Apple releases how-to videos for the Apple Watch Series 4

Doris Richards
September 22, 2018

Next is the head height drop, which is meant to simulate the potential damage from dropping your iPhone XS, either accidentally or otherwise, while its held up against your ear during a phone conversation. I plan on more thoroughly testing both devices in the coming days and weeks, but until then, I thought I'd offer some of my first impressions of the iPhone XS Max - the biggest iPhone Apple has ever made.

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max have arrived.

According to a survey of people in line conducted Friday by Loup Ventures, 70 per cent of respondents were seeking to buy the iPhone XS Max, a model that ranges in price from US$1,099 to US$1,449.

The same phenomenon took place in Singapore when numerous people flocked in front of an Apple store waiting for the release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

The iPhone XS is as much as US$200 more expensive than last year's already pricey iPhone X and represents one of the smallest advances in the product line's history. Moreover, person willing to purchase two phones was given a wristband which allowed him to leave the long queue and return within 30 minutes to retain his position.


As for the camera, while the iPhone XS and XS Max's rear wide-angle camera has the same 12-MP resolution as before, the actual physical size of the sensor has increased by 32 per cent.

"IPhone XR makes it possible for even more people to have the great experience of the latest iPhone X technology, in lovely new designs, at a more affordable price". The iPhone X lasted about 9.5 hours in our own WiFi battery test, coming in well behind most other flagships past year. That version of the dock will work with "all Apple Watch models and iPhone models with lightning connectors".

So when can you get this new iPhone? While last year's iPhone X had two battery cells for a total charge of 2,716mAh, the iPhone XS has a single, L-shaped cell, with a slightly lower 2,659mAh capacity.

Most customers pre-ordered their new handsets for collection ahead of the store's 8am opening, but about a dozen eager buyers without a reservation turned up to queue through cold and windy conditions on Thursday afternoon.

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