iPhone X App Switching Demoed in New Video as Apple Revamps Homepage Ahead of Pre-Orders

Following the debut of the iPhone X in September, Apple employees have been using the device in public, leading to a range of "in the wild" iPhone X photos and videos showing off new features and the device's revamped design.

The latest iPhone X video is short but demos a new app switching feature that's unique to the device. On iPhone X, you can swipe left or right on the display to quickly switch between apps, a process that's smooth and seamless in the video that was discovered on Imgur and then shared on Twitter.


Apple did demonstrate this gesture on stage when the iPhone X was introduced, but the video gives a clearer look at how well it works.

On previous devices, app switching was largely initiated through the Home button, but with no Home button available, Apple found a simpler, more intuitive solution for the iPhone X. iPhone X users will also be able to use a swipe upward and hold gesture to get to the traditional card-based app switching interface.

In other iPhone X news, Apple tonight revamped the Apple.com homepage to focus solely on the iPhone X ahead of pre-orders.

The page has an iPhone X front and center along with the pre-order time, and it features several animated sections highlighting various iPhone X features like the edge-to-edge display, Face ID, the TrueDepth Camera, the improved rear camera with Portrait Lighting, the A11 Bionic processor, and wireless charging.


iPhone X pre-orders will kick off in just two days on Friday, October 27 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time. The first pre-orders will begin arriving to customers on Friday, November 3, the official launch date for the iPhone X.

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39 months ago
I wish there was a plus version of this.
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39 months ago

Here the app switching mechanism looks different from the Keynote demo. In the Keynote demo, Craig simply swiped horizontally at the bottom of the screen. Why is it different here? I like the Keynote demo swiping much better.

i think the person in the video is unnecessarily going with the rainbow swipe ;)
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39 months ago

I wish there was a mini version of this.

I wish there was a more affordable version of this.;)
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39 months ago

Next year is sooner than you think.

Tell that to my iphone 6 plus. It's lying down on the bed coughing...
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39 months ago
I’m so anxious about Friday...
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I wish there was a plus version of this.

I wish there was a mini version of this.
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