New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China

21 September, 2018, 19:13 | Author: Shawn Conner
  • 'An evolution, not a revolution': Apple's new iPhones score only slightly above the X in reviews

But the changes in the XS are incremental. The iPhone XS sports a slightly downgraded battery from the iPhone X, a 10.13 Wh battery (2,659 mAh at 3.81 V) versus 10.35 Wh (2716 mAh at 3.81 V). If you can't live without those improvements, then stop reading and go buy an XS. We also found out that Apple may have wanted to launch AirPower in time for the iPhone XS's arrival, but that obviously didn't work out. It's the X-Treme Big Gulp of iPhones: Measuring 6.5 inches, its screen is larger than a Snickers, a Subway sandwich or the heel on a 6-inch stiletto.

Long story short: One iPhone XS Max survived being in a bowl of fresh water for 30 minutes with no visible damage.

It can also be bought on FNB credit cards starting from R689 per month for iPhone Xs 64GB, and R755 for the iPhone Xs Max.

Theoretically Apple is offering the XR at a cheaper price, but I don't think they have lowered their profit margins because of it. Display adds a significant amount to a phone's manufacturing cost, so Apple is saving a lot of money by packing in a very inferior display.

Along with this big display, Apple has tucked the new A12 Bionic processor under the glass and metal body. The XS has a 5.8-inch screen, and starts at US$999 while the XS Max, the largest iPhone to date has a 6.5-inch screen, with a base price of US$1,099.

Trump slaps tariffs on $200 bln in Chinese goods
Trump has also complained about America's gaping trade deficit - $336 billion past year - with China, its biggest trading partner. And it was not under Bush", said Derek Scissors, a China expert at the American Enterprise Institute.

Come October, we'll be able to better judge the corners Apple cut with it. So just hang tight for a month. The iPhone XS Max did have some ugly scratch marks, though.

Also Read: Apple iPhone XS: Does it make sense to upgrade from iPhone 8, or older phones? Or, a new iPhone 7 costs just $450.

Apple's latest iPhones, iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, arrived in style at its grand launch event last week and the sale for priciest models kicked off in several markets on September 21.

As for the waterproofing of the new iPhones being bumped up from IP67 to IP68, the iFixit team couldn't find any signs of additional seals or gaskets compared to last year's models, leading them to believe that Apple may have erred on the side of caution and undersold the waterproofing capabilities of the handsets.

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