Take Apple's guided tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR



In case it slipped your mind, today is the release date for the 5.8-inch Apple iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The iPhone XR, with its 6.1-inch LCD display, will launch on October 26th. Today, Apple posted an official guided tour video of its new handsets. For many iPhone users, this will be the first model they've owned that doesn't have a home button, so the first thing to learn is that to go "home," swipe up from the bottom.

Swiping up and pausing gives the user access to his open apps; close each app by swiping it off the screen.  Swiping down from the top right opens the control center (which closes with a swipe down). And notifications can be seen with a swipe down from the top. One hand can be used to control any of the new iPhone models by enabling "Reachability" in settings, and swiping down from the bottom edge of the display. This brings the screen down to where everything is a thumb's length away.

Everything that required a fingerprint scan with Touch ID can use Face ID, including verifying your identity for Apple Pay. And with Depth Control, you can add the bokeh effect to portraits even after the picture has been processed. It is up to you to determine how blurry you want the background to be. The video also discusses something new to the iPhone: dual-SIM capabilities.

Other new features include Memoji, which are animated and cartoonish versions of your face moving in real time with your facial expressions. And don't forget Group FaceTime, which allows as many as 32 people to video chat at once. This was delayed by Apple, but recently returned with the developer and public betas of iOS 12.1, so it shouldn't be too long before this becomes a feature that even non-beta testers can enjoy.

If you're not all that familiar with Apple's gesture based navigation, or just want to take a tour of the new iPhones, click on the video at the top of this article.

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12 Comments

1. dubaiboy78

Posts: 442; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Wtfff poor iSheep for $$$$ crap

4. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Stop trolling. They’re not your money. Just accept the fact that apple is the best high end for most people, otherwise, they would be using androids. Whatever you do is just like Huawei trying to get attention and no one will ever listen to you...die hard  fans. Your a sheeple of your own phone too, stick with it and keep trying to buy them so that they can support you all the way.

6. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You propably meant poor Android sheeps

2. Avieshek unregistered

Trying to emulate Justin Bieber.

11. RoyalMike unregistered

Alright they can't afford a model as it'll take from their profits but atleast not an apple employee trying too hard to convince that these new iPhones still make sense even when they have nothing new.

3. taz_chaz

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

most of the features are self explanatory but for some newbies to the system i guess helpful

5. Whitedot

Posts: 772; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

That hand thumb navigating through phone at the begining is not natural. In reality it's very difficult to hold phone and do thst way. 32 people facetime. Really? She meets afro guy and asks to take a picture. He looks like a strange and behaves like one. Then she airdrops image to a friend. Same stranger gets an image. Ohhh I love looking out for such things.

7. midan

Posts: 2712; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"That hand thumb navigating through phone at the begining is not natural. In reality it's very difficult to hold phone and do thst way" You use one? It's actually very natural and not difficult at all, very intuitive, reason why i started using app switch.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 772; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I beg to differ. First your hand must bet long so the fingers. I have average hands and my pointing fingers does not rich the lengths that are in the video. Second phone does not feel secure if or when try to rich button of the screen with your thumb the way in the video. Unless you have long fingers. That will be even mroe difficult with Max model. You can reproduce it with almost any phone as long as it stays in the width of around +-2 mm of 70mm and phone is not a brick.

9. Whitedot

Posts: 772; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

I beg to differ. First your hand must bet long so the fingers. I have average hands and my pointing fingers does not rich the lengths that are in the video. Second phone does not feel secure if or when try to rich button of the screen with your thumb the way in the video. Unless you have long fingers. That will be even mroe difficult with Max model. You can reproduce it with almost any phone as long as it stays in the width of around +-2 mm of 70mm and phone is not a brick.

10. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

You are probably from middle east, easy guess tho. Well the new gestures suck and this video too as it's almost the same apple released for iphone x last year. Somehow they have nothing new to tell about this year's iphones.

12. Soft406

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 23, 2018

Among all 8 persons including myself who has contributed on the article, You are the second person who still remain one of the Apple goats who has been hypnotized to doom. It will be very late before you realize it. People like you only argue blindly without pointing out a clear fact just so, it clearly shows that you are a complete apple goat. And this Take Apple's guided tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR is a complete waste of time where again, Apple has ended up playing with my intelligence.

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