Take a tour of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR -- and Apple Park -- in this video

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in General Discussion edited September 2018
Apple on Friday posted a "Guided Tour" of iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its official YouTube channel, showing off the hardware's latest features in a video almost identical to one shot for iPhone X in 2017. Unlike last year's instructional guide, the short shared today takes place in and around Apple Park's main office building, offering an inside look at facilities normally restricted to employees.




Hosted by Apple Park Visitor Center manager Mackenzie Yates, the five and a half minute video walks new and prospective buyers through iPhone's major functions, features and additions. Yates led users through Apple's iPhone X guided tour last November.

The brief promo hits on the handsets' headline features, including device navigation via gestures, Face ID, Portrait Mode photos with Depth Control, dual SIM capability, Group FaceTime, Memoji, Apple Pay and more.

Perhaps more interesting to Apple fans is an inside look at Apple Park's main "spaceship" structure and surrounding environs. Yates covers each new iPhone as she strolls through the headquarters, at times plucking out passersby to help demonstrate features like Face ID and Portrait Mode.





The video kicks off in what appears to be the spaceship's lobby, where Yates introduces iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to viewers, pointing out the latter's palette of color options. Yates continues the tour in a first floor hallway, showing off gesture controls as she walks by meeting rooms. Leather chairs set up in pairs line the hall and look out into the central, tree-filled courtyard.

Next, the video moves through the building's cafeteria, where Yates demonstrates Face ID setup and Apple Pay.

The tour continues in the courtyard near Apple Park's outdoor eatery. Walking along one of the facility's winding paths, Yates stops a passing employee to test out Portrait Mode with Depth Control. A chair fronting the building's man-made pond serves as a good pitstop to explain dual SIM setup and usage.

The video concludes with Yates on the exterior of the spaceship, where she details Memoji, Group FaceTime and Siri.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    acinerbaacinerba Posts: 1unconfirmed, member
    At the end of the video, Mackenzie woke up my HomePod with her #heysiri request. Thaaaanks.
    macxpress
  • Reply 2 of 10
    19831983 Posts: 1,158member
    That tour guide is very butch! :-)🙂
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 3 of 10
    19831983 Posts: 1,158member
    The editing window has gone awol!
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 4 of 10
    acinerba said:
    At the end of the video, Mackenzie woke up my HomePod with her #heysiri request. Thaaaanks.
     She also woke up my HomePod with her last year video. :smile: 

    But.. Group FaceTime.. 
    :p 
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 5 of 10
    1983 said:
    That tour guide is very butch! :-)🙂
    That tour guide is very competent!

    I actuallywondered if she was an actress I was expected to recognise but I guess Apple shorts are her current movie career high.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    The director should not make her walking. Kinda jumpy.
    ireland
  • Reply 7 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    command_f said:
    1983 said:
    That tour guide is very butch! :-)ߙ⦬t;/div>
    That tour guide is very competent!

    I actuallywondered if she was an actress I was expected to recognise but I guess Apple shorts are her current movie career high.
    You wondered if she was an actress. I wondered if she was a robot. Also, the glasses don’t suit her face.
    edited September 2018 tyler82
  • Reply 8 of 10
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    1983 said:
    That tour guide is very butch! :-)ߙ⦬t;/div>
    So she’s a lesbian, big whoop. She can’t control that. There are far worse things about the video than that.

    And I also think Apple shouldn’t have included reachability in the video without first showing how to turn it on in settings (it’s off by default on X and XS/XR). They should have maybe left that out. I think in general Apple tried to include too much information in the video. Bit of a miscalculation.
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 9 of 10
    That iPhone video reminds me of a Louis Black standup routine about walking into an Apple store and noticing that everybody that works there "has no genitals." Not that there's anything wrong with that, they seem very charismatic, much moreso than me.
    edited September 2018
  • Reply 10 of 10
    Why Apple can’t use in their video woman who looks like a woman, but they use something what is more like a hybrid. 
    I want the times back when we could admire female to be a female. 
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