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  Reply # 1895217 4-Nov-2017 15:16
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Now if only app sellers would validate your purchases across platforms (say via your email address) my $100’s of $$$ invested in the Apple sphere wouldn’t be ‘lost’ if I tried switching at some stage too... not that I’m at all unhappy with my 7+, but really... $2,000 for the new flagship is scary money on my budget 😬



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  Reply # 1895222 4-Nov-2017 15:28
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I had a play with the iphone x today. In some ways I like having a display bezel to wrap the fingers around the edge a little.  The missing home button and headphone jack irritate me too. The headphone thing is something I'll have to accept though. 

 

The OLED display on the X is beautiful. If they had the oled display on the iphone 8 plus I'd have bought it by lunchtime. 

 

So for now, I'm waiting for the iphone 9 plus. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1895272 4-Nov-2017 17:30
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What is everyone using for wireless charging?

 

I'm thinking of the Samsung Convertible Fast Wireless charger, it'll be natural for me to put it up in the portrait upright orientation so it can charge and I can unlock the phone without taking it off the charger. The only thing holding me back is it's $129.


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  Reply # 1895273 4-Nov-2017 17:37
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firefuze:

iPhone X first impressions - got mine today - faulty out of the box.... yell


Constant screen flickering "flickergate" ... ?


The first batch of X’s come with 11.0.1, would be best to,update to 11.1 prior to declaring the phone faulty. There will be more OLED-related patches in 11.2.




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  Reply # 1895277 4-Nov-2017 18:02
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jeeg:

What is everyone using for wireless charging?


I'm thinking of the Samsung Convertible Fast Wireless charger, it'll be natural for me to put it up in the portrait upright orientation so it can charge and I can unlock the phone without taking it off the charger. The only thing holding me back is it's $129.



I’m using a Choetech one, only $40 and does the trick nicely.

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  Reply # 1895307 4-Nov-2017 19:25
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BlinkyBill:
firefuze:

 

iPhone X first impressions - got mine today - faulty out of the box.... yell

 

 

 

Constant screen flickering "flickergate" ... ?

 


The first batch of X’s come with 11.0.1, would be best to,update to 11.1 prior to declaring the phone faulty. There will be more OLED-related patches in 11.2.

 

It was updated to 11.1 during setup, restored via iTunes - same fault, it flickers during the restore screen too. 

 

Apple are sending me a replacement but with a $1799 hold on my card, had to shuffle funds to make it work considering I still have the cost of the initial purchase on there too!

 

First they sent me to OOBE to pickup a replacement - no surprise, that was a waste of time


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  Reply # 1895754 6-Nov-2017 06:22
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Feel lucky, I don't have an screen issues with mine.

 

So far I am really liking FaceID to the point where it doesn't even feel like the phone is locked, except when I give it to the Mrs and she has to use the passcode!

 

I don't know if I'd like FaceID to open the phone to the home screen or not, I have gotten used to swiping up so it isn't a big deal. So far the missing home button has only hit me once, that was when I wanted to shut down the apps in the background.

 

One "issue" I do have is that this phone seems to take a lot longer than my iPhone7+ to charge, does anyone else seem to have this issue? I used to be able to put my iP7+ on charge for 20-30 min and have recovered a significant amount of charge, the X seems a lot slower.

 

 





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  Reply # 1895761 6-Nov-2017 07:17
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dickytim:

 

 

 

One "issue" I do have is that this phone seems to take a lot longer than my iPhone7+ to charge, does anyone else seem to have this issue? I used to be able to put my iP7+ on charge for 20-30 min and have recovered a significant amount of charge, the X seems a lot slower.

 

 

 

 

New iPhones (and maybe all new phones, unsure on that) need a few full charges to calibrate the battery, so rin it down to almost zero, charge to 100%, do that 4 or 5 times and it should then behave normally, battery level and charge wise. The issue is that the battery level isnt showing what it really is till its fully calibrated


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  Reply # 1896737 7-Nov-2017 12:40
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Saw the new X in the flesh in a Vodafone store for the first time today. I don't own one so hence commenting here rather than in the owners thread.
Firstly it was displayed beside the 8 and 8+. It made those handsets look a little dated with what now look like huge chins and foreheads. The X is nice in the hand, as you would expect an Apple device to be, and I must say it is probably the most striking iPhone design since the 4. Shame that its fragility will mean it will need to be protected by a case.




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  Reply # 1897222 7-Nov-2017 23:37
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Dingbatt: Saw the new X in the flesh in a Vodafone store for the first time today. I don't own one so hence commenting here rather than in the owners thread.
Firstly it was displayed beside the 8 and 8+. It made those handsets look a little dated with what now look like huge chins and foreheads. The X is nice in the hand, as you would expect an Apple device to be, and I must say it is probably the most striking iPhone design since the 4. Shame that its fragility will mean it will need to be protected by a case.


Agree with that but isn’t that the case for every other phone that price too? First thing I do with every phone I’ve had since I switched to iPhones back in the 3GS days was whack a case and screenguard on.... and it always amazes me again when occasionally I pull off the case or replace the screenguard how small/thin and sleek it feels when ‘nude’.

I just don’t have the guts to go careless as the only time I tried I dropped it within a couple weeks BECAUSE it was so sleek/slippery (5s) and the $240 replacement screen seemed to be way more than $40 case+$15 screenguard 🤷‍♂️

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  Reply # 1897226 8-Nov-2017 00:00
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Dingbatt: Saw the new X in the flesh in a Vodafone store for the first time today. I don't own one so hence commenting here rather than in the owners thread.
Firstly it was displayed beside the 8 and 8+. It made those handsets look a little dated with what now look like huge chins and foreheads. The X is nice in the hand, as you would expect an Apple device to be, and I must say it is probably the most striking iPhone design since the 4. Shame that its fragility will mean it will need to be protected by a case.

 

 

 

Are you sure it is that fragile, because videos I have seen with the apple pro youtube guy shows it is pretty durable. He has just done a bend test though, and it failed at the antenna bands, but it didn't bend in half like the older models with the aluminum backs. The bending is always a concern if you have it in your pocket. I think the iphone X is proving to be a big success so far, and apple needed it to be. Really looking forward to how they develop it in future models.

 

I think apple may struggle to sell the older looking models now. Maybe there will be some good discounting?


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  Reply # 1897253 8-Nov-2017 06:34
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tdgeek:

 

dickytim:

 

 

 

One "issue" I do have is that this phone seems to take a lot longer than my iPhone7+ to charge, does anyone else seem to have this issue? I used to be able to put my iP7+ on charge for 20-30 min and have recovered a significant amount of charge, the X seems a lot slower.

 

 

 

 

New iPhones (and maybe all new phones, unsure on that) need a few full charges to calibrate the battery, so rin it down to almost zero, charge to 100%, do that 4 or 5 times and it should then behave normally, battery level and charge wise. The issue is that the battery level isnt showing what it really is till its fully calibrated

 

 

Seems to have settled now. I am finding that the battery is lasting better than my iPhone7+ when playing CPU intensive games for longer periods, it also doesn't stutter once the CPU gets hot! My wireless charges should arrive today (should have arrived yesterday actually) so likely less of an issue.





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  Reply # 1899150 11-Nov-2017 10:46
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The 8 plus versions has a pretty big 2675mAh battery while the X has an even bigger battery at 2716mAh.

And slow charging and shallow discharges are also good for the battery's longevity.

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