IPhone XS, XS Max: First Impression

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However, the iPhone SE - Apple's only offering with a compact 4-inch display, also failed to make the cut to 2018 range. As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has updated the Battery and Power Repair page on its support site to list prices that will go into effect beginning on January 1. Sadly, it's now time to hold a candle to the iPhone X as Apple has discontinued its "revolutionary" flagship for this year.

While there wasn't much reason to buy them anymore in terms of specs, both phones had a major selling point: They were two of the only three models of iPhone being made that still sported a headphone jack.

New iPhone XS Max caseThe new Moment Photo Cases for iPhone XS, XR and XS Max Photo: Moment If you got your eye on the iPhone XS, the new case should work with it.

Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. The iPhone 7 now starts at £449/$449, and the 7 Plus at £569/$569.

We know that the advanced custom OLED screen on the iPhone X was extremely expensive.

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Still, this year's iPhone XS renders the iPhone X redundant - it has a almost identical design, with improved specs, at the same starting price point of $US999.

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"The new LCD "XR" model was priced lower than we had thought likely", Hall wrote.

Those reasons? The fact that Apple has likely put less RAM in to the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the screen resolution is likely going to be less, too.

"Apple brand aficionados who want to own the latest device and own the X will be ready to pay anyway to get the XS or XS Max", he told Business Insider via email, adding that for most others "who do not renew their smartphone every year or so, the X is still largely good enough for their needs".

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