What color would you like to see on the iPhone X?

When the iPhone X was finally announced, there were very few surprises for anyone that has been following the leaks leading up to the actual event. We knew the shape, we knew the size, actual physical mockups of the iphone 6 screen repair cost were being made and sold left and right. But what did surprise us was the lack of a color — the rumored, copper-like "Blush Gold".

What color would you like to see on the iPhone X?

Yeah, there was a heavy stream of leaks suggesting there would be a third iPhone X color, not just black and white. Some even suggested that the special gold would be really hard to get due to limited quantities. Maybe it was a color, which was so hard to make flawlessly that Apple scrapped it off the production line? We can't know for sure. What we do know is that the iphone 6 display price only comes in gray and white. In 2017, that seems a bit limited, no? Especially considering that the iPhone 7 had 5 different colors (OK, 2 of them were differently-finished black, but you get it) to pick from.

So, if we were to assume or even dream that Apple might introduce a new shade for the iPhone X at some point later, like it did with the Product Red iPhone 7, what would you like it to be?

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Why the iPhone X should be handled with extra care

Many of us cradle our iPhones like highly prized possessions. New tests suggest you'll want to baby the new iPhone X even more.

Gadget warranty company SquareTrade ran Apple's latest high-end handheld through a series of robotic torture tests and found that in addition to being the most expensive iPhone yet, the X is also the company's most delicate.

"Despite Apple's claims that their glass is the most durable ever in a wholesale iPhone 6s LCD screen , the iPhoneX is the most breakable iPhone we've ever tested," Jason Siciliano, a SquareTrade marketing executive, said in a release. "The iPhoneX's fragility, along with Apple's $549 fee for most repairs, make it the definition of a high-risk phone."

Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

A SquareTrade video shows the X's screen shattered after a six-foot (1.8-meter) face-down drop that rendered both the screen and the device's facial recognition feature unresponsive. A side drop test of a different unit also left the phone's screen numb to a touch, while a drop on its back glass panel left loose shards of broken glass on a third X.

Adding even more insult to all that physical injury, SquareTrade's technician found that the $1,000 iPhone is harder and more expensive to repair than its predecessor models.

It's worth mentioning here that it's in SquareTrade's interest as a device warranty company to highlight the fragility of an expensive device like the iPhone X.

That said, CNET's own durability tests returned similar results, with the iPhone X glass cracking on a first drop from only 3 feet (a little less than a meter), half the distance of SquareTrade's drop test.

Watch and compare our in-house tests below. You may also want to take a look at our top tips for protecting your new iPhone 6s display and our collection of the best iPhone X cases while you're at it.


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iPhone X goes on sale, bringing out the true Apple superfans

Production problems? Forget it.

The iPhone 8? A distant memory.

Throwing down more than a grand for the latest and greatest iPhone? That's what they're here for.

The iPhone X went on sale around the world on Friday, drawing crowds and long lines as Apple fans patiently waited to get their hands on the very best iPhone money can buy.

And spend money they did. The iPhone X (that's pronounced "ten" not "ex") just scrapes in under 1K in the US and UK, with a starting price of $999 and £999, respectively.

But in Australia, one of the first countries in the world to start selling the device, that price goes up to AU$1,579. And if you want the larger 256GB capacity, you'll spend a whopping AU$1,879. (That's $1,149 or £1,149 in the US and UK.)

This second launch, which comes more than a month after the launch of the iPhone 8, is the latest wrinkle in the annual gathering of Apple fanboys, gadget enthusiasts and publicity seekers. Apple's decision to stagger the launches presented consumers with the dilemma of buying the more readily available iPhone 8 immediately, or holding out for the supposedly supply-constrained iPhone X.

To the people who showed up today, there was no question which iPhone won out.

They turned out in droves, despite (or maybe because of) early murmurings of production delays and reports that Apple might only ship half the number of devices it originally planned.

For many, it's the only way to get the device on launch day, with pre-orders for the Nov. 3 shipping date selling out in as little as 10 minutes. Now, customers are facing delays of up to six weeks to get the true flagship Apple iPhone 6 Plus repair parts .


At Apple's flagship Australian store in Sydney -- the first store in the world to sell the new iPhone -- lines formed early, with early birds queuing since the start of the week to be able to walk straight into the store on Friday to buy the phone.

For those who had preordered, the wait was much more civilised, with buyers queuing from Friday morning to pick up phones they'd bought as soon as preorders opened on Oct. 27.

First through the doors were Sydneysiders Bishoy Behman, who'd been queuing for a week to buy the iPhone and who livestreamed his walk into the store on his iPhone 8 Plus, and Mazen Kourouche, who came to collect the phone he'd preordered "literally the minute" orders opened last week.

So why buy the iPhone X when you have a weeks-old device in your hand?

"It's the new iPhone. It's a new generation," said Behman. "I'm excited for this. The 8, not so much."

After buying two 256GB models, Behman leaves the store to immediately sell the second phone, hoping to find an eager buyer at the back of the queue.

"I'll see how I go," he says.

A veteran iPhone hypester, Kourouche is also replacing his 8 Plus with an iPhone X, and plans to use the older device to shoot videos for his tech YouTube channel. The 20-year-old software engineering student unwraps his new phone like he's doing an unboxing (though I'm the only one watching) and proceeds to tell me about the new features.


The Apple Store in Sydney is the first in the world to open its doors. First through the door, Bishoy Behman shows off his two 256GB iPhone X phones.

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"The notch doesn't seem to be intruding," he says, referring to the black section at the top of the screen. "I'm going to have to get used to no home button."

Next to him, the second in line for preorders Jesse Goodwin is getting used to the hype. He avoided the Apple store in September and bought his iPhone 8 Plus from his carrier, Telstra, but he's already sold that to pay for the iPhone X.

The 19-year-old chemistry and Chinese studies student says reselling older devices helps him pay for the latest and greatest model.

"I'm doing a double degree, I don't have time for a job," he says. He starts setting up Face ID as we speak, before musing, "When I'm in China, I wear a face mask so I won't be able to unlock the phone."

It doesn't seem to bother him. Before he walks out with his new iPhone in that distinctive Apple goodie bag, he tells me this new iPhone 6 Plus LCD screen replacement is "next level."


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HTC Teases Squeeze Feature on New U-Series Smartphone

HTC has teased the squeeze feature of its upcoming U-series iPhone 5s parts ahead of its [formal launch on Thursday. A hands-on video has also emerged online to give a glimpse of not just one but two new HTC smartphones that would expand the company's U-series range. The smartphones are rumoured to be called the HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life, and rumoured previously.

Posted on Twitter, the latest teaser points to some similarities between the previously launched HTC U11 and the upcoming handset. The tweet reads, "A new squeeze is coming," confirming the presenceof a squeezable frame on the next smartphone. The tweet also has a six-second video which includes a preview of the previous teasers that hinted a bezel-less display and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner on the next HTC smartphone.

Although HTC is expected to launch one new U-series smartphone on November 2, a hands-on video has been leaked to hint the development of the HTC U11 Plus and U11 Life. The company would launch the U11 Plus, also rumoured earlier, on a later date -- in line with what prolific tipster Evan Blass reported recently. However, the video, with over five minutes of playtime, showcases the key features of both new smartphones.

According to the narrator of the hands-on video, the U11 Plus comes with Edge Sense to let users enable new features by squeezing its frame. The U11 Life, on the other hand, is said to be marketed under Google's Android One programme that recently added the Xiaomi Mi A1. The smartphone appears to have a pure Android version with a Pixel-like interface.

Earlier this week, the key specifications of the HTC U11 Life surfaced on a T-Mobile listing. The online listing revealed the handset would debut with a 5.2-inch full-HD)display and a Snapdragon 630 SoC. The smartphone also appeared to have 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, and 16-megapixel camera sensors on the front and back.

A TENAA listing, which was spotted last week, highlighted the hardware of the HTC U11 Plus. It suggested a 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. If we believe a Geekbench listing, the new HTC iPhone 5s spare parts will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset and run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.


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ZTE Blade A3 With Dual Selfie Cameras Launched

Chinese handset maker ZTE has unveiled its latest Blade A3 iPhone SE LCD screen in its homeland. The company is heavily marketing the ZTE Blade A3 as a selfie smartphone and is targeting selfie-obsessed users in China. The handset sports dual selfie cameras which is its biggest highlight. Apart from selfie cameras, the ZTE Blade A3 packs a massive battery as well.

ZTE Blade A3 With Dual Selfie Cameras Launched: Price, Specifications

ZTE Blade A3 price

The new Blade A3 is now up for pre-orders in China from JD.com and ZTE's own online store. Priced at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,800), the new Blade A3 will be available to buy starting November 6. It will be available in Glacier Blue and Obsidian Black colours. As of now, there's no word whether the ZTE Blade A3 will be made available outside China.

ZTE Blade A3 Specifications

The new ZTE Blade A3 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor clocked at 1.45GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. It will come with 32GB on board storage and will support expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). It features a 5.5-inch TFT display with 1080x1920 pixel screen resolution and will sport 2.5D curved glass on top.

On the camera front, it sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. There are 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors at the front offering features like bokeh effect. The dual-SIM handset packs iPhone SE LCD screen wholesale a large 4000mAh battery. The Blade A3 packs 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 152x75.8x8.2mm. It also supports USB OTG and comes with 4G (and VoLTE). It runs on MiFavor4.2 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.


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