iPhone XS Overview Updated October 22, 2019

iPhone XS

Apple's new flagship 5.8-inch iPhone

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August 2018 - October 2019


First reported by 9to5Mac, iPhone Xs is now officially the name of Apple’s 2018 5.8-inch OLED iPhone. It joins the all-new 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs Max. Both variations rock the new A12 Bionic processor with improved cameras, faster wireless charging, and a stunning new gold color.

iPhone XS Stories October 22

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…

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iPhone XS Stories October 10

DxOMark audio testing has today been added to the company’s services. The company has so far made a name for itself as the go-to source for in-depth, objective tests of smartphone cameras, and now it hopes to achieve the same reputation in testing smartphone speakers and microphones.

DxOMark audio testing kicked off with five smartphones…

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iPhone XS Stories September 16

At its event last week, Apple previewed a new version of Filmic Pro running on the iPhone 11 Pro. It was a compelling demo, with the app able to record from multiple cameras simultaneously, like recording the front and back camera together, or filming using the new ultra-wide and standard wide cameras for additional coverage.

However, the good news is that simultaneous multi-cam sessions are not only available on the iPhone 11. The feature is also supported by the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro…

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iPhone XS Stories September 9

Tomorrow is the big iPhone 11 event day, and we’re expecting the new devices to be a major upgrade, especially if you’re coming from a device that’s at least a couple years old. But what should you do about that aging phone now that you’re planning to upgrade? Here’s how to trade in and recycle your old iPhone in preparation for tomorrow’s big unveil…

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iPhone XS Stories September 5

Apple is apparently readying a new under-display integrated Touch ID fingerprint sensor “as early as its 2020 iPhones” next fall, according to a report today from Bloomberg. The report says it would be an addition to the existing Face ID authentication and unlock system, allowing users to authenticate with either fingerprint or face biometrics.

The publication says the feature may slip to 2021. This echoes a timeframe suggested by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who said Apple would launch an iPhone with both Touch ID and Face ID in 2021.

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iPhone XS Stories September 3

Apple’s iPhone 11 event is quite literally a week away, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a few last-minute leaks. A Geekbench test result has surfaced that purports to show CPU statistics for the iPhone 11. More specifically, this is supposedly a benchmark for the “iPhone 12.1,” which is the successor to the iPhone XR.

The Geekbench score reports 5415 for single-core and 11294 for multi-core. If real, this would mean the new iPhone lineup is about 12% faster for single-core tasks, but the multi-core result is essentially unchanged compared to what the current iPhone XR scores. expand full story

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