Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Apple launches the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper while being noticeably larger at 6.1 inches.

The phones come with a 12-megapixel dual camera, and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera, and can last up to 30 minutes in water up to two meters deep.

It claims the iPhone XS runs for half an hour longer than last year's X, while the XS Max lasts an additional 1.5 hours.

A Liquid Retina Display is a type of LCD display, now only found in the iPhone XR.

The wide angle rear-facing cameras on the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are 12MP.

To differentiate itself from the iPhone XS series, the XR gets the iPhone 5C treatment with a choice of six colours, namely Blue, White, Black, Yellow, Coral and Red.

In comparison, the starting price point for the iPhone Xs is listed at $999 USD, while the Xs Max is just one hundred dollars more, $1,099 USD, both for the 64 GB model.

The device also indicates that iPhone X's design and features have become standard across the all the firm's new line. Both the iPhones will be available for pre-order starting September 14 and will ship starting September 21.

iPhone has brough advancement in its camera setup by introducing the innovative depth segmentation via the neural engine, smart HDR capturing images with great detail, range and bokeh quality in the portrait mode images.

Shares of optical components makers Lumentum Holdings and Finisar, suppliers that power iPhone X's Face ID feature and the TrueDepth camera technology, were down 1.6 per cent and 0.4 per cent in afternoon trading.

So What Is Apple Actually Going to Call the New Cheap iPhone?
Now a "leak" from inside a Chinese telecoms firm might just have revealed two key details about the gadget: its name and price. The iPhone XS will have the same 5.8-inch OLED display, whereas the iPhone XS Max will have a massive 6.5-inch OLED display.

The biggest news for most smartphone users was the announcement of the new phone's dual-Sim capability, meaning users will have access to two phone numbers on the same iPhone at the same time.

The iPhone Xr comes in three storage configurations: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

The trillion-dollar company unwrapped a bunch of market-leading technology from its Steve Jobs Centre, providing improved performance and new features.

A third new iPhone XR has also been unveiled.

Apple is calling it a Liquid Retina HD display and they say it's the most advanced LCD in the industry.

The Max is the Xs' bigger brother.

For comparison, the iPhone XS Max is bigger even than the Galaxy Note 9, which spans 6.4 inches.

While it appears that Apple is cutting corners with the display, the iPhone XR is packing similar top notch hardware as the iPhone XS.

Many of these benefits also found their way into the iPhone XR (October 26), which starts at $750 instead of an exorbitant $1,000.

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