New iPhone XS, XS Max and XR Go On Sale today!
On Tuesday, Apple announced it's annual release of the latest iPhone products, which this year includes three new models: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS MAX and iPhone XR. All these models have slightly varying features and different price points. To say the reception to these phones was mute is an understatement; Apple's share price fell within minutes of the announcement and many customers are left feeling like an upgrade this year is not worth it.
The cheapest model this year is the iPhone XR priced at $799. It's doesn't have quite the same features as it's $999 counterpart (XS) but does share the same design, faceID, the new A12 Bionic Chip and has wireless charging. The major difference seems to be the screen display, which for the XR is just a Liquid Retina Display, whereas the other phones support a Super Retina Display.
The iPhone XS features a new A12 Bionic Chip that boosts the phone's performance, faster faceID recognition and better water resistance. It's counterpart, the iPhone XS MAX is a bigger phone similar to the 6+ but with a larger screen real-estate so you can capture more details. The phone looks exacly like last year's iPhone X model, and still includes the controversal notch at the top of the screen. The iPhone XS is priced at $999 and the iPhone XS MAX is priced at $1100 for their lowest GB models. This year you can order a whopping 512 GB phone, if you're the kind of person who would use that much data.
The iPhone XS went on sale today and as a quick check, I can still see that preorders allow you to obtain the phone within the next week even after an hour of release. Last year, the iPhone X sold out completely within the first 10 minutes and you had to wait up to 3 weeks to a couple of months to get your hands on your phone. This could be a sign of slower demand, or the fact that Apple has more stock. The fact that they have three different models for customers to choose from may also play into things.
Are you getting the latest iPhone? Which smartphone are you currently rocking? Do you think you need to upgrade to the latest phone every year or should a phone last for half a decade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!