IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface

IPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr RAM and Geekbench scores surface

While discussing the new health-related features in the Apple Watch Series 4 with The Washington Post in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's headquarters following yesterday's big event, Apple's chief designer Jony Ive said, "Every bone in my body tells me this is very significant".

When Apple released the iPhone X previous year, it was widely considered the best smartphone the company had ever made, marking a major step forward with features like Face ID and a high-end camera to rival the Huawei P20 Pro and the Google Pixel 2.

Here's the theory: If Apple followed its protocol and offered the $999 iPhone XS as well as a phone that is nearly exactly the same but $100 cheaper, it would most likely confuse customers and cannibalize sales.

While there wasn't much reason to buy them anymore in terms of specs, both phones had a major selling point: They were two of the only three models of iPhone being made that still sported a headphone jack.

The iPhone X was unveiled only past year and it went on sale in November 2017.

IPhone Xs Max vs iPhone 8 Plus: What's the Difference?
The iPhone Xs Max is the successor to the iPhone 8 Plus from past year and its aimed at people who want the best iPhone possible. Sadly, it's now time to hold a candle to the iPhone X as Apple has discontinued its "revolutionary" flagship for this year.

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.

We just took a peek at the official accessory page, and all iPhone X cases by Apple are gone, as the phone has been discontinued, while the ones listed for the XS aren't cited as compatible with the X for the same reason.

Apple is slowly evolving its smartwatch into a medical device. Models ranging from the iPhone SE to the iPhone X will see a price hike, going from $29 up to $49 for all models but the iPhone X, which will go up to $69.

Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. "iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch", he wrote in a research note, according to MacRumors.

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