Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Check out the official iPhone XS, XS Max and XR promo videos

Check out the official iPhone XS, XS Max and XR promo videos

Aluminum vs. steel: Stainless steel sides hug the pricier iPhones, but the iPhone XR is made with an aluminum frame, like many other phones on the market.

The Apple Special Event held September 12th did not mention a successor to the iPhone SE, and instead, let go of the original SE altogether.

The A11 Bionic chipset in the iPhone X performed impressively against the competition, and the A12 Bionic is even more powerful. The iPhone XR has been replaced as a low-priced LCD alternative to the duo. Subsequently, the adapter was then bundled along with last year's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The removal of this relatively important accessory will most likely cause a handful of consumers to rethink whether purchasing a brand new, expensive 2018 iPhone will be worth it or not.

Apple has officially lifted the curtain on the new set of iPhones coming in 2018. However, official confirmation is yet to be received from Apple on this matter.

New features like Memoji, Group Notifications, and, importantly, better overall performance is what users can expect from the OS. They were also the last iPhones with a headphone jack.

There's a lot more to discover in the latest update. You do need to try at least one size on to get a true sense of the Apple Watch but here's the AppleInsider guide to Apple Watch sizes. For most customers, the compromises (LCD rather than OLED display, one camera instead of two, aluminum edge instead of stainless steel) won't matter almost as much as the $250 savings. But, with new tech comes a new price list.

One of the feature is called Smart HDR that enhances typical HDR features by shooting a 4-frame buffer in between every picture with secondary inter-frames at different exposures.

The iPhone XR (or iPhone11,8) scored 4754 and 9367 in single- and multi-core tests (shown above). Nonetheless, it can still do Bokeh with just one sensor and it retains that adjustable depth feature from the XS that allows users to change the blur impact on images in the editor. With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced.

The XS starts at $41.66 a month for 24 months and $45.83 a month for the XS Max.

Pre-orders for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are going to be live tomorrow, but what we have is an early glimpse of how thee devices might perform when they are officially released by the company.

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