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The iPhone XS has a secret second notch that you'll never see

21 September, 2018, 19:12 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • The iPhone XS is the best iPhone ever but there are good reasons to hold off on buying one

Yes - Apple would be in serious trouble if it wasn't. Just check out the queue in front of the Apple Store in Singapore.

But the changes in the XS are incremental. The iPhone Xs should last around half an hour longer on a single charge each day, although oddly this is achieved with a smaller 2,658mAh battery. Watch it before reading further if you hate spoilers.

Interestingly, Apple has also reduced battery capacity this time with the iPhone XS, but hasn't compromised on the performance.

As always, there were fans who flew all the way to the UAE - one of the markets that regularly get new iterations of the iPhone first - just to satisfy their tech craving.

"The iPhone XS and XS Max follow in the footsteps of S-year iPhones - they're faster, with better camera hardware ... but except for dual SIM support, there isn't a brand-new feature like Touch ID or 3D Touch this time", CNET's Scott Stein said. The inclusion of notch brings a taller and bigger screen.

In a statement released by the company on Thursday, Deliveroo said: "Following last year's release which saw the iPhone X almost sell-out across Ireland at pre-order, Deliveroo is ensuring that those who decide to queue and buy in store won't go hungry". While the iPhone X used this for portrait mode photos and Face ID smarts, it topped out at 600 billion operations per second.

Along with this big display, Apple has tucked the new A12 Bionic processor under the glass and metal body.

The XS Max with a 6.5-inch screen, the largest display ever in an iPhone, and the XS with a 5.8-inch screen, both of which have a high-end organic light-emitting diode display, will retail for 124,800 yen and 112,800 yen, respectively.

Come October, we'll be able to better judge the corners Apple cut with it.

The iPhone XS Max is priced at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB variant, Rs 1,24,900 for the 256GB variant and Rs 1,44,900 for the 512GB variant.

While these figures may sound intriguing, it's important to remember that the typical buyer of an Apple iPhone XS in India is unlikely to earn a salary near the net average figure.

This makes the iPhone Xs R5,000 than the Samsung Note 9 with the same amount of storage.

Chinese regulatory filings which were submitted recently with the country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, have revealed a number of key and previously-unknown details about Apple's latest iPhone XS and XR models, including numerical battery and RAM memory values. What did iFixit find about the new iPhones?


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