IPhone XS Line Ups Have Started in Canada Outside Apple Stores

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The new Apple iPhone Xs will start from R22,000 in South Africa - and the iPhone Xs Max will set you back R24,000.

It can also be bought on FNB credit cards starting from R689 per month for iPhone Xs 64GB, and R755 for the iPhone Xs Max. The folks at Tom's Guide put the iPhone XS and XS Max through a variety of tests, including Geekbench 4, 3D Mark Slingshot Extreme, and GFXBench 5.0, and also measured video editing speeds as well as app opening times. Meanwhile, the XS Max has a 3,174mAh cell. The conclusion is simple, and not at all surprising: Based on our testing, the A12 Bionic processor inside the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max make these the fastest phones you can buy.

Last but not least, Apple's 6.1-inch LCD-equipped iPhone XR is slated to offer 1.5-hours or longer of additional battery life in comparison to its most direct predecessor, the iPhone 8 Plus.

Past year I was quick to order the iPhone X, and it arrived at my address on the day of launch, I didn't have it right at 8am but I had it from day one, with no queuing required.

Prices for the cheaper iPhone XR, expected in South Africa on October 26, have not yet been released. Remember, Apple's been using just 2GB of RAM in popular phones like the iPhone 8 and 7 and, I can assure you, they run extremely well regardless.

The same goes for battery size.

The great end-of-year, gift giving Christmas sales season has now well and truly begun for Apple, the pain for its competitors is now intensified as Apple's products are ready and available, and the iOS 12 revolution has been live streamed and is available to just about every iOS user on the planet - rock on! And there's no denying the company's really good at doing it.

Of all the specifications and stats that were presented during the keynote, Apple kept quiet about one very important feature - the battery. iPhone's have typically always had a lower capacity than its industry competitors and perhaps this is why Apple decided not to disclose it. Like I said before, specs really don't matter when it comes to iPhones, but it's nice to know the details anyway.

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