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

The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event

The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event

It's surprising that Apple discontinued the iPhone SE, since it's only a 2-year-old phone, and Apple just gave it an upgrade last year.

For the first time, Apple will not bundle a wired headphone dongle with its iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR. So good that I've pretty much stopped using my DSLR because it's so much easier to bust my iPhone out of my pocket. If you wanted to get your hands there on a 512GB iPhone XS Max, which starts shipping September 21, you'd have to fork over - nearly $2,000. The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup.

Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens. According to the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple paid $US120 to $US130 per screen unit, about twice as much as it normally pays for screens.

Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

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They have thus far analyzed DNA from about half of the boxes, with some remains in better condition than others. Mattis added that USA and North Korean officials are discussing the return of additional remains.

Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking.

Kuo predicted in January that this would happen.

For any iPhone X owners anxious about whether the discontinuation will dent the resale value of their phone, the Forrester analyst Thomas Husson has some reassuring words. Last year, Best Buy required all iPhone X models purchased to be activated in-store, and we suspect this may be the case again for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

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