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Meet Apple's Newest Models: iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max

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Earlier today, Apple unveiled three of its latest smartphones, namely the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and Xs Max.

These three devices follow the appearance of their older brother, the iPhone X; which came with edge-to-edge screens and a notch on the center. They also include Face ID and gesture navigation technology.

But apart from the similarities with the iPhone X, there is more to the new models beyond appearances.

Here are the three new iPhone models in more detail:

apple-iphone-xriPhone XR

To start off, Apple unveiled the iPhone XR alongside the Xs and Xs Max as a lower-cost alternative. The iPhone XR comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display with a 1792x828 resolution. On the back, there is one 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with OIS, Smart HDR, f/1.8 aperture, and low-light performance. Memory options range from 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

There are six colors available for the iPhone XR: Black, Blue, White, Coral, Yellow, and Red. It will be available with these prices:

  • 64GB - $749
  • 128GB - $799
  • 256GB - $899


The iPhone XR is available for pre-orders starting October 19th. It will start shipping on October 26th.

iphone-xs-xs-maxiPhone Xs and Xs Max


Moving over to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple has designed these devices as the more premium models for this year's release. The main difference between the two, however, is their screen real estate. The iPhone Xs comes with a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED screen with a 2436x1125 resolution. The iPhone Xs Max, on the other hand, has a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED screen with a 2688x1242 resolution.

These two models carry the same camera configuration: two 12-megapixel sensors on the back with 4K video recording, and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. They both also carry the same color options, namely Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. 

Pricing and memory capacity details: 

iPhone Xs
  • 64GB - $999
  • 256GB - $1,149
  • 512GB - $1,349

iPhone Xs Max
  • 64GB - $1,099
  • 256GB - $1,249
  • 512GB - $1,449

Both devices are now available for pre-orders before they launch on September 21st. 

Across the board, the three new iPhone models run a Hexa-Core Apple A12 Bionic processor with iOS 12. They also include Face ID, and a rugged frame. 

For the first time ever, Apple has made these three iPhone models include a Dual SIM standby option with one nano SIM and its eSIM technology that was previously available in iPad models. This functionality eradicates the need for a secondary physical SIM card inserted on these iPhone models. Unfortunately, this functionality is still set to be released later this year via a software update on iOS 12. 

These three devices will be carried by T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular.



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  1. LARGER BUT JUST THE SAME AND JUST AS DULL. IPHONES HAVE BECOME SO PLAYED.

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    1. The Galaxy is coming...

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  2. Weh Ohh! Let's totally extort our more money from our followers....

    And to "protect" the battery on older models the new OS update will slow them down..but secretly....like before...
    No thanks !

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    1. Be a good goy and pay your yearly subscription to Club Apple, now at the new low price of $750/yr.

      Sure, the XR looks like a cheap chinese knockoff from a third party manufacturer like Asus.

      But it's just as incapable of managing local files as any other iOS device.

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    2. ...or, you can be forced to share your GMAIL contents with app developers:
      "Google Inc. just told Congress it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy and potential misuse of the information contained in users’ emails.
      In a letter to senators, a top Google official said the company allows app developers to scan Gmail accounts, even though Google itself stopped the practice for the purpose of ad targeting last year. The company also disclosed that app developers generally are free to share the data with others, as long as Google determines that their privacy policies adequately disclose potential uses."

      https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-says-it-continues-to-allow-apps-to-scan-data-from-gmail-accounts-1537459989

      PS: File Manager is so easy to use that even a cave man or woman can do it. But not in the old-fashioned, perverse way you claim you want to. So it's "incapable." Half of Americans, who use iPhones, don't agree with you. And their numbers are growing.

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    3. Transferring files is extremely intuitive on Android, and very difficult on iPhone/iPad. The still-broken file system on iPhone shows the roots of iOS as a sort of a "non operating system" which was used to do as little as possible for iPods.

      I've used the so-called new improved file manager system on iPad. It's now slightly better than nothing. Whereas being able to work with files on Android devices has always been extremely easy and intuitive and focused on the user experience.

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  3. Cool now iphone 6s-7 will be $100? I love buying old tech.

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  4. Does anyone know if esim can be used for prepaid?

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  5. highly over rated , grossly over priced junk. trump should hit it hard with a tariff yesterday.
    bulds it in china for less than $200 , then all the cult sheeple pay those ridiculous prices for it here. p.t. barnum was right, there are suckers born every minute.

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  6. Id rather eat some sliced apples with Tajin.

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  7. I refuse to spent more than 200 bucks for a phone so that pretty much puts me out of reach of Apple.

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    1. Matt, except for the camera, that $200 will still let you get devices which are as good or better than the far more expensive iPhones in every way.

      "I refuse to spent more than 200 bucks for a phone so that pretty much puts me out of reach of Apple."

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  8. what does R and S represent?

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    1. Nobody at Apple is talking. However since X is Latin for ten, S means 'semi' in Latin. Semi = half. So XS could mean 10.5.
      R in Latin is an abbreviation for regnavit; "he/she reigned" (normally followed by the dates during which the king or queen reigned). It's a safe bet that iPhone XR will rule in sales this year, even with a 1-month handicap.

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    2. Ripoff and Segue.

      The latter are transitional models meant to bridge the gap between actual innovations, while the former is just a poor attempt at competitive pricing.

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  9. I won't buy any of these new flagship models, but it will be interesting to see which model floats down into the prepaid < $200 range to replace the now discontinued SE. Hopefully it is the 7 and not the 6s. Courage dongles for everyone!

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    1. I still love my SE, it is a workhorse and is very stable. I can connect to BT in my car, play music, make calls, run gps, get texts and email all at once with no issues at all. It's a great phone for the money and kills any Android phone in the same price range (sub $100).

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    2. I'm glad that Apple has released the "Max" phone, which is right in the niche for an ideal size for a cell phone. And I'm glad they killed the iPhone SE: too-small devices belong on the dust heap.

      And, sorry to say, the iPhone SE is killed even by a $20 Android burner.

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    3. When the 2018 Q2 smartphone sales are broken down into various premium price categories, Apple was at or near the top of every cost segment.

      Apple had 22 percent of the $400-to-$600 range, essentially tying with Chinese firm Oppo. That’s where the iPhone SE fit.
      Samsung only earned 16 percent of this category.

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    4. I agree with this Devin Coldewey, TechCrunch article - the iPhone SE is the best Apple iPhone EVER!

      https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/14/the-iphone-se-was-the-best-phone-apple-ever-made-and-now-its-dead/

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    5. I think that this Kevin guy must have been a house elf. The iPhone SE was painfully small. I don't agree with Apple on a lot of things. But I do agree with them killing the iPhone SE and helping make sure that cell phones are of a nice usable size by putting out models such as the new Max.

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  10. Apple will rot one day. People, even the steroids, will realize those prices are crazy.

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    1. Lmao it was supposed to say sheeples, not steroids..SORRY!

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  11. About half the cellphones in use in the USA are iPhones. iPhone is the #1 cellphone sold here. 98% customer satisfaction. Apple's share of the US market is growing, not shrinking. 1.3 Billion iPhones are in use world-wide.
    Either you are an iPhone person or you are not. But the iPhone is not going away. Apple has figured out that with the right marketing and user experience, people will buy luxury goods over and over, even with increasing prices. Brilliant.

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    1. If they were really a brilliant company, they'd have locked 75% of the global marketplace into their ecosystem by now.

      Instead, they Mac'd it up big time like they did with MacOS and Safari.

      As of now, iOS is on track to be yet another one of Apple's niche lifestyle brands, while Fuchsia is gearing up to rule the world.

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    2. You don't know marketing or branding. It's better to have half the market and >91% of the profits. Unlike all the others except Samsung who are losing money on the other half of the market. Samsung makes <14% of the profits. Yes, that's ~105% because all the others lost money.
      You can't maintain a luxury image and loyalty if you also sell cheap stuff to the under-market.

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  12. If you can't afford the new iPhones, don't waste your time typing hate posts. Xfinity Mobile will give people a $300 prepaid VISA for every phone they buy and keep active with a ported number for 90 days. Or get $400 total off the 2017 iPhone X.
    Don't get mad; get a big discount.

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    1. I love Android's third party launchers and customizable home screen too much to ever get a yPhone.

      I'm so productive that captchas actually mistake me for a robot.

      Gotta live your digital life in the fast lane, baby.

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    2. Yeah, iPhones are a lot harder to use and crippled compared to Android.

      IF I were to go from Android to iPhone, it would be a step down.

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    3. Yes, that is a good reason to be a droid person, as long as you don't care about security of all that productivity.

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    4. i can afford to buy any of their phones and more than one of them. i just do not feel like throwing away my ard earned money just to be in a cult. the money that i save by using android instead gets me a vacation in the carribean during the coldest part of the winter. meanwhile, i laugh whenever i see one of the sheeple with his apple phone desperatly trying to plug into an outlet at the airport.

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    5. "i save by using android"
      Of course you saved buying cheap android phones.
      You just have cheap, relatively insecure phones, and you are the real Google product.
      They sell you and use some of the money to build GMS.
      You are fine with all of this, so enjoy your vacation.
      Some of us use high quality, secure iPhones and can still afford our vacations with our hard-earned money.

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    6. The Democratic National Committee just urged all its members to dump their Android phones, especially ZTE and switch to iPhones for maximum security. DNC notes that iPhones get regular security patches and every app runs in a sandbox, so it can't affect or steal information from other apps.

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    7. "The Democratic National Committee just urged all its members to dump their Android phones..."

      That says more about Democratic party political cronyism with its ally Apple that it says about anything else. the security of the high-end Android phones is no worse than that of the iPhones.

      Besides, how can you talk about "security" with Apple is willingly sharing its information with the Beijing government so it can round up and kill political dissidents in mainland China? And they'vevbeen doing this for a long time.

      The fact is that the Apple company supports the hard left causes of the Democratic Party, so the Democratic party turns around and recommends Apple products while using false and plenty justifications for doing so.

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    8. There is no truth to the saying that "you are the product with Google".

      Besides, it turns out that almost all iPhone users use the Google software. So that phony argument goes away. The Android phones are far more secure because you can use Tor and other secure browsers with it. Apple recommends only a very limited number of options which meet the needs of the Apple Cardinals of Cupertino. While Android is actually much more centered on the user experience, and lets users do what they actually need. I simply don't have the secure browser options in iPhone that I have an Android. Using an iPhone would definitely be a step down from Android in all ways.

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    9. @3:53, You don't know iOS. There is no way a rogue iOS app can scan gmail messages or Maps history to send you personal info to the developer/advertisers. Each iOS app runs in its own sandbox, so that is impossible. Tight iOS control increases security; Androids are easy to hack because there are many more ways. So the vast majority of hacker exploits are against Android. And popular Android rooting breaks security.
      There are plenty of good, safe alternatives to Safari on iOS if that browser is not your thing. More is not always better. Google does not even test apps before they get into Play Store. Apple does, to make sure they do what they say they will do, and to find bad behavior. Google thinks its OK for users to do all the testing after the app is already on their phones.

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    10. @3:22: "talk about "security" with Apple is willingly sharing its information with the Beijing government so it can round up and kill political dissidents in mainland China?"
      It is only very recently that Apple has moved storage of Chinese resident iCloud user data to independent company storage. The agreement includes the need for a valid, legal request before iCloud data is turned over. Apple requires the same thing here in the USA if the US/state gov requests iCloud data for a US resident.
      China required Apple to do this BECAUSE iOS devices are so secure the gov could not hack them or iCloud easily. A testament to iOS security.
      Maybe all US companies should leave China, but if they want to do business there, they must follow Chinese laws. Just like Chinese citizens are supposed to do.

      DNC doesn't want their embarrassing communications leaked again. They were lousy at security in 2016. Better security is their motive in dumping Android. Far more believable than bogus 'crony' theories.

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    11. Far better security with iOS is actually a myth.

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    12. Thank you for justifying why Apple turns over your private information to dictators.

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    13. Google has gotten as big as it is without turning over people's private information to dictators that want to kill them like in China. Google is about to change their mind and become like Apple and violate people's human rights by giving private information to the butchers in Beijing.... I'm glad that Google at least up until now has had a much better record at protecting security and privacy and human rights.

      Google, don't be evil: don't be like Apple. There's still hope.

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    14. "Maybe all US companies should leave China, but if they want to do business there, they must follow Chinese laws. Just like Chinese citizens are supposed to do."

      That's a very scary justification for Apple helping China violate very basic human rights. You are a "fan boy" who is making Apple look more and more evil with every.

      Remember, the Chinese government crushing tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists at Tiananmen Square was just them taken care of lawbreakers....

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    15. Android is more secure, for sure. I just checked and Apple actually BLOCKS you from using the much more secure TOR browser. Android users can easily install this.

      "This is too secure and protects users and their privacy too much, so we will ban it" is a common mindset at Apple. It is not a mindset with Android, and in fact, it is impossible on the Android side.

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    16. "Thank you for justifying why Apple turns over your private information to dictators."
      Are you a Chinese resident? If not, your iCloud data will never be released to "dictators." It is protected from release to US/state gov unless Apple receives a proper warrant/court order.
      PS: Tiananmen Square protestors broke Chinese laws.

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    17. Apple addressed concerns that Chinese authorities will have easy access to iCloud users' data.
      "Apple has not created nor were we requested to create any backdoors and Apple will continue to retain control over the encryption keys to iCloud data," the Apple has said.
      "As with other countries, we will respond to legal requests for data that we have in our possession for individual users, never bulk data," he added.
      Virtually all Chinese users have already accepted the new status quo. More than 99.9% of iCloud users in China have chosen to continue using the iCloud service under the new policy.

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    18. "Google has gotten as big as it is without turning over people's private information to dictators that want to kill them like in China."
      This is not true. Google cooperated with the Chinese government until 2010, when an incident on January 12, 2010 changed the severity of the situation. Google announced that it was “no longer willing to continue censoring”, citing a Chinese-originated hacking attack which saw the breaching of Gmail accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Thousands of activists, who were found having ties to Falun Gong and other fields such as intellectual property/democracy and encryption were affected by the GMAIL attack.
      If these activists had been using iPhones with stronger Apple iOS and iCloud security, they would have been safe.

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    19. If those activists had been using iPhones they would have been killed even earlier, because Apple as you repeated state complies with the brutal laws of the Chinese dictatorship. And you keep saying that's a GOOD thing.

      Google is now thinking of copying Apple and helping the Chinese dictatorship crush human rights. There's a lot of outcry. And at least there's some hope that Google will not copy Apple in this reprehensible regard.

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    20. "Are you a Chinese resident? If not, your iCloud data will never be released to "dictators" '

      You use dictators in quotes. Perhaps you are one of those who believes that mainland China is a democracy.

      anyway what a cruel and callous attitude you have. That if you aren't Chinese you have nothing to worry about when it comes to Apple helping violate your basic human rights and even getting you killed.

      Unlike you, I believe that everyone is a human being deserving of basic rights. Even if they are Chinese.

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    21. First they came for the Chinese...

      "Are you a Chinese resident? If not, your iCloud data will never be released to dictators..."

      If Apple were committed to privacy it would never turn over the data. And never consider Chinese people as not deserving basic human rights. You know of course that Apple is seeing if they can get away with these violations against the Chinese to see if they can do it elsewhere....

      "First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

      Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me."

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  13. Apple also has a great deal right now if you want to buy direct. $379 for iPhone 7 32GB or $469 for the 128GB model. Refurb like new with one-year AppleCare and all the original accessories. They dropped the price $120 on these phones after the new models were introduced Wednesday.

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    1. The ad says 1 year warranty; it does not say one year Apple Care.

      https://www.apple.com/shop/browse/home/specialdeals/iphone

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    2. You are confusing AppleCare with the optional AppleCare+
      One year of AppleCare comes with every Apple-Refurbished product.

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  14. A bunch of whiners on here. If you’re too poor or cheap to buy then stick to your junk. I’m getting the Max for $1500 with 512gb.

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    1. Good idea. But I'm waiting for the largest Pixel 3. Easier to use, and a better OS than the iPhone.

      I want the iPhone Max to sell, don't get me wrong. Apple has influence in the market. The more 6.5" screen Max's sell, the faster the painfully small crap with a screen smaller than 6" vanishes from the marketplace.

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    2. so speaketh the sheeple.....

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    3. Fake post. That phone only costs $1,449. ;-)

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  15. These new iPhones support 4x4 MIMO (except XR).
    Tmo Band 71 and FirstNet Band 14 are present.
    They include gigabit-LTE capability through License Assisted Access.
    Big network capability and speed increases.
    Apple did not add support for Band 48/CBRS 3.5 GHz spectrum.

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    1. ican get all that on android for a fraction of the price.
      a fool and his money are soon parted.

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    2. There is one droid phone series that offers all this, the $720 Galaxy S9 and $840 S9+. Large fractions of the XS/Max prices, and the unlocked S9 models don't support HPUE like the 3 new iPhone models do.
      Galaxy resale values drop like rocks, so your 'bargain' disappears after 1 year.
      If you don't agree, name the phone.

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    3. "Galaxy resale values drop like rocks, so your 'bargain' disappears after 1 year."

      Your Galaxy bargainwill stay with you year after year after year if you actually intend to USE the phone, and aren't a phone flipping reseller.

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    4. so there we have it, straight from the horse's mouth. If you want to actually use your phone, a Samsung Galaxy is the better bet. If you don't intend to use your phone and are someone who makes their living from flipping large numbers of phones, then the iPhone is a better bet.

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    5. Anybody who intends to keep their Galaxy "year after year" is an outlier. The average person swaps phones every 28 months now. So the 'bargain' will indeed disappear for most people. And if you plan to keep your flagship for 'year after year' the iPhone will definitely be a better choice, since you won't have to worry about OS and security updates in the later years. When you finally sell it, you will get a lot more money back for an iPhone.

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    6. " And if you plan to keep your flagship for 'year after year' the iPhone will definitely be a better choice."

      Only if you happen to like Apple products in the first place. You have to realize of course that not all people do. In fact, most prefer other phones.

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    7. Most people would prefer an iPhone. Some of them buy cheap phones because they can't afford iPhones. But about half the phones in use in the US are iPhones, and iPhone market share is growing here. Many people stretch their budget to get the best, an iPhone.

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  16. Enjoy your $1500 notch.

    Just be sure to have another $1500 handy for next year's notchless iPhone.

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    1. Or you can just pay ~$60/month on the upgrade program and upgrade free next year.
      The notch isn't going away until people decide they want big phones with relatively small screens again.

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    2. "The notch isn't going away until people decide they want big phones with relatively small screens again."

      It's not rocket science. The Pixel 2 XL and the Note 8 and the Note 9 are just three examples of big phones with relatively big screens. And no notch.

      Having a "notch" is a design aesthetic choice which has nothing to do with screen size. There is no necessity for it. Discussing what will make it go away is like discussing what made tailfins go away in 1950s cars.

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    3. The The Pixel 2 XL, Note 8 and Note 9 waste screen real estate with their 'relatively' larger bezels. They could be shorter or offer more screen space with a notch and smaller bezels. That is why so many phone companies are copying the notch.
      Apple will NOT go backwards and eliminate the notch.

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    4. "Apple will NOT go backwards and eliminate the notch."

      Eliminating the silly Notch is going forward, not backwards. Watch a year from now as Apple moves forward and abolishes it.

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    5. The knot is but one many design choices. It's one that Apple chose to run with. They could easily eliminated and go with something else.

      for example, they could "square out" the top left and top right corners and put the cameras and sensors there. Thus eliminating the notch entirely and without making the screen smaller.

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  17. T-Mobile Prepaid is discounting the base iPhone 8 to $544 and the Plus to $636 if you get a new line on at least the $40/10GB fast LTE plan. The iPhone X is $899.
    T-Mobile Postpaid is offering $300-$200-$100 rebates via prepaid MasterCard if you trade in iPhone 7-iPhone 6S-Any iPhone except SE. The iPhone X is $899.
    No-interest financing is available. Postpaid plans start at $25/month for TnT only.

    Band 71 coverage update:
    Now in 1,254 cities and towns in 36 states and Puerto Rico. 262 more than they had deployed as of August 1. 16 phones are available from T-Mobile with Band 71 support, plus the iPhone XR next month.
    All new iPhones support Band 71, Band 14 FirstNet, MIMO 4X4 and fast LAA for a big speed boost.

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  18. Apple has actually removed apps from its IOS app store for being TOO secure! Google simply doesn't do that, and if they did, you could simply sideload any security app that again, Apple has no concept of user experience. For them, it is what the corporate chieftains inside the giant Apple "One Ring" need. And not what the users need.

    Getting an iPhone because the Democratic Party tells you to is basically letting George Soros personally determine your buying decisions.

    I stick with Android because if I went to Apple things would be less secure.

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    1. Apple removed Facebook's Onavo security app from the App Store because it violated the company's privacy rules, not because it was "too secure." In a statement to CNBC, an Apple spokesperson said: "We work hard to protect user privacy and data security throughout the Apple ecosystem. With the latest update to our guidelines, we made it explicitly clear that apps should not collect information about which other apps are installed on a user's device for the purposes of analytics or advertising/marketing and must make it clear what user data will be collected and how it will be used."

      "I stick with Android because if I went to Apple things would be less secure."
      That is not rational; it's denial.
      Name what things would be less secure on an iPhone?

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    2. yes, Apple has removed some apps for being too insecure. But they have also banned apps for being too secure. Which is ridiculous.

      I'm quite rational. Unfortunately, unlike you I am not a fanboy

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    3. If you're making serious comments you can be specific. What apps?

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