Items tagged with iphone x

Apple's Face ID facial scanning biometric security has already been defeated. The last time it was bypassed was using a complex process involving an artist, silicone, and a creepy mask. That security bypass was so elaborate that many didn’t feel as if they need to worry. Another bypass has now happened and this time out FaceID was defeated by a 10-year-old boy who happens to look a lot like his mother. The mother had warned her son that there was no way he would be able to get into her new iPhone X. The boy reportedly then picked up the smartphone, stared at it and it unlocked without issue.... Read more...
Apple's latest top-end iPhone may cost a cool $1,000 USD, but that hasn't stopped it from flying off of the shelves and into the hands of those who couldn't imagine not having the best possible iPhone available. Whether you like its design, its speed, or leading-edge technologies (like face recognition), the iPhone X has myriad features that comprise what is an otherwise very alluring smartphone, despite its cost. It seems that not everything is heavenly about Apple's new iPhone X, however.  There are usually a few caveats with every new device that in fact may not affect you personally, and... Read more...
When it comes to Apple's latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone X, it feels like in many respects, the company is catching up to features that have long been featured on Android devices. Minimal display bezels, OLED display panels and wireless charging have all been in the Android domain for a few generations (or more). One particular feature that is just now being exploited by the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X is wireless charging. Apple went with the Qi wireless standard when it comes to wireless (inductive) charging, but only supports 5W charging in the most current public builds of iOS... Read more...
Give Apple CEO Tim Cook credit, he has been willing to alter the core design of the iPhone since stepping in to replace the late Steve Jobs, and for the most part the market has reacted positively. And for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, Apple released the iPhone X with an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display that covers the entire front. Well, except for that quirky notch at the top. It is a weird design to be sure, underscored by an app in the App Store that aims to mask the notch. It is appropriately called Notch Removed, developed by Axiem Systems and sold for $0.99 in the App Store.... Read more...
Apple has just pushed the iPhone X out the door, and the rumor mill is already cranking it into high gear for the 2018 iPhone lineup. Famed KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back again with his predictions/channel rumors on what Apple has in store for customers. The current iPhone X, whose form-factor includes a 5.8-inch OLED display with a density of 458 pixels per inch (PPI), is expected to carry on next year. However, the device will be joined by an even higher-end model tentatively called the iPhone X Plus. This device will reportedly have a larger 6.5-inch OLED display (480 to 500 PPI).... Read more...
A security firm called Bkav Corp. from Vietnam is claiming that it has been able to defeat Apple's new Face ID facial recognition technology to access an iPhone X using a mask. The firm says that for its test, Face ID was set up normally with no special tweaks. The company offered up a Q&A session about how exactly it pulled off the security bypass that sheds detail on what exactly happened. One of the big questions asked here is how exactly Bkav could beat Face ID when similar efforts failed. The answer is somewhat self-serving, "Because... we are the leading cyber security firm ;) It is quite... Read more...
A few weeks ago, Google's Pixel 2 XL was getting lots of negative attention for OLED display problems. The two most frequent complaints revolved around color representation and more critically, premature OLED burn-in on the LG-manufactured display. However, it's now Apple's time to get in line and take its lashings with regards to the ultra-expensive iPhone X. Earlier this morning, we reported of a problem where iPhone X displays are slow to respond when operating in cold temperatures. Apple says it will fix that issue with a future software update, but a new defect won't be so easy to fix. Mac... Read more...
Old Man Winter is getting ready to settle in for the season, and for some iPhone X owners, that is bad news. Low temperatures can abnormally affect the function of iOS devices, and the iPhone X in particular, it seems. The issue came to light when a Reddit user started a thread complaining about his shiny new phone becoming "very unresponsive" whenever he steps outside to mingle with Jack Frost. "I've noticed that my iPhone X screen becomes very unresponsive as soon as I step outside. It literally takes 2 seconds from going inside to the cold outdoors and my screen stops being very responsive.... Read more...
It has been a tradition over the years for Apple fans to stand in long lines for the privilege of buying a newly released iPhone model on launch day. For rival Samsung, it has its own iPhone tradition—poking fun at Apple, while pointing out the strengths of its latest Galaxy handsets, strengths that oftentimes elude the newest iPhone. Like a 3.5mm audio jack. Well, Samsung is at it again with a new ad campaign that mocks the new iPhone X, and several iPhone models that came before it. Samsung's ad starts off with a camera capturing tired customers standing in a line outside of an Apple store for... Read more...
Google has been taking some heat over the LG-manufactured OLED display used on the Pixel 2 XL smartphone, which was shown to suffer from screen burn-in problems, sometimes only with a few hours of use. Google stepped up and stated that this was normal with an OLED screen such as the one used on the smartphone. Apple is heading off future complaints about the new iPhone X and its Super Retina OLED screen with a support document that was recently published. The warnings include an attempt to inform users that with an OLED screen there are a few potentially annoying norms you must live with.... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month or so, you know that today marks the official retail release of Apple's iPhone X. The first hands-on reviews began filtering onto the internet earlier this week, and the iPhone X has been featured on national and local TV news broadcasts to spread the word. Given that the iPhone X is in short supply and that scalpers are selling the smartphones for hundred over MSRP, it should come as no surprise that nefarious actors are looking to get in on the action. In fact, that appears to be the case in San Francisco, where thieves methodically stalked... Read more...
The iPhone 8 looks similar to the iPhone 7, which itself looks similar to the iPhone 6, and on down the line. In some respects, smartphone design finds itself in a state of stagnation. In an attempt to buck that trend, Apple launched an iPhone X model alongside its new iPhone 8 phones. It is a celebratory product in recognition of the iPhone's 10-year anniversary, and it a features a bit of a different design than the iPhone 8 and previous iterations. Putting it under the knife, however, reveals that not much is different in terms of do-it-yourself repairability. Apple's highly sought-after iPhone... Read more...
Technology is great, wonderful, groovy, and every other kind of positive adjective, except when it isn't. There are always downsides to be found, and the iPhone X with its fancy facial recognition technology—Face ID, as Apple calls it—is no exception. The problem raised by privacy advocates is that even though facial data used to unlock the iPhone X is securely stored on the handset, Apple's privacy policies do not cover apps that give developers access to such data. App developers can tap into the iPhone X's facial data to build various different experiences for users, such as having a game character... Read more...
Best Buy did not earn itself any brownie points by overcharging customers for Apple's newly minted iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X handsets, each of which carried a $100 premium for the privilege of buying one from the electronics chain instead of direct from Apple, and its explanation as to why it has now pulled the unlocked SKUs from its store shelves is just lame. Summed up, the marked up phones did not sell in part because of "noise in the media" and "confusion" with its customers. Really, Best Buy? "Although there was clearly demand for the un-activated iPhone X, selling it that way... Read more...
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