, if you want one, line up. That last bit seems to lend a bit of credence to the stories that the $1,000…

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