IPhone XS teardown shows few changes aside from the battery

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While still outperforming last year's model with e a smaller battery, the iPhone Xs sports the new A12 Bionic chip. Apple did use an L-shaped battery on the iPhone X also, but to get the L-shape, the company utilised two separate battery units. He plans to get two units of the larger iPhone XS Max. Now, thanks to the teardown everybody was waiting for, we've learned a peculiar little detail about the iPhone XS that comes as a complete surprise.

It was only past year that they moved to OLED displays with the iPhone X. Whereas Android flagships have them for quite sometime now. They also have a new image sensor and processor, incremental changes to the X that allow for better photography. The iPhone XS starts at S$1,649, while the cheaper iPhone XR - available from next month - starts at S$1,229.

It can also be bought on FNB credit cards starting from R689 per month for iPhone Xs 64GB, and R755 for the iPhone Xs Max.

Apple's massive September summit, where they reveal their big new releases, is only half the fun.

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Speaking about the launch of the new device, Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said: "iPhone XR helps us reach even more people with the latest iPhone innovations".

According to online price lists from mainland resellers, all three new iPhone models - the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR - are changing hands at below their official prices, even before the much-anticipated new smartphones hit the market. The iPhone XS Max is priced at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB option. Pricing starts at $999, $1,099 and $749, respectively.

Flipkart has all the storage variants of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max up for pre-order.

Of course, Apple could be factoring in the bold battery performance improvements iOS 12 has to offer, but only time will tell how the iPhone XS truly compares to its predecessor through day-to-day usage and testing. It's the biggest screen yet on an iPhone, but because it's tall and narrow, the phone itself is smaller than the last iPhone 8 Plus.

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