Apple Shares 'Guided Tour' of iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR

As it did for the iPhone X last year, Apple today shared a Guided Tour of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR on its YouTube channel, walking through some of the biggest features on the trio of devices.


The five-minute video provides an overview of various swiping gestures for navigating iOS 12, Face ID authentication, Portrait Mode with Depth Control, Dual SIM functionality, Memoji, group FaceTime, and more. As always, the Guided Tour is primarily targeted towards new users, but it has helpful tips for all.

The video is especially useful for those who have not used an iPhone X, and are upgrading directly to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, or iPhone XR, as the lack of a home button can take a bit of getting used to.

Apple has used Guided Tours to help users adjust to new devices for years, including the original iPhone in 2007, the original iPad in 2010, and the original Apple Watch in 2015. Apple also has and will be uploading how-to videos about the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR to its Apple Support channel on YouTube.

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ThunderSkunk Avatar
74 months ago
Good video. Though I recall a decade ago how proud Apple was to have built a computer whose functionality was so natural and self-evident that it didn't require an instructional manual to operate it. In the years since it's become less and less intuitive, and even confusing to discern when stumbling through it, to the point they really do need to make instructional videos.

On an unrelated note, is the Justin Bieber hairstyle still going strong in California?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
webperfex Avatar
74 months ago
Apple Park looks awesome!
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PickUrPoison Avatar
74 months ago
The video seems fine, but who would have thought so many could be triggered by someone else’s haircut!
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mashinhead Avatar
74 months ago
Anyone know what I swipe to cure me of the complete boredom that video cause?
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justperry Avatar
74 months ago
Good video. Though I recall a decade ago how proud Apple was to have build a computer whose functionality was so natural and self-evident that it didn't require an instructional manual to operate it. In the years since it's become less and less intuitive, and even confusing to discern when stumbling through it, to the point they really do need to make instructional videos.

On an unrelated note, is the Justin Bieber hairstyle still going strong in California?
I received my iPhone Xs today, coming from a 6S, there is no learning curve, it is all natural and well thought out, even after just a few brief hours I do not miss TouchID, and the swiping/multitouch is very intuitive.

As for the comments above about the woman in the video, why, we are all special, all inclusive, that's all we need.
If the above will continue I will not hesitate to take action....
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mainsail Avatar
74 months ago
I find the comments about this woman’s appearance baffling. She does a good job of presenting the iPhone’s features, and the new gestures, which are going to trip-up some folks. What does her haircut or sexual orientation (which we don’t know) have to do with anything. The only thing that should matter is if she did a good job. I suppose a comment about appearance would make sense if there was something unprofessional like she did the entire video in a bathrobe with bedhead. But, she is very professional in both delivery and appearance. So, I just don’t get these comments. Maybe, they come from people who live where everyone looks and dresses exactly the same and there is so much pressure on conformity that even a slight deviation (like a woman with a short haircut) is bothersome. Sad.
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