IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression


IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

Last year, big-screen lovers had to opt for the less fully featured iPhone 8 Plus to get the most real estate.

My, how times have changed.

Apple India's official website has no mention of prices of the iPhone 6 and iPhone SE, so it will be fair to assume that Apple is discontinuing the two devices. The phone was positioned as the bleeding edge, beyond what you got from a standard flagship iPhone in terms of design.

Apple has been working to ramp up revenue from services and digital content such as music and movies, but most of the cash it takes in comes from iPhone sales.

The broker sees the lower price as evidence that Apple is making an aggressive push to move users onto more secure face ID, which could precede Apple Pay improvements in 2019.

In other words, Apple isn't treating the iPhone XR as some shabby relation.

Later sale date: While the iPhone XS devices go on sale September 21 (preorders start September 14), you won't be able to buy the iPhone XR until October 26 (preorders start October 19). It also includes the powerful new A12 processor that Apple put in the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

On the iPhone Upgrade Program the XS Max is $54.08 a month for 64 GB, $60.03 a month for 256 GB, and $68.66 a month for 512 GB. Shares of Fitbit, meanwhile, are down about 2 percent this year, with a Barron's report in the wake of Apple's event saying Fitbit still wants to make a name for itself as a peddler of compelling health apps for both consumers as well as employers and health care companies. For one, it's trying to adjust pricing on battery replacements that it had pushed down in the wake of widespread outcry over poor battery performance in some of its older handsets, including the iPhone 6.

These smartphones are also running iOS 12, but iOS 12 has not officially launched right now, so it could be the developer's preview installed on the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone lineup now ranges from $449 to $1,449 for an unweighted average of $765. She raised Apple's target price by $245 to $247. The OLED display now boasts a 60% greater dynamic range compared to last year's iPhone X. Now, Apple is in an even better position to keep that number moving up. In Apple's eyes, we'll always be customers, at least until we decide enough is enough.