Really short video shows how app switching works on iPhone X

Apple's first iPhone to ditch the home button, the iPhone X will go on pre-order on October 27. Even though it was announced along with two other smartphones – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple needed a little bit more time to bring it to the masses.

Although Apple revealed some details about the iPhone X, there are many things that haven't been covered during the official presentation of the handset. That's why almost anything related to the iPhone X is a hot subject these days.

If you've been following our news feed, then you might have seen the YouTube video showing the iPhone X in action on Apple's campus. We now have another video recording that shows a specific feature of Apple's upcoming flagship, namely the way the iPhone X switches between apps.

It's a really short video that offers us a much clearer look at the app switching process on the iPhone X, something that Apple hasn't been able to provide us with. So, how exactly you switch between apps on the iPhone X without the home button?

As the video shows, you'll have to swipe up from the bottom then to the side, but you can also swipe from the left or right sides of the phone. The gesture looks very natural and fluid, so there's one feature that you'll be happy to use on the iPhone X if you plan on getting one.

source: Webastiaan the Sith (Twitter)

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8 inches
    2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A11 Bionic, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2716 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x



26. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Impressive...imagine the lags if it is done on a Samsung phone!!!!!

30. Tipus

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Better lags than splits :)))

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The header nailed it, cause the iPhone doesn't do actual does fast app switching.

25. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Which is actiually a good thing. Whoever that person who decided the implementation of preemptive multitasking & push notification in iPhone for performance & battery life reasons is a very reasonable man.

28. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well you don't know what are you talking about. There are tweaks for jailbroken devices called "Splitify" and "Dissident" that allow real multitasking on iOS, even on iPhone 6 you get smooth split screen like on Note devices

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm fully aware of that. Everything ApplePro showed it on a jailbroken 6 Plus. Now go take a nap sonnnn. That Note runs it stock.

9. Macready

Posts: 1834; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

And if you have 10 apps open, you have to do this many times to switch from one app to another that isn't directly next to it? Uhh...

16. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

10 apps open? are you crazy? iOS would crash at least half of those opened apps. Just check those speed test in youtube If you want to open lots of apps and switching between them, get android with 6GB or 8GB RAM

20. cmdacos

Posts: 4429; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I can't stand iOS but even I understand that you are out of touch on reality.

38. tntwit

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I just counted 40 apps open on my iPhone 6S Plus. No issues. You have no idea how pleased I was with my iPhone 5C in 2013 (coming from a Galaxy S3 because it did not work with my steering wheel controls) after reading several years of misguided comments like this on these forums. I was loaded with preconceived ideas and truly expected to be disappointed, but was not at all. The only notable short coming versus the S3 was the camera. The 5C was so-so and the S3 was fantastic. My 6S plus has been fantastic. I just finished an 8 day Android test drive with my wife's old S6 (running 7.0) (she now has the S8) and can honestly say nothing about it makes me want to run to Android. Nothing about the experience said "I can't believe what I have been missing". There were actually many little things about iOS that I missed. Having said that, I could be perfectly happy using Android as well. In truth they are incredibly similar and the arguments that go back and forth are truly entertaining as it is all so silly.

7. dmsrfl

Posts: 76; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I'm still wondering why is Apple trying so hard to hide videos and info about the iPhone X? If there's major problems with it, wouldn't it be great to find out now so they can fix them before it gets shipped out? The X isn't a secret anymore!

8. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2578; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

To be honest, 2017 has seen a plethora of quality control issues and problems. I am glad I sat out on purchasing anything (yet at least. I will be honest I have been tempted). Part of it I understand is due to introducing new technology but I believe the other part has to deal with manufacturers trying so hard to outdo each other that they introduce new software and hardware features without getting the kinks out first.

35. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

You know why? Because at the end of 2016, Samsung had a quality issue, which wasn't directly their fault. But they were made fun of, bashed and ridiculed. Most of the attacks came from Apple fan camps. 2017 is the year of Karma. The Galaxy S8's and Note 8 have been released and they don't have any outstanding issues. Apple on the other hand? The iPhone 8, swelling battery causing the cheaply built phone to separate, sales are so low, that the iPhone 7 and 6S normal sales numbers daily are higher, the iPhone X is suffering from several problems. First there are component supply problems, the physical chosen design flaw, is causing software development problems. And all of this is gonna cause money problems for 2017 and early 2018 for Apple. Which could mean, Apple may not even match the 2016 sales numbers, because they are for sure not gonna match the 231M iPhone sales of 2015 and they sold 211M in 2016 and they may not even reach that in 2017. Karma!!!! The main reason you should never poke fun at an OEM because they have an issue is because those issues can happen to anyone because all these devices on the basic level all require the same parts. And when it comes to manufacturing, failures are a common occurrence, whether you ever see them or not.

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Proof as to how cheaply built the iPhone 6/7/8 design? The swelling battery is causing the display to split from the frame. This display splitting is coming on the 6/7/8 because the phone has 2 tabs at the top and the phone has 2 screws only in the center at the bottom and the tabs on the sides. The tabs are so small and weak and poorly designed, that the phone just opens. The iPhone 6 and 7 have this same issue. If you drop the phone, the display immediately come apatrt from the frame. I've seen tons of iPhone 6's and 7's on Ebay, where the phone is in great condition, but at the corners or sides, the display is coming apart from the frame. The S6 and S7's or S8, don't do this. Why? Because they are built far better and are more solid in construction. But all the fans care about is how fast the app opens and benchmarks and sales numbers. Also the glue is weak. Even when the Note 7 phones caught fire, look at these photos. Most of them ended up like this. Look they are still basically intact. They aren't split all the way open. Look at these Note 7 images - The battery juice leaked out on the sides where the glass did separate from the frame a bit. But the phone is not complete open compared too this:

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

That's how embargo work.. Other phone manufacturers also did that, that's why most reviewer release reviews or test (or whatever) at the exact same day (can be launch day or announcement day) Company did this to avoid some bad reviews that could reduce pre-order number

3. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Not having used iOS devices in a long time (since I was forced to for work), can someone tell me if they usually display notification icons along the top? E.g... new mail, VPN connected, wechat message alert, google sync...etc etc... If so, what's the iPhoneX gonna show? It seems there's only enough room to show time, signal, wifi and battery now. Just curious.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Perks of haivng 'bunny ears', lad. Each and every iPhone X is half broken, out of the box! That's why I like to call it 'iPhone Ex' cause it's an Ex iPhone, used to be an iPhone in the prototype stage but has transformed into a grossly malformed monstrocity! An EPIC eye sore. And that's coming from an Apple Fan. Not a Sheeple, but an Apple Fan! Oh well, Merry X'Mess!

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2292; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Looks corny and cheesy...looks like frogger of multitasking...

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Multitasking?? /s

4. yann

Posts: 616; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Looks like they still didn't decided how to work with that phone. Looks like just beta testing. And swipe thing....ohh, I remember Nokia N9 with MeeGo. But when Apple make it, it is "very natural and fluid". Right Cosmin? You're such a biased pen-driver....

5. Derekjeter

Posts: 1581; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Salty AF!!! You mofos need to really get a life, do you really just sit there and wait for an Apple article to start your bitch rant?? It’s a great phone for Apple users, if it’s not for you then just skip the article and f**k off!!

10. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Unfortunately. They feel like the world owes them a favor.

12. maherk

Posts: 7114; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Says the kid that can't skip a Note 8 article without finding the need to bash it and bash every single Samsung's product. Apple trolls are the worst hypocrites on the web.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You mad bro? Regardless man, they have the right to post. Just enjoy it, when You get it. Remember, tons of apple fanboys wait for Samsung articles, to do the very thing you just told them to F off for.

32. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Don't knock it, until you've tried it!!!! /s

27. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Impressive fluid animations...

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