Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

Gareth is very clear in his summation of the iPhone XR's camera system, which he states is "the weakest of the three phones" just announced by the American maker.

Apple previously included a lightning to USB cable, USB power adapter, headphones for use with a Lightning connector and a dongle in the box containing a new iPhone. This gives the device a bigger display than an iPhone 8 Plus in a smaller overall handset.

Many were slow to adapt to the dongle when Apple first debuted the annoying accessory, claiming it was a design failure and an inconvenience to the consumer.

When Apple announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, it made a rather "courageous" move and killed off the headphone jack. If you are planning on using forward, either use a dongle or take the courageous route and buy yourself a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones.

Those reasons? The fact that Apple has likely put less RAM in to the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the screen resolution is likely going to be less, too.

This is the new iPhone for "regular folks" who don't see their iPhone as a status symbol or sweat details like a stainless steel body or 512GB of storage for photos and videos.

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Later sale date: While the iPhone XS devices go on sale September 21 (preorders start September 14), you won't be able to buy the iPhone XR until October 26 (preorders start October 19). Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

That wasn't the only announcement that garnered some criticism on Wednesday, however.

Users were also less-than-impressed by Apple's name choices for its new trio of devices.

Apple's iPhone XR pricing strategy shows the company is pushing users onto a more secure authentication, signaling that Apple Pay enhancements are coming, Goldman Sachs says.

In terms of price, the iPhone XR retails for less than the iPhone XS, costing $749 to pick up at launch.

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