IPhone XS shows that Apple is now Tim Cook’s company

Judy Cobb
September 13, 2018

Replacing the batteries in the iPhone X line will cost more than for other iPhones. Both displays boast a 60 percent greater dynamic range than the iPhone, while featuring the same high contrast ratio, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10, True Tone display, wide color support, and 120Hz refresh rate.

From the look of things, the iPhone11,8 identifier appears to be the iPhone XR because it sports 3GB of RAM and previous rumors have also stated that the LCD-based version of the 2018 family will have 1GB of memory less than the remaining two models.

iPhone XS and XS Max. Apple is also opening up the Neural Engine's capabilities to developers through Core ML, which is also gaining a performance boost of up to nine times while running with as little as one tenth of the energy of the A11's Neural Engine. Although there's only one 12-megapixel camera on the XR's glass backing, some software work with iOS 12 means you don't sacrifice portrait mode shots. The price will start from RMB 6499 and is available in six colours - Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red.

It may be the least sensational of Apple's three new iPhones for 2018 when you scrutinize the specs, but the iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-R") is absolutely the most interesting - and that has nothing to do with its comparatively cheaper price.

Russian Federation holds biggest military drills since Soviet era
Chinese military vehicles through a field in Chita, Eastern Siberia, during the Vostok 2018 exercises, September 11, 2018. Dubbed Vostok-2018, the war games involve hundreds of thousands of troops, armoured vehicles, tanks, drones and warships.

Apple first signaled the end of the headphone jack in 2016, when it introduced the iPhone 7, which features a lightning connector.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement on last year's phone.

Unlike the USA market, where the iPhone X was entirely discontinued, the Indian variant of the iPhone X will also get a price cut like its older siblings.

The watch, sold in the United States from $399 and up, will be available in stores on September 21.

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