We all know that Apple doesn’t have all the time in the world to show us every feature during the Apple Event. But, while some of the iPhone X features just didn’t make the cut, others were definitely avoided. Let’s take a look at what we’ve discovered, whether good or bad, since yesterday’s Apple Event.
If you’d like a quick run down of all of these iPhone X features, check out the video below:
So, first let’s start with the positive. The iPhone X (and the iPhone 8/8 Plus) all have quick charging. This will allow you to charge up your device from 0% up to 50% in 30 minutes. There is one caveat though that Apple puts in the footnotes of their site, and that’s that they did this testing on a USB-C charger rather than their 5W power adapter that ships with the iPhone. So, while this is a nice feature, it doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to take advantage of it right out of the box.
Hide the Notch
The next one is all about the notch. A lot of people are upset about the notch getting in the way of their screen since it hangs over the top of the device. But, one feature that wasn’t demonstrated on stage was that you can actually hide that notch when watching videos. The “ears” are hidden by going completely black and blending in with the notch. It just looks like your device has a small bezel and you can see it demonstrated in the video above.
Since OLED panels have been known to cause burn in on the screens, Apple has added some software inside iOS 11 to help mitigate just that. We don’t know exactly how this is going to work, but it’s possible since they know when you’re looking at the device, that they will try pixel switching when you look away. We may find out more about this once we get the iPhone X in hand.
Slow Wireless Charging
Now, everyone is really excited about wireless charging on the iPhone X and iPhone 8. But, the downside here is that the Apple’s accessory partners just announced their “fast” wireless chargers and they only output 7.5W. This is only half the speed that Samsung’s 15W charger can output. It would be a big disappointment if the iPhone X charges 2x slower than other flagships.
Last is the new “Scenes” feature in the Clips app. What this does is use the TrueDepth camera on the front of the iPhone X to put really cool filters on your body/face and completely replace your background with a 3D environment. You can move around 360 degrees and the landscape in the background continues to change. It’s a really cool feature, but you’ll need to see it in action in the video to get the full effect.
Are there any features that Apple didn’t announce that we don’t have here? Let us know in the comments below!