iOS 11.2 is going to support faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging

 The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all support wireless charging using the Qi standard. It means that iPhones are now compatible with hundreds of chargers out there. But iPhone Qi charging is currently limited to 5W, or the slowest wireless charging speed. Apple is currently working on iOS 11.2 — this update is going to support 7.5W charging.
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You probably don’t need to worry about someone hacking your iPhone X’s Face ID with a mask

 Touted as the iPhone X’s new flagship form of device security, Face ID is a natural target for hackers. Just a week after the device’s release, Vietnamese research team Bkav claims to have cracked Apple’s facial recognition system using a replica face mask that combines printed 2D images with three dimensional features. The group has published a video demonstrating its proof… Read More

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Apple could launch a bigger iPhone X Plus next year, report says

 KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo wrote a new report about Apple’s plans for next year. According to him, the company is going to release three new iPhone devices next year. They’ll all have edge-to-edge displays with a notch. The successor of the iPhone X could be roughly the same size and shape. According to Kuo, this new iPhone would feature a 5.8-inch display with a density… Read More

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Mysterious ‘green line of death’ appears on some iPhone X displays

 It wouldn’t be the launch of a first-generation Apple product without a few hiccups — who can forget Antennagate and Bendgate? — and the iPhone X is no different. A handful of users report that a mysterious and inextinguishable green line has appeared on their device’s display. Read More

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Tests give iPhone X display top honors, but camera is merely competitive

 Lab tests on the recently released iPhone X put Apple’s new flagship in the highest tiers of quality when it comes to the display and camera, but it’s only in the former category that it truly leaves the competition behind. Of course, what’s the point of having great images if your screen can’t show them properly? Read More

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iPhone X first weekend adoption tops the iPhone 8 models

 The iPhone X is already showing strong consumer adoption, according to a new report from Localytics out today, despite the fact that long shipping delays for pre-orders mean many customers have yet to receive their devices. That said, iPhone X managed to grab 0.93 percent of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales, the firm found. To be clear, this data… Read More

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A closer look at the capabilities and risks of iPhone X face mapping

 Face ID has already generated a lot of excitement but the switch to a facial biometric does raise privacy concerns — given that the human face is naturally an expression-rich medium which, inevitably, communicates a lot of information about its owner without them necessarily realizing it. Read More

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4 TechCrunch writers bought the iPhone X. Here are our thoughts

 Happy iPhone X day! A few of us over here at TechCrunch received our new toys today and wanted to share some initial thoughts with ya’ll.
Leggo.
First up, Megan Rose Dickey, the lunatic who at one point told co-workers she felt like she was on drugs during her initial iPhone X exploration.
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Snap, where are my anibitmoji?

 The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Apple’s highly-anticipated iPhone X has made it into the hands of everyday customers. I’m a big weirdo, so I’ve been mostly looking forward to being able to use Face ID for the purposes of animoji. Animoji takes emoji to the extreme and it works using the iPhone X’s new facial recognition system. As… Read More

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On iPhone X launch day, Apple draws a crowd

 Today, the iPhone X became available in Apple retail stores across the globe. And given the fanfare around iPhone launches for the past decade, we couldn’t help but show up and chat with one of the world’s most loyal consumer fan bases. At Apple’s 5th Avenue Manhattan store, lines stretched down the block and across Madison Avenue, with some pre-order folks arriving only a… Read More

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iPhone X teardown finds major changes inside the gleaming exterior

 The iPhone 8 may have been filled with the expected kit, but we’ve all been looking forward to finding out what fun Apple’s engineers had putting together the all-new iPhone X — and it doesn’t disappoint. iFixit’s excellent-as-always teardown finds a wealth of strange new components inside the biggest redesign of the device in years. Read More

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12 neat hidden features in the iPhone X

 With the iPhone X, Apple has had to rethink many of the iOS core gestures. The new device features a brand new design with a taller display, Face ID and no home button. If you plan on buying a new iPhone X, it’s going to take a while to get used to these new metaphors. So here’s a list of some not-so-obvious features in the iPhone X. Matthew Panzarino also wrote a thorough review… Read More

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iPhone 8 launch propels Apple to growth in China after 18 months of sales dips

 Apple is finally back to growth in China. The company has broken a run of sales decreases that stretches back six quarters thanks to promising early signs for the newly released iPhone 8, according to a new report from Canalys. The analyst firm recorded 40 percent annual growth for Apple in Q3 2017 with 11 million shipments during the three-month period. Apple’s revenue from China is… Read More

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Apple’s bid to become a $1 trillion company starts this week

 While people spend more than $1,000 for the right to eventually get an iPhone X (as well as sell that right to eventually get an iPhone X for more than $1,500), we’re seeing Apple is doing a pretty good job of setting the stage as to whether it can make its case to Wall Street that it can be a $1 trillion company. We’ve noted before that quarterly financial reports from… Read More

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