iPhone X goes super-tiny in new concept designs

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Which iPhone would you choose?
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Tiny iPhones could make a big comeback in the near future if Apple ever decides to bring the iPhone X display to an iPhone SE-sized device.

It’s only a matter of time before the edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X makes its way to all of Apple’s other iPhones and based on some new concept mockups, we can’t wait to see it on the smaller iPhone SE body.

Prepare to drool:

Cult of Mac Magazine: Essential iPhone X tips you need to know, and more!

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The iPhone X lacks the physical Home button that previously served as a touchstone of the iPhone user interface. That means you’ll need to learn a slew of new iPhone X gestures when you upgrade to Apple’s finest smartphone ever.
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iPhone X is radically different from every iPhone that came before it. As you strive to get accustomed to life without a Home button, Cult of Mac has rounded up iPhone X tips and tricks that will come in handy. Check out Ste Smith’s video to see nine iPhone X tips to master immediately!

In this week’s issue, you’ll find that story and more. Check out artists’ concepts for the Mac mini and iPad X. Learn how to turn any song into a ringtone with GarageBand for iOS. Check out our review of Just Mobile’s TimeStand charging stand for Apple Watch, and grab some great Black Friday deals. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Apple seeds fourth beta of iOS 11.2

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iOS 11.2 has some special tweaks for iPhone X.
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Apple is back with a new batch of beta updates for developers today, bringing a host of bug fixes and performance improvements to the iPad and iPhone with the fourth build of iOS 11.2.

The new update comes just four days after Apple released the last iOS 11.2 beta update. Developers can also grab the fourth beta builds of watchOS 4.2 and tvOS 11.2.

iPhone X pre-orders sell out in minutes on Samsung’s home turf

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Pre-orders in South Korea were incredibly strong.
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The iPhone X may have greater levels of availability in Apple Stores than many predicted, but there’s one place you’ll struggle to get your hands on one: South Korea.

According to a new report, Samsung’s home turf experienced a massive surge of orders for the iPhone X when it was made available for pre-order, ahead of its November 24 launch. In total, the allocated iPhone X shipments for the country sold out within minutes.

How to switch Animoji characters after recording

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Switch Animoji characters without ditching your awesome facial performance.
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As a popular phenomenon, Animoji will probably disappear as quickly as Pokemon Go. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun, and this tip will make it even more fun. You know how when you record a little Animoji clip, and you wish you’d done it with the robot instead of the cheeky monkey? It’s easy to fix, without having to re-record your whole performances.

iPhone is one of 2017’s best inventions (but so is fidget spinner)

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What's not to love about the iPhone X.
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Anyone that says Apple can’t innovate anymore obviously hasn’t spent some quality time with the iPhone X.

According to Time annual list of the year’s best inventions, the iPhone X is the only smartphone that makes the cut, but so did the fidget spinner. The magazine calls the iPhone X the world’s most sophisticated smartphone and it’s not hard to see why.

Jony Ive refuses to mourn death of iPhone Home button

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Apple has not regrets ditching Touch ID.
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Killing the home button on the iPhone X was a no-brainer, according to Apple’s design boss Jony Ive. But figuring out the best way to replace wasn’t an easy task.

In a recent interview on iPhone X, Jony Ive revealed some of the design decisions his team had to make in order to bring huge innovations to this year’s flagship device.

iPhone X scalper gets in violent scrape

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This LetGo app ad for an iPhone X attracted a would-be thief in Georgia.
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Another new iPhone is on the streets and it’s the type of event when police brace themselves for a spike in thefts and assaults. So it was only a matter of time before the iPhone X would work its way into a crime news headline.

A man in Georgia suffered a broken collarbone after wrestling with a thief who ran off with an iPhone X he was trying to resell.