Sunday, 21 October, 2018

New iPhones are bigger in size and price tag

Sherri Watson | 19 September, 2018, 06:54

Watch this unboxing and first impression video to know more.

While it's Apple's nature to hide details (like sales figures) pertinent to its major product launches, savvy and well-connected analysts in the Far East have historically been able to offer reasonable estimates of how the company's new products are performing, even shortly after launch.

"The iPhone XS and XS Max follow in the footsteps of S-year iPhones - they're faster, with better camera hardware. but except for dual SIM support, there isn't a brand-new feature like Touch ID or 3D Touch this time", CNET's Scott Stein said. "The iPhone XS is good enough in many ways", TechRadar agrees, but still says it "doesn't redefine anything the way last year's phone did".

The iPhone XS, left, and XS Max are displayed side to side during an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters, September 12, 2018, in Cupertino, Calif. The XS has a 5.8-inch screen, and starts at $999 while the XS Max, the largest iPhone to date has a 6.5-inch screen, with a base price of $1,099.

Accordingly, citing "lackluster demand", Kuo in his note moved to decrease his former iPhone XS shipping estimates - dropping them to between 10 and 15 percent of all new iPhone models shipped, from his previous estimate of between 15 and 20 percent.

Apple also expanded storage capacity in its latest models, with 256 GB and 512 GB capacity now available.

If you really want to squeeze every bit of your LTE broadband connectivity, you may want to ditch your old iPhone and get an iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.

Finally, according to Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 4 has been in higher demand than previously expected.