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Why Buying iPhone XS Cases on Amazon May Be a Gamble

29 September 2018

The iPhone XS and XS Max sport the faster A12 bionic chip, which is claimed to increase the performance by 15% and become 50% more power efficient, when compared to the iPhone X. The camera too has a small update; it now features TrueTone flash and faster apertures.

The devices make heavy use of screws, which is generally good for fix, but removing them requires Apple-specific screwdrivers.

Another year, another teardown estimating the bill of materials (BOM) for the newest Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone. Retailers expect higher sales of iPhone XR in India as compared to iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max due to lower pricing.

The newly released iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now beginning to find their feet in the smartphone market. Meanwhile, cameras cost $44 while mechanicals and housing cost $58. That "indicates that there has been some non-trivial price erosion of the OLED displays between last year's 5.8-inch OLED display and this year's 6.5-inch version, which Apple apparently did not pass on to consumers", according to IHS Markit. The iPhone XR also gets portrait mode and depth control, just like the iPhone Xs. For comparison, X iPhone last year in similar conditions of the test stand 10 hours, 49 minutes and the average autonomy of smartphones in this year is 9 hours and 48 minutes.

Well, no matter how tough it is, glass is still glass. However, the iPhone XS' competition from Samsung right now is the Galaxy S9, it has arguably comparable specs and retails for $720 with a manufacturing cost of $379, less than double, taking into consideration marketing and other company costs.

Innovation isn't cheap but that's what our customers want, argues Apple CEO Tim Cook.

If you don't have AppleCare+, and you break your screen, you'll be paying $279 if you have an iPhone XS, and $329 if you have the iPhone XS Max. Of course, you aren't getting two-day free shipping or any Amazon perks if you take this route. Then you're living dangerously.

Users have little reason to delay new iPhone purchases now that the higher selling prices that accompanied the iPhone X are likely to continue.

The technology just isn't available to create a flawless augmented reality headset, says Apple's chief.

Previously, we covered a slight design change on the iPhone XS that could cause case compatibility problems.

Apple has finally convinced carriers to support virtual SIMs (eSIM) on iPhone, but not all mobile operators will offer it initially.

Why Buying iPhone XS Cases on Amazon May Be a Gamble