Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

Apple unveils premium iPhone XS, health features for watch

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.

Apple updated its support page to include the three new iPhones it just launched - swapping out faulty iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr batteries will cost you $69 if you don't have AppleCare+.

Despite the discounted option, Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi said Australian Apple fans were likely to accept the top iPhone XS Max's significantly higher cost this year, but warned that prices could not keep rising at their current rate. However, the iPhone X only came in one size-a 5.8in display. Apple has made a lot of developments with this chipset, and it is manufactured using the 7nm process.

A12 Bionic features a six-core fusion architecture with two performance cores that are up to 15 percent faster, four efficiency cores that are up to 50 percent more efficient, a four-core GPU that is up to 50 percent faster, powerful Apple-designed Image Signal Processor (ISP), video encoder and more. Core ML running on the A12 Bionic Neural Engine is up to nine times faster than on A11 Bionic, with as little as one-tenth the energy usage. The rear camera also had received improvements, including bigger, deeper pixels; a f/1.8 wide lens, a f/2.4 telephoto lens (both are 12 MP). You still get the dual-camera setup on the back, but with larger sensors, and a new Smart HDR feature that should make photography much easier. You can also adjust the depth of the field with the newly provided slider for adjusting the aperture. In the US, that second SIM won't be a physical SIM but rather what's known as an eSIM, which requires carrier support.

"Given the better-than-expected iPhone X demand this summer we doubt Apple is inclined to go for lower price points", Hall wrote in a note to clients.

Meanwhile, the XS starts at $999, and the XR - I hesitate to call it a "cheap" phone -starts at $749, so we're talking expensive but in line with state-of-the-art flagship handsets.

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The two iPhone Xs models are playing it safe when it comes to color options. The three new iPhones have an average starting price of $949.

You can start pre-ordering the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max on September 14, this Friday. The devices will come to India during the second phase of deliveries which is September 28.

Others pointed out that it was a missed opportunity, arguing that the firm should have called its XS Max - which has the biggest iPhone display yet - the iPhone XL. Finally, rather than offering 3D touch, the iPhone XR will use a haptic touch system similar to the recent MacBook Pro trackpads.

Apps launch up to 30% faster with the A12 Bionic chip. If it's the sheer size that has kept you away from joining the "Plus club", you will find that the iPhone XR to be less intimidating.

Apple trademarked the term Retina in 2012, so don't expect any other smartphone brands to boast Retina displays any time soon.

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