Apple Lets Several YouTubers Get Closer Look at iPhone X Ahead of Friday's Launch

In addition to journalist Steven Levy's first impressions of the iPhone X, Apple recently invited a number of YouTube channels to try out the highly-anticipated device at a nondescript building in New York City.

Brian Farmer and Noah Thomas of lifestyle website Highsnobiety shared a five-minute video in which they demo Animoji, 4K video playback at 60 FPS, Face ID, front-facing Portrait Mode, wireless charging, and other features.

YouTube personality Mark Watson, known as Soldier Knows Best, praised the iPhone X's design and performance. He said the new swipe-up gestures for unlocking the device and multitasking will take some time to get used to.'s executive editor Enobong Etteh said the iPhone X is one of the best looking iPhones ever. His video provides a side-by-side comparison of the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, along with hands-on time with Face ID and Animoji.

Sam Beckerman went to New York on behalf of Canada's FASHION Magazine for an exclusive hands-on look at the new iPhone X. The video recaps her 10 favorite features of the device, such as Face ID, Animoji, and ARKit.

Beyond the event in New York, a few other videos of the iPhone X have surfaced on YouTube today. We've embedded videos from French channel TheiCollection, Popular Science, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show below.

iPhone X pre-orders began on Friday, with shipping estimates now at five to six weeks for orders placed today. The device launches November 3, with limited in-store availability for walk-in customers on a first come, first served basis.

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29 months ago
No idea who any of these people are or why I should care about what they say
Rating: 43 Votes
29 months ago

But still fired the engineer who's daughter posted the X video.

It's hard to believe you can't understand the difference.

The unauthorized video by the engineer with a non-disclosure contract's daughter showed internal Apple QR codes and meeting schedules and even if it didn't, it was a week ahead of Apple's strategic promotional schedule which is planned with military precision.

Do you really treat ethics so cavelierly in your own career?
Rating: 38 Votes
29 months ago

Phone isn't selling as expected.

People are nervous at HQ.
Rating: 30 Votes
29 months ago
But still fired the engineer who's daughter posted the X video.
Rating: 28 Votes
29 months ago
Being broke is no fun
Rating: 21 Votes
29 months ago
Apple should give a handset to MKBHD for a review, not quite sure about the cringworthy top ten video.
Rating: 21 Votes
29 months ago
Smart marketing, these few Youtubers will get more views than the top few publications will. I think the opinions of these may carry greater weight than those of The Verge or Engadget these days also.
Rating: 19 Votes
29 months ago

So I just heard on the news, Apple did indeed double down on security and fired the engineer who's daughter posted virtually NOTHING new about the iPhone X. Ruined Dad's life for fricking nothing, love you Apple.

Yeah he just allowed a video to be posted with private calendar invites, secret product names, employee only QR codes and allowed video to be shot in an employee only area that expressly forbids video to be shot. But you know its basically the same. /s
Rating: 17 Votes
29 months ago

Oh my god!!! The true depth sensors actually blink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know why, I don't like that.....

They only blink on these videos because the video camera being used is not filtering out the infrared lights properly. In actual life your eyes wont see it.
Rating: 16 Votes
29 months ago
You would think EverythingApplePro would be there
Rating: 12 Votes

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