IPhone XS in UAE: Fans ready to shell out more

21 September, 2018, 19:12 | Author: Bennie Parsons
  • 'An evolution, not a revolution': Apple's new iPhones score only slightly above the X in reviews

The new iPhone XS is backed by a 2,658mAh battery, whereas its predecessor the iPhone X consisted a 2,716mAh battery. But a new configuration might more than make up for it: Apple is using a brand-new L-shaped single-cell battery instead of two separate batteries.

Droves of iPhone fans queued outside the company's United Kingdom flagship Regent Street store on Friday morning, hoping to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone XS and XS Max (which we reviewed earlier this week).

It's an especially confusing moment: Apple will sell no fewer than eight iPhone models in 2018.

Apple introduced the more affordable variant of iPhone X- iPhone XR- which starts at Rs 76,900 (64GB variant) in India. It's a bigger display than the 8 Plus but physically smaller than an 8 Plus. iPhone XR has a new name for the display: Liquid Retina display. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will go on sale in India from September 28 while the iPhone XR will go on sale on October 26.

And the new Depth Control feature also makes an appearance on this cheaper devcie which allows users to adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview and post-capture to create striking portraits with a attractive bokeh effect. While the iPhone X used this for portrait mode photos and Face ID smarts, it topped out at 600 billion operations per second.


The big picture: Thanks to optimized software and hardware, Apple is able to get away with outfitting the iPhone XS with a smaller battery compared to the iPhone X it replaces without compromising battery life (in fact, it lasts longer than last year's flagship).

Now, as iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max units have started to get into the hands of the first Apple customers, the device's included quick start guide has mention of AirPower.

In the USA, the iPhone Xs 64GB retails for $999 - which is around R14,400 at today's currency rates.

YouTubers and worldwide entrepreneurs were among the first people in the world to buy the new Apple iPhones when models went on sale in Australia. The iPhone XR is the new budget iPhone, customers can possess.

A different iPhone XS Max spent an hour at 10 meters (33 feet), which essentially killed it.

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