Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (28/28): iOS – Always On Display for OLED Devices

If there is one feature that multiple Android devices now have, that the iPhone X does not have, it’s the Always On Display (AOD).

The AOD is where if your phone is locked and put to sleep, the screen will show at least on the Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Time & Date
  • Battery Percentage
  • Notification Badge Icons

Having this feature on a smartphone, is what would likely reduce half the times people wake up their smartphone to check notifications, time and battery level.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (27/28): iOS – Changeable icons on the lock screen on iPhone X.

The iPhone X is the only iOS device today that has a unique home screen.

It is unique because of the lock at the top for Face ID and the buttons at the bottom for Flashlight and Camera.

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Apple 2018 Software Wishlist (15/28): iOS – Ability to hide home bar on iPhone X

Before the iPhone X was announced, I honestly thought Apple would do an on-screen home button from the view that it would help convert people from having a physical home button to an on-screen button, like Samsung did with the Galaxy S8.

The home bar at the bottom of the screen definitely caught me by surprise and I was warming to the idea of the gesture controls, because I could probably get use to them quickly and would be quite a refreshing change.

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iPhone X Review: iPhone 5s Upgrader’s Perspective – One Month Later

I was one of the lucky people to be able to pre-order an iPhone X for launch day (3rd November 2017) and after a month’s usage, I now feel is the right time to put out my review of the iPhone X, which includes some extra details potentially not seen elsewhere on the internet.

The iPhone X is as I use it, one of the biggest if not the biggest jump since the original iPhone.

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iPhone X Unboxing

Back when I got my iPhone 5s at launch in 2013 as my first smartphone, I really thought the phone was the best on the market (at the time), because of it’s 64-bit processing power, Slow-Mo video recording and the first iteration of Touch ID.

The main reason I went with the 5s as my first smartphone, besides timing of purchases and really enjoying my iPod Touch 2G, is being a small device. I liked the smaller device compared to larger phones from a single-handed use with a tight grip and pocket-ability.

Not long before the iPhone 6s/Plus came out (which was the earliest point I considered upgrading), I started to warm to the idea of going for a larger screen phone. The iPhone 6/6s/7/8/Plus all had decent upgrades in them that stack up over time, but I couldn’t seriously consider upgrading to any of them mainly due to cost until the iPhone 7/Plus, but then I knew that this phone I’m unboxing today would be out this year and that 2017’s trend for smartphones was going to be the significant reduction of bezels.

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