Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface

IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface

Want a new iPhone on T-Mobile's network? In a "What's in the Box" listing on its product pages, Apple said that you'll find an iPhone, charger, and its wired Earpods earbuds. Most surprisingly, despite including only a single wide-angle lens, Apple has managed to bring Portrait Mode to the iPhone XR by using the A12 ISP and Neural Engine to create depth segmentation maps.

At the keynote, Apple showed its entire lineup of iPhone for 2018-19. But it's not much of a surprise - when Apple announced its new smartwatch operating system in June, the Edition and original Apple Watch were not included in the list of devices eligible for the update.

The iPhone 6S and 6S Plus were unveiled in 2015 and it was evident Apple would kill the handset sooner or later. The last time it discontinued an iPhone model a year after announcing it was the iPhone 5, released in 2012 and canned in 2013. But it doesn't seem like Apple will be making any more.

Until it was killed off on Wednesday, the iPhone SE had been a rare budget-conscious device from Apple, priced at $US350. Plus, it had a headphone jack.

Ultimately, your iPhone will cost the same as if you bought it elsewhere - the iPhone Xs costs $999, while the Xs Max starts at $1,099 - but the price of admission is now higher than ever. The retailer will have reservations available both in-store and online, just like they did previous year for iPhone X.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup. And yet, it's been relegated to the scrap heap of history. In Russia, for example, you could snag a 64GB iPhone XS for $1,292, slightly below the $1,380 iPhone X launch price that same Russian customer would have paid.

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