Tuesday, 11 December, 2018


Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, watch turns to health

Melba Vasquez | 14 September, 2018, 00:01

"No one from Apple I've spoken to today will say a word about AirPower other than that they have nothing to say about it today", he wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. If you're in the market to replace your phone, you may be considering buying the latest and greatest Apple has to offer.

While many of them will undoubtedly plump for the iPhone XS, that high price will mean some consumers will hold off. The front camera is the same as the iPhone XS with a 7MP f/2.2 TrueDepth camera that also supports Portrait Mode and Animoji.

Yet if that is not enough to convince them it is a worthy upgrade, the XR also offers numerous same cutting-edge features found on the top-of-the-line Xs models. This system has a new wide-angle camera with larger pictures and a telephoto lens with a wider aperture, making it so both should do a bit better in low-light than their predecessor.

Design The first thing you'll notice about the iPhone XR are the plethora of colour options it comes in.

Despite all the new sensors, bigger displays, and more powerful processors, the Apple Watch maintain its estimated battery life of 18 hours, so you won't have to worry about it lasting through a day, but it will also not take you much further.

The iPhone XR also sports the same Face ID tech as the iPhone XS.

That astronomical price is up about 50 percent in two years.

With edge-to-edge displays, improved water resistance, and a camera that can 'carry out a trillion operations on every photo, ' Apple's latest iPhone line-up may be its most impressive yet. It also makes me anxious about Apple's new pricing structure, which, in the case of the iPhone, uses a lower-priced smartphone neutered in some important ways to strongly suggest users buy the more expensive, more capable device.

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

Apple will start taking preorders for Xs and Xs Max Friday, and they will begin shipping a week later on September 21. Telstra pre-orders will be available fro, 6:01pm AEST on October 19 for shipping on October 26. The 6.1-inch features a bright LCD screen and comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, blue, coral and red. But it is still selling its old 4.7-inch iPhone 7 for $449 and the iPhone 8 for $599, both of which are slightly shorter and thinner than the new lineup. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

The Bluetooth/GPS model will start at $399, while the version with cellular connectivity will run you $499.

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