Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Apple 2018 Event Recap: iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, Apple Watch

A12 processor The Neural Engine gives the iPhone a super smart brain
Cecil Davis | 14 September, 2018, 08:39

But one year later, Apple is discontinuing the phone that marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary and heralded a change in how it names its devices.

The iPhone XR also includes the same A12 Bionic SoC as its more expensive siblings, so as with last year's iPhone 8 and iPhone X models, performance between the XR and XS models should be the same, and the XR will also gain support for most of the advanced features found in the XS, including faster Face ID and image capture and AR improvements.

Apple's iPhone XR pricing strategy shows the company is pushing users onto a more secure authentication, signaling that Apple Pay enhancements are coming, Goldman Sachs says.

For more iPhone X deals, see Macworld's round up of the best iPhone X deals every month.

Sen. Bennet on why he’ll vote no on Kavanaugh
And he cleared up any remaining doubt on the second day of his confirmation hearing - despite the fact that nearly no one noticed. Klobuchar also pressed Kavanaugh on his view of executive power and whether the president is above the law.

Similarly, battery replacement for the freshly-announced iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR will cost $69 once those phones lose their warranties beginning next year.

So just remember, as we all empty our wallets to get our hands on Apple's shiny newest handsets ... we're the lucky ones. The overall design is much the same.

The pre-order period for the Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the Apple Watch Series 4 is nearly upon us.

We also know that maintaining high margins, which Apple is increasingly trying to achieve with high prices, is important, as fewer people now upgrade their phone on a regular basis. In Russia, for example, you could snag a 64GB iPhone XS for $1,292, slightly below the $1,380 iPhone X launch price that same Russian customer would have paid. Why pay $US999 for the awesome screen on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you could effectively buy the same phone for $US100 less? "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".