More iPhone X interface details revealed, will it have Reachability?

Apple already showed us how accessing the recent apps, the homescreen, the Control Center, or Siri, would work on the iPhone X that doesn't have the signature home button, but its new Xcode software beta reveals some more details about the changes in the X's interface compared to, say, the more orthodox iPhone 8. First off, the iPad-style dock at the bottom of the display follows closely the rounded corners of the X for a uniform look, and houses four apps, the same that are present on other iPhones. 

The lock screen now prompts you to "swipe up to open," while the home bar guides the user with gentle pull up animations that this is the area that is interactive. When you pull down the Control Center, the carrier network and the battery indicators slide down below the notch, too. Other enhancements include a fresh animation when you slide between apps at the bottom of the display:

Apple also includes a Face ID welcome video to explain to you how the process works and, now that the Face ID white paper is out, we expect many more details about this intriguing 3D face-mapping system to trickle down. For instance, for apps that have biometric security built in, Apple pops up a warning that they would use Face ID, yet were designed with Touch ID in mind.

Last but not least, Apple may be having some kind of Reachability solution for easier one-handed usage on the iPhone X, but how exactly it will be triggered without a home button, remains to be seen.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. mikedemoda

Posts: 130; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

this is the iPhone we are all waiting for

2. dnomadic

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I was a hater initially, but this phone is now growing on me... However, Samsung pay will likely keep me from moving to another manufacturer.

3. Frogger

Posts: 49; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

5. ibend5

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

That's fake news.. Bankz said it will work just fine with twin..

16. Xilam unregistered

Ok dude, banks said a lot, but I never seen him claim this - it’s not funny if you’re making up stuff.

7. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I guess we will see once its released. Security won't be the issue. The issue will be how many times you will raise your phone to unlock and it don't work and then you have to enter your pass-code. No I am not referring to the debacle on-stage either. I am referring to actually having use the same tech on Android. Face recognition has a longer list of things that will cause it to fail vs the finger sensor. Things like shadows, lighting, to different of an expression (like you wake up face is to wrinkled vs your normal face), incorrect positioning and more. Finger sensors are effected by basically 2 things, improper position or dirt/moisture of some kind.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4383; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Will never get a phone that blocks my view with a unibrow.

8. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

What phone do you have then? Since most have a bar across the top, just this one has space open at the sides to show status rather than being blacked out... Any normal video content won't go near the "unibrow" due to aspect ratio.

11. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

The Note 8 does not have any bezel, notch, hole or anything else that blocks the viewing area of the screen. Architects have spent millions of dollars on designing stadiums that allow 100% view of any area of the field with 100% zero obstruction to your view. No poles, no signs, the seats are at a steeper angle and more have been done to prevent any seat being a bad seat. The fact you aren't speaking against and trying to bring some other phone into the debate just shows what the problem is. Fanboys are always willing for the most part, to look over any imperfection of the platform they love. But people who just love tech see the good and bad of all of them equally with no bias.

14. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

No, the Samsung S8 and Note 8 have black bars across the top and bottom - that's a bezel, like it or not. Or does YOUR fanboy blind you to that? The only phone I can think of that doesn't is the Sharp Aquos Crystal, but that has a thick bottom border. You're presuming a lot - I don't like the iPhone X design, I think it's crap, I won't be buying it, but don't let that stop your imagination letting you run off into some rant against me. Apple could just black out either side of the bar and it would look pretty similar to the other phones out there, none of which I was slagging off, despite you suggesting I was...

17. Xilam unregistered

I see it as a bezel with two tabs within it, unlike Samsung or LG that has nothing there but dead space.

9. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

All I can say is, if any other OEM had did this, especially if it was Samsung; they would have been crucified as soon as a leak render would have show such. Devs all over the internet have posted there dismay over how they now need to redo apps to fit the display. This basically means all the older apps, if not upgraded, text/media will flow behind the notch, blocking your view until the app is updated. Even though iOS 11 will force many apps not to work, devs are not gonna go back to millions of apps and update them to work properly on the iPhone X. Which means everyone will have to find a newer version of an app from another dev, which won't have all the same functional as the app you are use to using. But its all these idiosyncrasies of iOS that the fans never bring up and just accept, but if it was on any other platform they'd be up in arms. If Samsung phones support fast charging and didn't include it in the box and even if the phone was just $200, they'd make a huge deal. But with Apple, I've witnessed literally 2 posts about it.

12. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

The issues get brought up all the time, Apple forums are full of it. Have you tried "the internet"? The gap should be permanently blacked out (just status elements showing) with a bar at the bottom too for balance really.

13. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

i guess no gigantic black bars on top and bottom as well?

6. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

What would be the use on such a tiny display?

10. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

It's 5.8". It's awkward to reach the corners one-handed without shuffling the phone around unless you're an Orangutan.

15. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The only thing that is tiny is your brain....

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