Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle

Technology       by Nozair Hanif Mirza | Published Technology by Nozair Hanif Mirza | Published
Sherri Watson | 13 September, 2018, 23:58

Apple iPhone 7 The iPhone 7 Plus series comes with 32GB and 128GB storage options. The extra cash bought you the larger screen as well as noticeably better battery life and a dual-camera system capable of all sorts of nice photography tricks.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 with 64GB of storage, the same price as a smaller screened iPhone 8 256GB model and $50 more than an iPhone plus with 64GB of storage.

My, how times have changed.

In India, the iPhone XR, the budget version of the new iPhones, starts at a price of Rs 76,900.

Not only has Portrait Mode been improved this time around, but with the inclusion of Neural Engine into image processing, Apple claims that the iPhone XS / XS Max will process the photos faster and more accurately. Gareth notes that the industry were expecting this model to be delayed slightly, releasing after the iPhone XS, so a concurrent release is most welcome. Instead, the company announced the $749 iPhone Xr, a phone that shares the design and numerous features of the iPhone X, but cuts a few corners to achieve a more palatable price.

In light of the recent release of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Apple will be launching the iPhone Xs Max in Silver, Space Gray, and a new Gold color. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera. It was not until two years' later that the company diversified the line. For one, it's trying to adjust pricing on battery replacements that it had pushed down in the wake of widespread outcry over poor battery performance in some of its older handsets, including the iPhone 6.

The XR's pricing is "below expectation" and "effectively obsoletes" the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus units as "most consumers would opt for the iPhone XR in both cases", Goldman's analysts noted.

U.S. Cellular will start pre-orders for the iPhone XS and XS Max on September 14. Now, with different price points, the addition and removal of certain features on certain devices, and the death of the headphone jack for good, it feels like Apple doesn't care whether or not consumers actually like what's happening to their smartphones.

That's pretty remarkable, and it'll help keep Apple's revenues growing even if iPhone sales don't increase in terms of pure numbers. In Apple's eyes, we'll always be customers, at least until we decide enough is enough. That said, the iPhone XS / XS Max, as well as the iPhone XR can record stereo sounds.