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Apple's greatest magic trick: A $749 iPhone is now "cheap"

Apple's greatest magic trick: A $749 iPhone is now

The affordable model iPhone Xr instead comes with 3 GB of RAM just like the original iPhone X. Coming to benchmark scores, Geekbench highlighted a very high result in single-core performance for the iPhone Xs Max: 4813 points, that is much better than the previous generation, while there is just a slight difference in multi-core performance with 10266 points.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera. The iPhone XR also promises 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Still, this year's iPhone XS renders the iPhone X redundant - it has a almost identical design, with improved specs, at the same starting price point of $US999.

Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed.




We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a handsome smartphone display in its own right.

Many were slow to adapt to the dongle when Apple first debuted the annoying accessory, claiming it was a design failure and an inconvenience to the consumer.

Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. Why pay $999 for the fantastic screen on the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max when you could effectively buy the same phone for $100 less? "iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch", he wrote in a research note, according to MacRumors. Whether you're the type of person who buys the new iPhone every year or your current phone is getting creaky with age and it's time to upgrade, you're probably wondering when these new devices will come out.

"When it's all said and done, I think it's the key for the cycle", Zino said.