iPhone X Video “Secretly” Shot At Apple HQ Gives Us A Closer Look At The Device In Action

The clock is counting down for the release of Apple’s iPhone X where we find ourselves in a situation where the hardware will be released in multiples of days rather than multiples of weeks.

We got a fairly decent look at Apple’s new flagship at the company’s September event in the Steve Jobs Theater, but now, thanks to an uploaded video log to YouTube by Brooke Peterson, we’re getting what’s probably the closest and most hands-on look at Apple’s iPhone X yet.

Peterson has been documenting her trip to Apple’s Cupertino campus in the only way that a true millennial knows how to; by whipping out a video recorder and making sure that everything is documented in an insightful vlog for her YouTube audience. There’s nothing unusual about that, except for in this instance it seems that Peterson’s father is an engineer within Apple who just so happens to be casually carrying one of the company’s brand new iPhone X handsets around with him. That, of course, gives Brook the perfect opportunity to get a hands-on experience and capture parts of it on video.

The length of the video or the environment that it’s in doesn’t give us the opportunity to get a hugely complex and technical or in-depth overview of the device and everything that it’s capable of. However, what we do get is an elongated view of the device which gives us a close-up look of it, including that stunning “all-screen” OLED display and the highly discussed and polarizing notch at the top of the display, and even live data being displayed and interacted with on the iPhone X Cover Sheet where notifications live.

The video actually throws up a few bits of interesting information about the device, which, in all honesty, isn’t exactly game changing or mind-blowing, but which will raise a few eyebrows. As an example, it appears that Apple has placed quick shortcut access to the torch functionality and Camera app within the Cover Sheet. There is also a dedicated “Welcome to iPhone X” banner which presumably takes the user on a journey through the device covering all of the new aspects and interesting tidbits of navigating the gesture-based UI of iOS on iPhone X. The video also gives a look at other areas of the phone, including the Calendar app, using Apple Pay at Caffè Macs, the native camera in action, and the wonderful new Animoji feature which thrusts facial gestures onto 3D animated emoji icons.

Update: Looks like Apple has made the YouTuber pull the video from YouTube. We have embedded a mirror version of the original full video below:


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