iPhone XS (2018) to be announced Sep 12


#1

Another year another iPhone release. I will be jumping on a new one this year, but havent decided between the XS or the XS+/XS Max/whatever it’s called. Expected to be announced at the Sep 12 Apple event and as per tradition, be available for order online two days after for delivery the following week.


#2

A 6.5 inch phone :confused:


#3

I would prefer the current size of the current iPhone X, but if there is a significant difference in battery life for the new plus sized one, I might opt for that.


#4

The word is to hold off on this one, not much upgrades. Typical of the S models. The next one is supposed to have real hardware changes.


#5

iPhone cycles are pretty easy to follow, and the upgrade timeline is usually dictated by your 2 year contract :). My year to upgrade, plus losing my phone a month and a bit back made it mandatory this time around.


#6

Not sure what I’m going to do. I’ve got an iPhone SE because I still like the smaller form factor - but it looks like that size is going to be abandoned. That probably means I’ll just keep using my two-year-old phone until I can’t use it anymore, and then see what’s available.

For me smartphone hardware has hit a stage where there’s not much more I want. Sure, faster processors would be nice, but that’s about it. Oh, and if they could develop new laws of physics and get a good telephoto lens on a phone, I’d be all over that.


#7

I’m at a stage where smartphone hardware tech does not excite me anymore. Except if they came up with much better battery performance.


#8

I dont understand Apple. With Steve still on board we would see an iphone X in a 5SE form-factor.

I dont get this always bigger screen thing …


#9

Summary of the announcement from midnight last night:



Asians everywhere will love the new gold color (me included).

Pre-order starts 3pm local time tomorrow for delivery next Friday. The cheaper XR model will be available late Oct.


#10

ZZZZzzzz
when apple offers dual 4G SIM capability, hi-tech cameras and functions like some of the asian android brands, and sells under 10 Franklins, i may reconsider.
otherwise, they can take their 40% margins…


#11

That watch looks pretty damn cool


#12

PSA: If you have an iPhone 5S or newer, iOS 12 is a must so go update it now. My 6+ is significantly faster now.


#13

Interesting. I thought they were slowing down older models to force users to buy newer models.


#14

Yeah this update doesnt have many shiny new ‘features’, but fixes things up under the hood. Speed increases across the board.