IPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

Isaac Cain
September 21, 2018

Last but not least, Apple's 6.1-inch LCD-equipped iPhone XR is slated to offer 1.5-hours or longer of additional battery life in comparison to its most direct predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus. So despite the smaller battery, an iPhone Xs on iOS 12 offers an improvement over the iPhone X on iOS 11. 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.

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook attempted to defend the record pricing for one of the company's upcoming iPhones-but his explanation is only raising more questions. During the head height drop, the iPhone X suffers a crack on the screen, while the iPhone XS Max gets a slight mark, and the iPhone XS survives intact.

Will you be queueing up for the new iPhone? There, the iPhone XS Max 512GB model is changing hands at 14,800 yuan (US$2,161), or 2,001 yuan more than the official price. "This is a special day for me", said the 20-year-old, who had come to Singapore especially to queue for the latest iPhone XS Max.

Apple defines the iPhone XR display technology as "Liquid Retina", but a phone with a ppi of 326 won't look very nice. iPhone XR is not a budget device coming in at 750$ United States, you are better off buying the iPhone XS or the iPhone X if you absolutely want a Apple smartphone.

Lastly, the iPhone XR is priced at Rs 76,900 for the 64GB variant, Rs 81,900 for the 256GB variant and Rs 91,900 for the 512GB variant.

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Tech fix site iFixit posted an extensive joint iPhone XS and XS Max teardown early Friday and found them mostly similar to last year's iPhone X.

"I'll never let it (his iPhone) go", he said. He pre-ordered the iPhone XS Max a week prior to the launch.

While many Android phones are making the jump to 6GB and 8GB of RAM, Apple is remaining more conservative.

The new iPhone XS consists of a single L-shaped battery unit. 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.

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