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The Unofficial iPhone 8 and X Discussion Thread

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You can easily get one now in any configuration using iStock notifications. It’s pretty much over for scalpers.
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i find when i'm in bed on my side and try to unlock my phone close to my face, it never works.

I have to use a full arm extension which takes me from beneath the comfort of my blanket. At that point it'll work.
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FaceID works so fast, you can basically start swiping up right away to unlock it.

I thought I’d be annoyed by the process but it’s actually faster than a home button because the motion of your thumb moves it to an app you would have pressed next anyway.
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My Nov 21-28 order has changed from "Processing Item" to "Preparing for Shipment" this morning, and my credit card charged.

Good thing that I failed the "Reserve Now" this morning.... again. There were a bunch of iPhone X available this morning in many Apple stores, and I reached the choosing time slot stage..... and I got "Time Slot not available" every time I picked one, until it was not available any more.
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nasa25 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 2:20 pm
i find when i'm in bed on my side and try to unlock my phone close to my face, it never works.

I have to use a full arm extension which takes me from beneath the comfort of my blanket. At that point it'll work.
"Face ID works best when the device is arm’s length or less from your face (25-50 cm away from your face)."

from https://support.apple.com/en-ca/HT208108
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If you guys want it early, fwiw the Reserve link is sometimes dead “Check back at 6am” etc, while in the app they’re available same day for pickup, except you have to purchase on the spot. Again, use iStock to get notified as soon as they pop up available.
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Anyone know a reliable unlocking service for the 8/8+ on sprint? cellunlocker wants $170 (less 10% code) USD. :(

Do these unlocking service fees decline eventually due to competition?
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alanbrenton wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:07 pm
Anyone know a reliable unlocking service for the 8/8+ on sprint? cellunlocker wants $170 (less 10% code) USD. :(

Do these unlocking service fees decline eventually due to competition?
Wait till Dec 1
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lostwowords wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:48 pm
dang
I will likely bite the bullet because at least I can sell her 6s or use it to gain access to her apple music subscription :)
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alanbrenton wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:50 pm
I will likely bite the bullet because at least I can sell her 6s or use it to gain access to her apple music subscription :)
you did get a killer deal on the phone though if I remember reading correctly.
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lostwowords wrote:
Nov 9th, 2017 3:59 pm
you did get a killer deal on the phone though if I remember reading correctly.
Now I do (with the unlock service up and available) but the unlock sets me back $151 USD. :)

It really does have AC+ until October 2019 so it should be a keeper.

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