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

Technology       by Nozair Hanif Mirza | Published

Even though the Xr will likely be more than enough iPhone for most customers, the iPhone X proved that there are loads of people out there willing to pay $999 and up for a truly premium device.

"Through December 31, 2018, the out-of-warranty battery service fee is $29 for all eligible iPhone 6 or later models", Apple wrote on the page. The phone was positioned as the bleeding edge, beyond what you got from a standard flagship iPhone in terms of design.

Apple's new lineup includes the iPhone Xs Max, Xs and Xr, as well as older models like iPhone 8/8 Plus and the 7/7 Plus.

It consumes less power by running 40-50% more efficiently, performance is 15% faster and app launch speed gets a 30% boost.

None of Apple's new iPhones feature a home button, which could mean that technology is on its way out. The Apple A12 Bionic is the first chipset from the tech giant to be made on TSMC's 7nm FinFET technology and it brings an array of improvements compared to the 10nm FinFET A11 Bionic.

The newest iPhones will result in no major change in sales volumes in the mature smartphone market, SMBC Nikko analysts wrote in a report following Apple's presentation.

Getting rid of the headphone jack also allows newer iPhones to be thinner by a few millimeters.

There's a lot more to discover in the latest update. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera.

Apple claims its new cameras are unlike any smartphone snapper you've seen before. But, with new tech comes a new price list.

Best yet, the aluminum-and-glass iPhone XR shows its colorful personality, coming in blue, yellow, coral and red (through Project Red), in addition to buttoned-up white and black.

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.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max go on sale September 21.

To make way for the brand new iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs Max, Apple has discontinued the iPhone SE, 6S/6S Plus and even the 10th anniversary 'X, ' which only debuted last September.

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