iPhone X

iPhone X first impressions: The 10 year itch

iPhone X first impressions: The 10 year itch

Dear friends and SlashGear readers, if you pre-ordered the iPhone X in time for delivery on November 3, or even within a week of that, congratulations. If you didn’t pre-order for whatever reason, and have even the slightest interest in Apple's new flagship, then I’m very sorry to tell you that when your friends, family, and colleagues show up with their shiny new iPhone X, you’re really going to wish you did. As of writing, the current shipping estimate is five to six weeks out. It's time to cash in whatever connections, favors, or blackmail material you have with your carrier’s rep to have them set aside a unit for you. Either that, or get in line to buy one at an Apple Store this Friday. Trust me, it's worth it.

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The iPhone X makes a strong case to buy AppleCare+

The iPhone X makes a strong case to buy AppleCare+

The iPhone X is arguably a beautiful device, even with that notch. Some have fallen in love with it, even before the phone actually ships to anyone in the world. But the iPhone X is also without question an expensive device, costing $1,000. Given that price, it seems that putting in another $200 for AppleCare+ seems to be pushing it. You might simply shrug your shoulders and leave your fate in the hands of chance and good fortune. But you will, in effect, be leaving it up to chance and good luck to save you from spending $550 for each and every unforeseen incident, which is always lurking around the corner.

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Apple fires iPhone X engineer over viral pre-release hands-on video

Apple fires iPhone X engineer over viral pre-release hands-on video

It appears that an Apple engineer has lost his job after letting his daughter record a hands-on video of the iPhone X and sharing it on YouTube. Last week, aspiring vlogger Brooke Amelia Peterson published a video that was filmed on the Apple campus, highlighting her father's iPhone X. As the device had yet to be officially released, it understandably went viral, and now Apple has reportedly fired the employee for violating non-disclosure agreement policies.

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iPhone X costs $100 more at Best Buy

iPhone X costs $100 more at Best Buy

Apple finally opened pre-orders for the iPhone X on Friday, and as many expected the initial shipments sold out in seconds, leaving wait times stretching into December. But among all the excitement and commotion over the new smartphone, one retailer's prices for the iPhone X stood out: specifically, Best Buy charges an extra $100 on top of the already expensive device.

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Were iPhone X stock fears overblown?

Were iPhone X stock fears overblown?

If you didn't get up at 12:01am PT today and start hammering the refresh button on the Apple Store or your carrier of choice, you probably didn't secure an iPhone X for release day. As expected, pre-sales of the new iOS flagship were so brisk, within minutes the Apple Store was out of stock for November 3. However, some of the more ominous fears we've heard about the iPhone X over the past few months don't look to have come true.

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iPhone X screen repairs are painfully expensive

iPhone X screen repairs are painfully expensive

The iPhone X is expensive, and perhaps unsurprisingly the cost of getting it repaired should you break the screen is expensive too. Apple has released details on its non-warranty service pricing today, and the figures make for eye-watering reading. Read on for the bad news if you're clumsy and averse to cases.

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iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

iPhone X launch day preorders sell out in a flash

Earlier this morning, preorders for the iPhone X went live on Apple's website. It was something iPhone fans have been looking forward to since September, but as many of us expected, you had to be quick on the draw to grab an iPhone X for launch day. Those initial phones sold out quickly on Apple's website, and now a lot of people have an extended wait ahead of them.

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iPhone X preorders: Are you buying?

iPhone X preorders: Are you buying?

If you want an iPhone X, you have to do your homework. Apple's flagship smartphone for 2017 isn't just expensive, it's undoubtedly going to be in short supply, and that means conceding that you're not going to get much sleep tonight. That said, with the potential for very limited devices, Apple's promise of in-store stock next week, and lingering skepticism about just how willing people are to put up with "the notch," the big question is how many will actually preorder the iPhone X?

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iPhone X supply reportedly just half Apple’s target

iPhone X supply reportedly just half Apple’s target

Apple may be promising in-store stock of the iPhone X when it launches next week, but savvy shoppers will head down sooner rather than later if the most recent supply leaks are true. Chatter of bottlenecks in iPhone X production have followed the smartphone before it was even officially announced, with various reasons for the handset's eventual rarity suggested over the past months. Whatever the cause, though, it adds up to a potential source of disappointment for would-be early adopters.

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Report: iPhone X Face ID sacrificed specs to save production [Update: Apple responds]

Report: iPhone X Face ID sacrificed specs to save production [Update: Apple responds]

In just a few days, Apple will open up pre-orders for the iPhone X. You can bet that all eyes will be on the iPhone X as we get closer to its November 3 launch, thanks in part to reports that Apple has struggled to produce enough handsets to meet what will likely be high demand. Most of the problem lies in the sensor used for the handset's Face ID, as production yields for the dot projector that serves as the backbone of the sensor have been low.

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iPhone X app switching will work like this

iPhone X app switching will work like this

The removal of the home button on the iPhone X, mostly done for the sake of reducing bezels, has given Apple a lot of headaches. First is the removal of Touch ID, now replaced by Face ID. But that was just one of them. Another problem was how it would replace the common gestures used with the home button, like switching between apps. Apple has promised to replace those with swipe gestures, which, based on this leaked video, doesn’t seem so bad.

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iPhone X walk-in stock promised (but don’t delay)

iPhone X walk-in stock promised (but don’t delay)

With all of the fuss about low iPhone X production numbers, you'd be forgiven if you thought that pre-ordering would be the only way to get one. That may not be the case, as Apple today said that there will be stock available for walk-in customers when the iPhone X launches next month. If you don't manage to get a pre-order in, then, there's still hope as far owning an iPhone X on day one is concerned.

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