Your iPhone Has a Secret Texting Feature You Might Not Know About

Delia Walker
September 22, 2018

Be on the lookout over the next couple of weeks for our take on the iPhone XS.

Consider waiting a month for the iPhone XR. That was surprising because in previous years about 55 per cent of consumers opted for the larger screen size, according to Munster. The two iPhone XS and XS Max variants are available in Gold, Space Grey and Silver colour options.

iFixit gave both phones a six repairability score out of 10, noting that critical display and battery repairs are still a priority in the design and that the display can be removed without removing the TrueDepth array.


The XS and XS Max come with headphones, but unlike a year ago, you won't find an adapter included in the box. "We want people to know that there is an alternative to having a phone that lacks juice and lets you down when you most need it". Apple no longer sells it, though you can get it from some wireless carriers and other retailers, at least for now.

That might be explained by the 32% larger wide-angle sensor in the rear camera suite, which has increased the housing just slightly enough to perhaps require buying an iPhone XS-specific case.

Apple, for the first time ever, introduced dual SIM to its iPhone through iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. For many iPhone users, this will be the first model they've owned that doesn't have a home button, so the first thing to learn is that to go "home", swipe up from the bottom. "And most of the customers say they do not see a big difference between new iPhones and the old ones", Fu said. For example, the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus came with 3GB of RAM while the smaller iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 gets just 2GB of RAM.


The iOS 12.1 beta mainly includes the group FaceTime feature that was announced at WWDC but pulled from the iOS 12 betas.

Look for our review of the iPhone X and XS Max in the later part of next week. After all, we're moving away from the two-year replacement cycle as these devices get more durable. Each unit comes with a price tag of around $72.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly reported the price of the iPhone XR.


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