Thursday, 18 October, 2018

New iPhones changing hands below official prices in China

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I plan on more thoroughly testing both devices in the coming days and weeks, but until then, I thought I'd offer some of my first impressions of the iPhone XS Max - the biggest iPhone Apple has ever made.

The iPhone XS and XS Max have been taken apart.

Apple's new iPhones are here, and while the iPhone XS improves on the iPhone X in many ways, there's one area where the XS falls behind: battery capacity. The iPhone XS, the smaller of the two new models, includes a 10.13 Wh battery (2,659 mAh), which iFixit noted is slightly downgraded from the 10.35 Wh one found in the 2017 phone.

After the iPhone XS was unveiled with little new, Huawei tweeted "Thank you for letting us be the real hero of the year", a tease for their upcoming Mate 20 Pro unveiling next month.

If the smartphone world is watching to see how fast the latest iPhones fly off the shelves in China, the first signs are not good.

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The teardown experts at iFixit have disassembled the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max in a new side-by-side comparison. "I think Chinese people now are spoiled by multiple choices of mobiles phones". Consumers likely feel they'll have better luck grabbing one from a retail store. But none of the enhancements are significant unless a user upgrading a much older iPhone. Comparably, South Korean giant Samsung's Galaxy S9 comes with a 3,000mAh battery.

The XS and XS Max come with headphones, but unlike a year ago, you won't find an adapter included in the box. The powerbanks were emblazoned with the words Here's a battery, you'll need it on the cover.

As a result, many mainland buyers, and in particular scalpers who had hoped to make quick money by "flipping" the devices, are reportedly in a panic, rushing to cancel their orders with Apple.

Should you buy an iPhone XS or XS Max?

If you're on the fence, consider the iPhone XS or XS Max as a several-year investment. But this time on the iPhone XS, according to iFixit, Apple used multiple layer sizes and folded electrode sheet to create a curvy power pack that neatly bends around other important iPhone internals like the logic board, Taptic engine and memory.

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