iPhone X review round-up

iPhone X (first-generation) production may be stopped in mid-2018

Apple not planning to reduce the price of the iPhone X. The company usually reduces the prices of older iPhones when the new models launch, but this won’t be the case with the original iPhone X. According to KGI Securities and its main analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will discontinue the original iPhone X when the second-generation launches in September 2018. This means that Apple will neither reduce the price, nor sell the original iPhone X along with its successor in 2018/2019. Kuo believes that keeping the iPhone X with a lower price will impact the sales of the future models[…]

Read more
face +ID

Face ID v2 may reduce the iPhone’s notch in 2019

Apple reportedly looking to improve the design of the iPhone. As the most controversial iPhone change for years, the notch of the new iPhone X may be reduced, but not completely eliminated in the 2019 line. According to unconfirmed reports at the ETNews in Korea, Apple may be combining the Face ID sensors and the front-facing camera in order to make the notch smaller and less annoying. It’s confusing to hear that Apple will try to resolve a problem that has been created deliberately in 2017 in order to make the 10th anniversary model stands out from the crowd. But[…]

Read more
Portrait Lighting on iPhone X

Another video highlights the Portrait Lighting on iPhone X

Apple released a new video to promote the Portrait Lighting feature. The company’s official YouTube channel has published a new video focused on the iPhone X and its Portrait Lighting feature. It’s just a 38-second video ad entitled ‘A New Light’. It shows how you can use the iPhone X to create a professional-looking portrait photos without having the necessary equipment and a studio. Apple introduced the Portrait Lighting feature with the iPhone X and 8 Plus in November. Using information from both camera sensors, the device creates unique lighting effects. It’s purely a software trick, as the smartphone cameras[…]

Read more
iphone x lineup

iPhone sales surge in many countries, but iOS’s market share drops

Apple’s three new iPhones are the best-selling models in November Kantar has published its latest report about the smartphone OS market shares for the three months ending in November 2017. Despite the mixed iOS performance in most of the markets, Apple had three top-selling models in November. iPhone X was outsold by iPhone 8 and 8 Plus from September to November, but as the iPhone X came late to the market, we expect the latter to be officially number 1 in sales in December-January. Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S8 came at the sixth place in the ranking of the[…]

Read more
Belkin announces new wireless chargers

Belkin announces new wireless chargers for iPhone X and iPhone 8

Qi charging pads announced at CES 2018. The Consumer Electronic Show has just launched this morning, but many companies have already revealed their new products. One of the interesting companies at the event is Belkin who already has several wireless charging pads in the Apple Store. Belkin is planning to expand its portfolio of wireless chargers, introducing new models in different colors for 2018, including a charging pad for two phones. They all work with latest iPhones – iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The least expensive model is called ‘Boost Up Bold‘ – offered in four colors,[…]

Read more
wireless charging iPhone X Qi

iPhone X deliveries improve to just 1 day in the US and UK

Apple now sells the iPhone X with a next-day delivery. iPhone X’s shipping estimates continue to improve in the key markets, as the flagship 10th anniversary iPhone is currently being sold with a next-day delivery in the United States and United Kingdom. All models except the SIM-free version in silver color would be delivered in one day if you order the iPhone X from the Apple online store in both markets. This means you will get the iPhone X before Christmas if you order it right now. Apple has slowly improved the production/stocks of the iPhone X at the end[…]

Read more
face id apple pay

Video tutorial explains how to use Apple Pay with iPhone X

A how-to video for Apple Pay has been published online. Apple has released a new video tutorial in which the company explains how to use Apple Pay for transactions with the new iPhone X. Because of the Face ID recognition system in the iPhone X, the process is a bit different than phones with Touch ID like the iPhone 7 & 8. There is no Home Button in the iPhone X, so you have to double-tap on the power button on the side. Step 1: Look for Apple Pay symbol Step 2: Double-click side button. Glance at screen Step 3: Hold[…]

Read more
iOS 11 apple iPhone 11.0.2

Latest iOS update fixes autofocus problems with iPhone X and iPhone 8

iOS 11.2.1 also includes some other improvements. Yesterday, Apple released the first public update of iOS 11.2, bringing fixes to HomeKit remote sharing, and some under the hood tweaks and improvements to the operating system. Apparently, the update has significantly improved the performance of the autofocus on the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Focus problems were noticed by users after the iOS 11.2 release a week ago, connected with the inability to focus on a subject while taking a photo. It has been reported that the camera was struggling to focus, constantly switching between both lenses while[…]

Read more
Google Logo

Hurricane Irma, iPhone 8 and X top the Google Search in 2017

iPhone is the most popular Consumer Tech in Google Search. Apple’s iPhone 8 and X are among the top 3 of the world’s most popular search terms on Google in 2017, according to a new publication. Hurricane Irma has been the most popular search term this year, followed by the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It’s worth mentioning that earlier this year most of the researchers and fans believed that the 10th anniversary model would be called the iPhone 8, which has definitely influenced the score. Apple called it the iPhone X, while a model called iPhone 8 offered a[…]

Read more
iPhone X

iPhone X availability at US Apple Store improves to 1-3 days delivery

iPhone X now ships in 1-3 business days in the United States Contrary to the predictions in November that the iPhone X won’t be in stock consistently for months, the shipping estimates of the device in the US have been improved to just 1-3 days. All carrier variants of the iPhone X in the US (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon) can now be delivered in 1-3 days if you order them now, while the SIM-free version will be delivered in 3-5 days, according to the online store listing. Earlier this month, the ship-by estimates improved in other major markets like China, Canada[…]

Read more

This website is not owned by, is not licensed by nor is a subsidiary of Apple Inc. iPhone Mode is an independent source of information not connected with Apple Inc.

iPhone® and iOS® are registered trademarks of Apple Corporation.