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iPhone X Release: New iPhone X Decrypts Apple’s Awry Future

The iPhone X may be the future of Apple Inc. in terms new and cutting-edge technologies, but certainly not the future of the iPhone design.

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Apple investors know that the iPhone X is the future of the company’s smartphone product line. That’s the suggestion from Apple‘s very own precious Chief Design Officer Jony Ive in an interview. But has the Cupertino-based technology company put too much attention on aesthetic design aspect of the iPhone and not ample on the consumers side?

Let’s begin with the all-screen design with sheets of durable glass on the front and back panels of the Apple’s top-of-the-line flagship. While the components may be all-glass just like the iPhone 4 smartphone, the tech giant has been working to minimize the three specific aspects — which is front and back panel as well as the steel frame chassis into a single consumer electronic product. The new manufacturing and building process employed for the iPhone X are a a giant leap forward.

For the majority of the consumers, a phrase like “bezel-less” phrase on an smartphone generates an assumption that the screen panel will be entirely covered by Super Retina OLED display when you look at the premium flagship. That’s evidently not the logic if you first look at the iPhone X with a normal visions.

Designers like Ive can see the radical change, consumers else notices a device that is called “bezel-less” and everyone thinks “what are those little black edge of the handset?”

And if you want to create discussions regarding the dominant essence of the iPhone X screen display, it is worth remembering that the screen to body ratio of the iPhone X is significantly lower than the Samsung Galaxy S8 series and Note 8. The iPhone X has 82.9 percent screen-to-body ratio, while the Galaxy Note 8 got 83.2 percent. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have 83.6% and 84%, respectively.

Advertisement Then there is the new addition of facial recognition powered by TrueDepth Camera System called Face ID. What nightmare does the depth-sensing facial recognition solve that wasn’t already addressed by the Touch ID fingerprint biometric sensor?

It certainly addressed one of the Cupertino’s main dilemma with iPhone design. If you want to move to a cellular device that has as fewer active mechanical components on the external interface of a handset as possible, then completely getting rid of the Touch ID fingerprint scanner is an essential goal. It’s not totally removing the Touch ID, but the physical home button that houses the fingerprint sensor. If only Apple ultimately achieve the under-display fingerprint scanner on the iPhone X, the company will surely not remove the Touch ID on the flagship phone.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus as well as the newly released iPhone 8 and 8 Plus moved to embraced the virtual haptic home button embedded in to the bottom part of the devices, but the electronic components to register touch and read the fingerprint of a user remained intact. But with the iPhone X, that intricacy has been totally removed — and while it is completely replaced with the TrueDepth Camera System (dot projector, flood illuminator, infrared camera, other 3D sensors), these are vital components that will receive less aging over the lifetime of the handset.

With the advantage of TrueDepth Camera System technology (Face ID) on Apple’s iPhone X, it also brings the ugly notch on the top of the device.

Until independent hands-on of the commercial unit of an iPhone X in the wild can be executed, the advantage of Face ID over Touch ID remain to be determined.

Face ID powered by the TrueDepth camera system by projecting and analyzes more than 30,000 invisible dots to make a precise depth map of the user’s face.

Apple has sacrificed the immersive user experience for the iPhone X to have a unique visual outline as earmark. Apple has notably advised the iOS developers to not conceal the notch.

Apple’s option in the design around the notch was to highlight the company itself, not create a smooth and immersive experience for the user end.

When I first look at the iPhone X in the flesh, first thing i notice is the gorgeously beautiful OLED display and the design that works for Apple’s benefit first, with the end-user next.

We would like to see a better embracing of every technology standards and less of a dependence on proprietary technology. Using Qi standard for the new iPhone wireless charging support is a good leap forward.

While Apple focuses on design that mainly benefits the company itself, Android mobile operating system adoption of the standard technology is growing while the premium price and gimmicky aesthetic design of the iPhone X is going to be late and have a inimical impact on the handset’s overall performance.

The sales figures of the iPhone nosedived in the last two years. The cutting-edge technologies on the iPhone X is certainly the future of Apple’s iPhone. But I disagree that it is the future of the iPhone design.

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New video of Apple’s iPhone X in silver colorway emerges online

A new video clip of a silver colorway iPhone X in the wild materializes online.

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The pre-orders for Apple’s much-awaited iPhone X is just around the corner and it will finally kicks off this coming Friday, October 27th, with shipping scheduled to commence just a week later, November 3. With the Apple’s iPhone X release now less than a couple of weeks away, the general public are starting to see more photographs and video clips of Apple’s first $1000 premium smartphone out online. Most notably, a 10-second video uploaded to Reddit over the weekend showing a silver colorway of an iPhone X in all its adoration.

The near bezel-less edge-to-edge OLED screen — which the Cupertino tech giant calls it Super Retina Display — looks stunningly beautiful, but the video is also noteworthy to watch because it gives us an idea what a third-party app looks like with the controversial notch design of the iPhone X — and in this case Instagram app. To be honestly fair, APpple’s iPhone X’s notch on the uppermost of the front panel appears like an scar on the beautiful display of the device in the video here, but we’ve heard from a number notes that it’s far less irritating when using the handset as opposed to looking at photos and videos of it.

The Instagram user interface appears quite a little unrefined, but it stands to a mere fact that it will be far less of a problem once third-party app developers update their respective apps suitably.

As a number of Redditors commented:

I have been making iPhone apps for 8 years now. Testing my app on iPhone X produces a handful of problems in Portrait and about a million problems in Landscape.

Even if you do everything exactly as Apple wants, there’s going to be issues. The API to handle the notch “correctly” (safe area) is new in iOS 11. There’s no way to have preemptively written to support it. Readable layout guides get you some of the way there, but only in landscape and not really.

Day 1 iPhone X users are in for problems in most apps.

Thank you. We’ve coded Halide, our camera app, completely with auto layout. It completely conforms to Apple’s ‘way of doing things’ – we still need to do work to get the UI looking right for the X.

Most apps that use standard, system-provided UI elements like navigation bars, tables, and collections automatically adapt to the device’s new form factor..
Even my own app that I did not optimize for iPhone X has space on the top (automatically) because I used Apple’s UINavigationBar and did not give it any hardcoded values for space.

With all that being said, seeing as how the Apple iPhone X marks the first radical redesign to its smartphone line’s design since way back in 2014 (iPhone 6 ans 6 Plus), it’s a safe to say that early birds will happily experience a few developing discomforts using the iPhone X with its edgeless OLED display.

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Apple’s iPhone X has a new and more affordable Sharp’s Aquos R Compact

The Sharp Aquos R Compact is an Android 8.1 Oreo midrange smartphone. It has an Apple’s iPhone X-esque design with the prominent notch on the topmost screen.

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Apple’s current flagship iPhone X may not be featuring a very slim bezels similar the competing rivals from the Android ecosystem like that of the Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8 but it’s still has a very attractive aesthetic design however. The only point at issue so far is that if you want to purchase the iPhone X, you will need to shell out a thousand dollar from you savings. Or even if you have the funds of the money isn’t your problem, still, you may not be able to secure an iPhone X unit during the launch because of the limited supply. Lucky you if you get one. So, good luck.

Meanwhile, you can now get some of the bezel-less hype with that notch on the top of the screen of the iPhone X without shelling out a four figure from your bank, thanks to the Japanese multinational corporation — Sharp.

Sharp P stylized as SHARP — has been in the glare of publicity recently for making a considerably great appearing of smartphones with bezel-less screen display designs and the manufacturer have now ventured to bring this new design trend to the the wild with the SHARP Aquos R Compact smartphone. The handset phone has a manufacturer suggested retail price tag of $372, the smartphone has an aesthetic design quire similar to that of the iPhone X including the notch at the top of the latter.
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The SHARP Aquos R Compact has tiny roundy notch at the very top of the front that houses the selfie camera. The main difference is that there’s no cutting-edge 3D facial recognition rivaling technology situated at the very top. Additionally, the device has a notably thick bottom chin with a home button that also accommodates the fingerprint biometric sensor.

Specification side, the Sharp Aquos R Compact handset unit in between the low- and mid-end range smartphone with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core system-on-chip processor sitting at the very core of it, which is paired by 3GB worth of RAM alongside a 32GB of internal storage. The narrow-bezel screen has a 4.9-inch LCP display with Full HD+ resolution and the prominent notch you notice above the front panel is an eight-megapixel camera. There’s also a whopping 16.4MP shooter on the rear. The device will be shipped an Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, which is a plus factor. The main disadvantage of this phone is that it has a relatively smaller 2500mAh battery, but thanks to the Quick Charging 3.0 handset supports fast charging.

While it may not have public attention to details on par with Apple’s very own flagship iPhone X, it’s definitely a good device for those consumers who are looking to get a fancy advanced screen display at the price of feature-rich midrange handset.

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