Post by Ray
As there is no mention of it in here this morning I presume you were all less
than enthused by the presentation?
Finally managed to see the iPhone X presentation. Honestly, it looks a
bit of a me-too catch-up phone (Samsung had the wrap-around, others
have had Chi, others have had face recognition etc.), but nothing wrong
with that. It does look like a -nice- catch-up phone though, and I'll
bet that chip it uses makes things run better than most/all of its
Control Centre now looks rubbish - swipe from the status indicators?
I'm left-handed and essentially never touch the phone with my right
hand unless typing. I would also now have to use two hands, one to hold
the phone and the other to reach up to the status bar. Torch is
something I use a fair amount, usually when looking for something on
the floor and realising I can't see. This will be less convenient to
me, not more. Still concerned by FaceID and would like to know how wide
an angle it needs to unlock - I use an air-vent mount, and am thinking
specifically here of stuff like "Siri, launch Google Maps" which is
followed immediately by "You'll need to unlock your iPhone first". In
the car I can do that without looking, same as I'd hit a radio preset
button. Don't know if the angles would allow that with FaceID - of
course, I don't know that it -wouldn't- allow it either, just would
like to know a little more.
I don't like the appearance of the steel band, makes it look like a
blown-up 4 to me. Oh, and they've taken my choice of colour away too -
I liked whatever they called the matt black one, which seems to be no
Rest though - yeah, looks alright. Does have the feeling of catch up
and nothing wow though. Because I'm on the upgrade program I will
likely end up with one and I'll probably like it after use. Had I -not-
been on the upgrade programme though, I think I'd be sticking with my
7+ and waiting for the next gen.
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