iPhone X Is a Step Toward 'Invisible' Tech - Page 2

Reviewers discuss Face ID, battery life, and the phone's legacy
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2017 11:30 AM CDT

  • At TechCrunch, Matthew Panzarino aims to erase some of the skepticism surrounding Face ID. It's "incredibly easy to set up" and "almost never" fails. To boot, "it enables a whole new set of use cases and behaviors that feel organic, natural, and just plain cool" and shows "for the first time, the iPhone can actually be truly hands free," he writes.
  • Edward C. Baig at USA Today was also impressed with Face ID, especially when it worked for a colleague before and after he shaved his full beard. Baig says he was also unable to "trick the system" to unlock to a photo of his face. He also pined for the home button and found the camera notch at the top of the screen "distracting." Still, he was left with "a strong first impression."
  • Heather Kelly also wasn't pleased with the notch, which she referred to as an eyesore when watching a widescreen movie. But the front-facing camera it houses is "able to mimic the same shallow depth-of-field effect as the back camera," which is pretty cool, she writes at CNN. There's also "a ton of fun potential" in the new Animoji feature, which allows emojis to mimic a user's facial expressions.

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