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iPhone X preorder thread

Deception

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Anybody have any suggestion for cases?
I know no one has one yet but this is my first iPhone so just looking for trusted brands and case designs.
 

hwalker84

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Got mine about an hour ago. Since i'm at work I had to update my ancient iTunes version to take a good backup. Took forever to update iTunes. Then the backup of my phone which is like 80GB's. Then I had to update the new iPhone with iOS 11.1 since that's the version my old phone was one. Now i'm restoring finally.
 

Vossler

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Anybody have any suggestion for cases?
I know no one has one yet but this is my first iPhone so just looking for trusted brands and case designs.
I went with the Apple Leather Case for my 6s+, and am doing so again for the X. Microfiber inside is nice, and I even dropped the 6s+ a few times and the case protected it, so that's my suggestion.
 

jaydogg691

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Has anyone decided to go in on wireless charging? I’m curious about using it, but I heard the charging rate isn’t quick and the phone tends to get hot. I’m willing to test it out with my friends Qi charger.

Also, I’m on the bubble for trying to get a quick charge set up. With that situation I’ll need a new cable and outlet charger.

Just wondering if anyone has chosen these options and what are y’all using.
 

Kurt Angle

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Has anyone decided to go in on wireless charging? I’m curious about using it, but I heard the charging rate isn’t quick and the phone tends to get hot. I’m willing to test it out with my friends Qi charger.

Also, I’m on the bubble for trying to get a quick charge set up. With that situation I’ll need a new cable and outlet charger.

Just wondering if anyone has chosen these options and what are y’all using.
ordered a 15$ qi from amazon with no prior knowledge or experience....just saw it was the most reviewed and on the cheaper side.

correct me if i’m wrong but i don’t think any wireless charging solution will be as fast as a hard wired one? so i just bought a cheapish pad to rest my phone on at work
 

hwalker84

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Has anyone decided to go in on wireless charging? I’m curious about using it, but I heard the charging rate isn’t quick and the phone tends to get hot. I’m willing to test it out with my friends Qi charger.

Also, I’m on the bubble for trying to get a quick charge set up. With that situation I’ll need a new cable and outlet charger.

Just wondering if anyone has chosen these options and what are y’all using.
That's correct. The iPhone X atm only supports 5w Qi chargers. So it's pretty slow and the phone will be warm when you pick it back up.

I have a JBL Powerup from like 2012 that works perfectly with the iPhone X.


Now on to other topics. Everyone wants to talk about the great things what are you owners finding irritating?

  • No battery percentage
  • Can't see if you're connected to LTE or 4G if you are also connected to wifi quickly.
  • In the multitasking having to hold the app until the "-" pops up and then you can swipe up. Should be able to still just swipe up no matter what.
 

RPS37

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Got it. So there’s def no home button and that’s really weird.
 

Synless

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So an issue I am having is with force closing apps. Swiping up on them in the card view mode does not close them, instead it takes me back to the home screen. The weird thing is that it worked at first.
 

wildbite

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Picked up the phone this morning but ran into the issue where my old iPhone was a version ahead of the new iPhone X. While attempting to upgrade the iPhone X so I could restore from backup, it stopped working gave an error. I tried many ways to force the phone out of restoring mode and Apple couldn’t help me over the phone.

They set up an appointment for me on Sunday...I was a little bummed to have a new phone that I can’t use for the next two days. But then I decided to try restoring with the Apple charging cable instead of one I bought from Amazon...and it worked!
 

Za-Neen-Jya

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
 

Anustart

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
You're going to remember the phone not the box. It's nothing (in my mind) to get upset about.
 

Moonkeis

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Stock seems to have been ok for anyone going into the stores today in my area (Vegas). I stood in line at 10:00 AM, they took my reservation and the rest of the time was just waiting on a specialist.
 

eLGee

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
I get that it's frustrating considering that you SPECIFICALLY TOLD HER NOT TO FUCKING OPEN THE THING GOD JUST THINKING ABOUT IT MAKES ME ANGRY. That said, you've shown that you're upset, and hopefully she'll make up for it at another time. Now it's time to let it go.
 

hwalker84

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So an issue I am having is with force closing apps. Swiping up on them in the card view mode does not close them, instead it takes me back to the home screen. The weird thing is that it worked at first.
You have to tap and hold the app until you see a red - in the left corner of apps then you can swipe up and remove them.
 

Dart

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So an issue I am having is with force closing apps. Swiping up on them in the card view mode does not close them, instead it takes me back to the home screen. The weird thing is that it worked at first.
Once you swipe up and in card view mode press and hold on a card, should come up with option to delete them. (Once the have the little x at the corner you can either press to delete or swipe up) It’s weird
 

Anfony O

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I get that it's frustrating considering that you SPECIFICALLY TOLD HER NOT TO FUCKING OPEN THE THING GOD JUST THINKING ABOUT IT MAKES ME ANGRY. That said, you've shown that you're upset, and hopefully she'll make up for it at another time. Now it's time to let it go.
This post really cracked me up hahahaha. But yeah I ompletely agree, very frustrating but it's no biggee. Phone is the important part.
 

TimFL

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Picked my iPhone X 256GB Space Gray up yesterday. I'm already used to the swipe motions and don't miss the home button in the slightest.

I am, however, torn on FaceID. When it works it's amazing but it has so many scenarios where it just doesn't work as good as TouchID:
- In bed, phone next to me, I can no longer glance at incoming notifications (I hide previews ever since iOS11 came out and used TouchID to reveal them) without holding the phone up to my face
- It doesn't work reliably from certain angles (I read that you can recalibrate FaceID with the 2nd scan being a weird angle to fix this)
- You can't use FaceID while in landscape mode (the screen has to align with your face) or I somehow can't manage to do it

Animoji are interesting but I fail to figure out how to hold the phone to record them properly. They are always slightly stuttery here like the phone is fighting for focus on my face.

I also have a scary distortion effect at the top borders (above the status bar symbols) sometimes: tiny black horizontal lines like my screen being distorted that vanish really quick. Barely noticeable but still there sometimes (and no idea how to trigger it consistently, shows up at random angles and times). Is this the anti-burn-in protection at work?
 

Resseh

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
Just open all her Present before she wakes on Christmas morning and film it. I’m sure it won’t escalate things
 

Kurt Angle

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
Birthday gifts, xmas gifts, a candy bar, bags of chips, salad boxes, a fucking mcdonalds burger she gets and puts on a table, UNWRAP everything of hers

taking it out of the box and taking a look is fine, but taking seals off and taunting after you specifically told her you've been waiting so long to open it? That's just rude. Its the same when other people in the house open your mail hand you an opened envelope, what kinda bullshit is that.
 

hollomat

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
She was probably getting nailed by her boyfriend while she was unboxing it. While she was unwrapping your iPhone he was unwrapping her.
 

PabloBolivar

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She was probably getting nailed by her boyfriend while she was unboxing it. While she was unwrapping your iPhone he was unwrapping her.
So fake. No guy in this low testosterone age would pay attention to a women when an iPhone X is being unboxed.
 
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The phone is incredible and the notch looks great in person. However, on the topic of notches...

Do you think Evil Lore would be a more agreeable forum owner if he had an iPhone X?

I don’t think so. Because sexually harassing and objectifying women is disgusting. Love the iPhone check out macrumors or reservation era. Why waste your time posting on a board owned by some sociopathic twerp?

How unfortunate that such a progressive and amazing community could be spawned from such a heinous individual.

Evil Lore...RETIRE.


BAN DELETE AND BUY ME A CHEESY GORDITA CRUNCH YOU NARCISSISTIC FOOL!
 

dc3k

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
Buy another one, unbox it, then return it. Return your wife too, she sounds awful.
 

borghe

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If the story is for real, yeah your wife is kind of awful, but you’re also sort of whiny. It’s a phone, not the birth of a kid. If anything the story sort of shows me how much our possessions have really become false idols (and I’m an atheist for crying out loud). Enjoy your phone, ask your wife “wtf??” when you asked her not to, and maybe step back and ask yourself what sort of things in life are worth causing bad feelings over and what sort of things are just...stuff..
 

crazy monkey

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So my iPhone X was delivered to my house today while I was at work. My wife signed for it and sent me a pic of the shipping box. I was excited. Then she sends me a pic of the actual iPhone box, taken out of it's shipping box. I wanted to do the unboxing and I told her that. But I let it go. Then she texts me a pic of the phone out of it's box and she is taking the plastic seal off, taunting me saying how satisfying it is. That's when I got pissed. My current phone is a 5s and I haven't had an iPhone unboxing in 4 years. She doesn't understand why I am so pissed off about this, but it's one of those small pleasures that she just robbed me of. Maybe someone here can tell me I'm wrong, but I am incredibly irritated at her about this and I feel justified in feeling this way.
It is a fucking phone. She is your wife. Please do not get angry at wife. She was excited as you were. IT is fine.
 

The_Dama

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Is there a way to unlock the phone with faceid without swiping up?

Just face the phone and it unlocks to the home screen
 

DaleinCalgary

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I picked one up as my carrier store had one and I am surprised I like it so much but it's still just a phone. Face ID seems to be working well and I grabbed my usual Otterbox Symmetry case I usually go with.

The size is about perfect