Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp

Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp

A number of Apple users have been following the reports and have taken to social media to share their thoughts and feelings on the suspected new phones and other devices from Apple.

"With the new iPhone X line-up and its pricing repositioning, Apple demonstrates once again it excels at extending the lifecycle of its product portfolio through incremental innovation, impressive technical specifications boosting the performance of its devices and smart marketing", said Forrester analyst Thomas Husson.

The iPhone Xs, like its predecessor, has a screen that occupies nearly the entirety of the phone's frontage. It is also dust and waterproof like the premium models.

Apple's newest phones feature faster processors and better memory capacities than their predecessor. And while the iPhone Xs will offer a 512 GB storage option, the Xr will top out at 256 GB.

Apple's promised wireless charger was notably absent from its latest iPhone event. This means the phones can withstand up to 30 minutes underwater at a depth up to 2 meters without sustaining permanent damage.

The XR is this year's budget version of the iPhone. IPhones fetched an average price of $724 during the April-June period, a almost 20 per cent increase from a year earlier.

With edge-to-edge displays, improved water resistance, and a camera that can 'carry out a trillion operations on every photo, ' Apple's latest iPhone line-up may be its most impressive yet. There're two upgraded models: the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, both looking very much the same as last year's iPhone X. The (literally) big difference is that the iPhone XS Max is a huge version of the iPhone X, sporting a 6.5-inch screen despite being the same physical size as an iPhone 8 Plus.

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For those who travel or want to swap between different phone numbers on a single device, the phones support a dual SIM.

Those needing the (costly) upgrades to their current iPhones can start pre-ordering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS tomorrow, and both will be available in stores on Sept 21.

The third model, called the Xr, is Apple's biggest hardware bet of 2018. Instead of using stainless steel like the iPhone X and XS, the XR uses 7000 series aluminium for its metal frame.

Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler tries out the $1099 iPhone Xs Max, with a 6.5-inch screen -the largest Apple has ever sold.

To differentiate itself from the iPhone XS series, the XR gets the iPhone 5C treatment with a choice of six colours, namely Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral and Red.

It basically stuck with the same design from 2014's iPhone 6 models to last year's iPhone 8. The XS will start from $999 in the United States and €1,149 ($1,226) in Germany.

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