Apple killing the iPhone SE was a big mistake

Joanna Estrada
September 21, 2018

The company introduced three new iPhone models- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR- with the top model of the line costing as much as $1,449 or Rs 1,44,900 in India.

The next walk-in customer to Mikheev was Dmitrii Iakovlev, who was equally elated upon receiving his new iPhone after the long wait. He pre-ordered the iPhone XS Max a week prior to the launch. Moreover, the customers in United States have started receiving notifications regarding the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which is slated to arrive by September 21.

Coming to the video, things look more or less the same on the iPhone XS compared to its predecessor.

Apple iPhone Xs has also been listed with all the variants on the website.

The smartphones also come with dual-SIM capabilities, with the second slot using an eSIM - although this will not be available in the UAE for now. Apple no longer sells the iPhone 6S, iPhone X, and most notably, the iPhone SE. Unfortunately, this has caused a minor reduction in battery capacity as we've noted yesterday - 2,658 mAh in the iPhone XS and 2,716 mAh in the iPhone X. So despite the smaller battery, an iPhone Xs on iOS 12 offers an improvement over the iPhone X on iOS 11.

Apple tends to be quite secretive when it comes to what exactly is under the hood if its devices.

Some reports hint that the company is struggling to make the mat work as intended, with one alleging the multi-coil charging design causes the device to get too hot to function and another report saying the AirPower chip has trouble communicating with Apple products. Not just considering that iPhone XS and iPhone X are the same size, dimensionally, but also because Apple explicitly stated that iPhone XS is able to provide even more usage time (up to an additional 30 minutes) in comparison to iPhone X.

Prices for the cheaper iPhone XR, expected in South Africa on October 26, have not yet been released. The GPS version starts at Dh1,599, while the GPS + LTE model begins at Dh1,999.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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