IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly

IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly

IPhone XS Teardown Unearths Smaller Battery And Tricky Display Assembly

It feels as if Apple missed an easy and relatively low-priced opportunity to provide the "complete package".

From the edge-to-edge OLED displays, stainless steel construction, a camera that reviewers rave about, to the excellent speakers and iOS 12 operating system. But if you wish to get your hands on the new iPhones on the launch date itself then you might have to pre-book one for yourself beforehand. The Apple iPhone XR, which carries an LCD panel, won't be launched until October 26th. That's only once you get into the phone too, as the display is now more hard to remove than it was in previous iPhone iterations. In spite of this reduction, Apple claims the new handset can last for 30 minutes longer than the old handset.

If you're looking to be one of the first people to own the new Apple iPhone XS or XS Max, pre-orders start today on certain platforms, including Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Flipkart.

Previous year I was quick to order the iPhone X, and it arrived at my address on the day of launch, I didn't have it right at 8am but I had it from day one, with no queuing required.

At this stage, when the best iPhone costs $US1,000 or more, I'd fully expect it to come with a set of essential accessories to make the most of the device.

Otherwise, it feels like buying an expensive sports auto that comes with cheap road tires, and you have to pay extra for the good tires that make the most of the car's performance. But unlike a fast charger, a wireless charger is not an accessory included with most - if any - smartphones, and fewer smartphones support wireless charging. It's less of an essential accessory compared to wired charging. This is also a tad surprising because the phone is cheaper than the iPhone XS. According to Apple, though the super-sized iPhone's display will use the most battery power, this configuration will provide users with even more usage time compared to iPhone X (an additional 1.5-hours). It just feels as if Apple is missing an easy and relatively affordable opportunity to provide the "complete package" that many would expect when spending $US1,000 on a new smartphone.

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