IPhone XS teardown reveals not much has changed inside... except the battery


Next is the head height drop, which is meant to simulate the potential damage from dropping your iPhone XS, either accidentally or otherwise, while its held up against your ear during a phone conversation. The Apple fans are pretty much exciting to get their hands on the new iPhone XS devices.

And Apple fans similarly headed to London's Apple Store by 7am ahead of today's new iPhone launch.

As you can see, results of the head height drop were a bit different, with the original iPhone X suffering a small but noticeable crack in its front-facing display, and the iPhone XS remaining blemish free. Clad in a silver, space grey, or a rich gold finish and featuring the new A12 Bionic chip inside, the recently debuted iPhone XS represents the best tech Apple can jam in a phone.

Dual SIM functionality isn't as commonly sought after in European markets, but one person queuing in London, who asked not to be identified, said the purchase was entirely based on the appeal of no longer having to carry two phones on global business trips. The iPhone XS retails for Rs 99,900 (64GB), Rs 1,14,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,34,900 (512GB), while the iPhone XS Max retails for Rs 1,09,900 (64GB), Rs 1,24,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,44,900 (512GB).

When we went hands-on with the iPhone XS and XS Max, we were mainly struck by how similar they felt to the iPhone X-particularly the iPhone XS.

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I actually feel as if the iPhone XS Max is more comfortable to hold than the Note 9. But those looking for the latest Apple Watch aren't so lucky.

Everything else in the iPhone XS is mostly the same as the iPhone X, at least in its internals. Amongst the iPhones launched this year, even the largest model, the iPhone XS Max, gets 3,174mAh battery while every Android smartphone starting from midrange to premium segment gets a bigger cell.

"I hoped I could walk in and buy one, however I was told supply for on-site purchase is insufficient", Cao said in Hong Kong.

British duo Lucy Hutchinson and James Griffith flew into Australia on Thursday night and made a beeline for the George Street outlet to be sure their new iPhone accessories were a snug fit.