I had told myself...

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  1. christopherjknight

    christopherjknight New Member

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    That Apple had taken its eye off the ball. As a long time Apple fan, both of desktop and phone offerings, I had/have become increasingly disenchanted ny Apple's products and services - beautiful as they are. Discontent started early with form over function raising its ugly head in various Apple desktop system apps (think Finder) then discovering that if you want a navigation app for a phone, you had best use Android, because IOS absolutely sucks in comparison (brain damaged apps or powerful apps that simply aren't available on IOS. I decided a week ago to make a massive change and go completely to Android which I have been using for navigation on my motorcycle and will certainly continue to use!). I had even picked out the phone a Google Pixel 2.

    Then I saw the iPhone X and in an hour had been seduced into signing up for the upgrade programme...

    I didn't really know what to expect - in terms of personal reactions - bit the bottom line is that I love it!

    What sells it for me is Face recognition. It still strikes me as stupid that something so "simple", compared with the fingerprint recognition I have on my iPhone 6plus should make such a difference but it does. My 6plus periodically started to find difficulty in recognising my fingerprints and it was never lightning fast in doing so; face recognition blows it out of the water and feels worth every expensive penny.

    The phone is faster I suppose but I never felt the 6 was slow and for most things, I hardly notice a difference to be honest. Reading books on the Kindle app, I have to reduce the font size a bit more than I prefer to get the same amount on a page as the 6 plus, so in many ways, the upgrade hardly feels worth it. However Face ID does it for me.
     
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  2. J. A.

    J. A. Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to iPhone Forums!
    I agree with you. Touch ID never worked as perfect as Face ID.
     
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    Yet people over on the MacRumors forum are whining and groaning and moaning about how crappy FaceID is.
    For me, FaceID has been 100% flawless. Works with my contacts, without my contacts, with my glasses, without my glasses, with my sunglasss, without my sunglasses, inside, outside, daytime, night time and all combinations of this.
     
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    Face recognition works flawlessly for me also.....I love it.
     
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    no complaints what so ever with face recognition, love it! and I've been a hardcore Android user since 2010, I tried iphones a few times and just couldn't do it, Apple got it right with the X, Android may be more flexible but it's a very buggy platform, and as they say, Apple just works, the ONLY thing I miss about Android is google maps on Android Auto
     
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    You can put Google maps on your iPhone....
     
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    yes I know, but you cannot use google maps on Car Play, you can only use Apple maps
     
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    Ahh I didn't know that.... My bad
     
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    Hey!

    its Nice to try the best of both worlds using android and iOS as both have their ups and down sides.

    I got my iPhone X and I really like the Face ID as well. I have it setup to login to everything such as my banking app and it works great, even in the dark.

    I don’t like that you can’t have the battery percentage showing all the time with the X and I am wondering where this “notch” is that a few people have not liked.
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The notch is the part at the top of the screen that doesn’t light up and contains the front facing camera, earpiece, ambient light sensor, and proximity detector.
     
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    Thanks for that..

    I guess without it you might be able to have the battery % showing all the time, that’s the only thing I don’t like about it.
     
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    There’s no reason why Apple can’t give the users the choice between the battery icon or a percentage reading without the battery icon. There would certainly be room for that.
    This reminds me of the iPod Touch where you can’t show the battery percentage either.
     
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    Yeah, you can show the % if you bring down the menu from the top, but it’s a shame you have to do that every time just to see the %. Maybe that will change in an iOS update, or at least give you the option again for the X
     
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    I agree with your opinion. But it so insignificant, compared to how well the phone performs and the Face ID is amazing. I can guess within a couple of percentage points, by looking at the gauge. So it’s not like we are totally blind to the status of our battery.
     
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