Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR: Your First Look

Apple's new iPhone XR 	Courtesy Apple Apple's new iPhone XR Courtesy Apple
Allan Lindsey | 13 September, 2018, 11:28

Also Read: Apple Event Live Updates The new chip at the core of the iPhone XS is the A12 Bionic, produced using a 7 nanometer process.

Apple's new iPhone Xs and Xr models represent the next iteration of the company's previous iPhone X model it debuted a year ago.

'IPhone XR makes it possible for even more people to have the great experience of the latest iPhone X technology, in lovely new designs, at a more affordable price'.

It's the biggest iPhone ever, with a whopping 6.5 inch display (up from the 5.8 inch screen on the XS model).

To keep the price down, Apple gave the iPhone Xr an LED display instead of a more vibrant OLED panel, an aluminum body instead of a stainless steel, and haptic feedback for the touchscreen instead of pressure-sensitive 3D Touch.

The camera also benefits from the new power of the A12 Bionic processor, improved sensors, and improved image signal processor.

The biggest aesthetic shakeup is that the iPhone XR will arrive in no less than six new technicolour finishes, including blue, yellow and red.

Pre-orders for the iPhone Xr begins on October 19, with the phone hitting store shelves on October 26. This one will cost nearly $1,100, topping last year's iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time.

BA to face fines over data breach?
In a swift response to this invasion, British Airways says it has reported to the police to help get to the root of the matter. Some 75,000 passengers were left stranded after a glitch forced the airline to cancel almost 726 flights over three days.

We all know that Apple dislikes physical connectors and introducing a secondary eSIM seems to be the safest way to remove the SIM slot entirely from future iPhones.

Apple's market capitalisation has passed $1 trillion and the company needs to sustain revenue growth from its signature product even as global demand for smartphones plateaus.

The iPhone XR uses the same TrueDepth camera as the iPhone XS.

If you want to connect your wired headphones to your shiny new iPhone, you'll now need to pay £9 for a headphone adapter.

The iPhone XS will start at $999 and the iPhone XS Max will start at $1099. It's possible it will get a beefed up camera array with a three-camera system touted for the rear. It took the iPhone X ten months to achieve 60 million shipments, according to a latest research by Counterpoint on Tuesday. The Apple Watch heart monitor will now do long-term cardiac monitoring, warning when your heart beats irregularly.

The major drawcard for what Apple has dubbed the "number one watch in the world" is however the heart rate monitor, its fall detection technology and its new battery life which is guaranteed to last 18 hours.

The new phones include improved augmented reality features. There are also a few new features, such as a watch faces to help you take a deep breath, or the ability to manage your calorie intake.

Speaking of which, let's talk about the not-so-headline-grabbing iPhone XR. The company will buy your old devices if it's in good condition or recycle them for free if it's not usable. It promises faster speeds and better efficiency in terms of battery performance, delivering a promised 30 minutes more over the iPhone X battery performance on a single charge.

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