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14 September, 2018, 05:25 | Author: Rafael Roberts
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Now Apple has removed the home button from its newest generation of iPhones for good.

With the arrival of the iPhone Xs and XR, the Cupertino company has eliminated the iPhone SE and the iPhone 6s from its lineup, discontinuing the last two phones with a 3.5mm stereo jack.

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X, the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10.

On Twitter, Apple fans are simultaneously hailing the sleek new products and dragging the company for its name choice.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available to pre-order on Friday September 14, and ship Friday September 21 in the United States and other countries.

Briefly returning to the XR's camera tech, Apple says the device will come with "TrueDepth" camera sensors, which reportedly paves the way for significantly faster Face ID authentication. Is this an SNL skit?' another user commented.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will let users take an electrocardiogram, or ECG, and share it with their doctor. In Australia, the 512GB iPhone XS Max costs 2,369 AUD or $1,703, a $254 difference. Trying them just after listening to the iPhone XS Max, they don't seem to have the insane, nearly room-filling stereo separation that the Max's speakers do.

Because of its bigger display size, the pixel density is lower at 326ppi which is on par with the regular iPhone 8.


Interestingly it's got a bigger screen than the XS, coming in a 6.1 inches.

Sam's Club is throwing in a $100 gift card to members who purchase and activate an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max from September 21st through September 23rd with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon.

Apple has bolstered the batteries loaded into each phone too.

And Apple didn't stop at one iPhone this year: you'll have to choose between the Xs, the Xs Max (the Xs' bigger brother) and the confusingly named iPhone XR - a cheaper option if you don't fancy dipping into your rainy-day fund. It is rumored to feature a larger display, faster processor, improved battery life and more. The only potential hiccup to a record-breaking quarter is the fact that the iPhone XS won't launch until October.

Research firm CB Insights said Apple is at a "crossroads" a decade after introducing the iPhone.

In any case, the new products have garnered a lot of excitement. I just can't get excited about smart watches, and so expected to yawn though the rollout of a new Apple Watch- with a $399 starting price. But that kind of real-time processing requires massive computing power, which the rest of us will find pretty useful when playing a favorite online game, or editing vacation videos.

That was an important part of Apple's 2017 presentation: the AirPower was about supporting a key differentiating feature of the company's mobile devices together: no other brand could claim to offer a phone, wearable, and audio gear that all charge without requiring separate proprietary connectors.

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