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The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event

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Emmett Howard | 14 September, 2018, 06:01

Apple is expected to ship 127 million iPhones, new and old, in the second half of 2018, achieving a modest volume growth over the same period past year. The iPhone 7 launched for$649 two years ago, and the iPhone 8 cost $699 12 months ago.

Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones. "If you're a consumer, it's a no-brainer, you go with the iPhone XR".

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.

Apple is no longer selling the iPhone X.

This is the new iPhone for "regular folks" who don't see their iPhone as a status symbol or sweat details like a stainless steel body or 512GB of storage for photos and videos.

Screen technology: The 6.1-inch screen is just fine on its own, but it has a much lower screen resolution than either iPhone XS and uses an LCD display instead of OLED. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp.

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This allowed the game to portray the much larger scale battles it wanted to better suit the political upheaval of the narrative. The new key artwork was illustrated by Yusuke Naora, who was the art producer on the original game.

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The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens.

Since both the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max have same specs, it means both of them feature 4GB of RAM. It was smaller and more lightweight than other iPhones, too, still sporting the well-regarded iPhone 5 design.

3D Touch: There's no more 3D Touch, which means you won't press in to launch apps or see widgets.

The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21.

They come in gold, silver, and space gray. But beware that if you're planning to buy an iPhone 8, it won't come with a dongle, either.

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