Austin Mann’s iPhone X Camera Review

Photo by Austin Mann with iPhone X.

Photo by Austin Mann with iPhone X.

Austin Mann took the new iPhone X to Guatemala, where he took some remarkable photos and had some great feedback on the new iPhone camera. One discovery he made was how much faster the iPhone X is at focussing in on a subject in low light. I didn’t notice that until reading the article but playing around with the new camera in comparison to my iPhone 7 Plus, there is a significant difference. Anyway, read the full article and drool over Austin’s Guatemala shots.

iPhone X and AppleCare+

If you’re like me and waiting for your door doorbell to ring, you may want to take a moment to read this post from Stephen Hacket about iPhone X repair costs. In short, they’re really expensive.

If you break the front iPhone X screen, out of warranty repair cost is $279. If you break the back, it’s a whopping $549 to repair. If you bought your new iPhone X without AppleCare, I’d recommend adding it … today. You can add AppleCare to a new device within 60 days after purchase.

The Disneyland Stress Test for the iPhone X

Matt Panzarino for TechCrunch reviewed his iPhone X by taking it to The Happiest Place on Earth. There are now several reviews posted with Apple seeding review units to several people in the press. One of the big questions in my mind was how well Face ID will work in the real world. If these initial reviews are anything to go by, it sounds like things will be just fine. Mine shows up Friday and I can hardly wait.

iPhone X Supply Constraints


Last week we heard even more rumors about supply constraints for the iPhone X. Yet today the rumors say things may be a little better than we first thought. I think this is going to be the most difficult to find Apple product in a long time. If you want one, plan on being awake at midnight on October 27 and hope that you’ll get one before 2018.

Generally when making these types of purchases, you are better off using the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPad. They seem to get through the buying process more reliably than the web store when there’s a heavy load. Also, make sure to have your Apple Pay credentials all up to date and “favorite” your iPhone X of choice ahead of time. Seconds will count.