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Topic: iPhone XS

How Apple addressed the 'beautygate' effect in iOS 12.1

11/11/2018, 03:11 pm

In this video, we compare selfie photos captured by two iPhone XS Max handsets, one with the latest iOS 12.1 update and another running iOS 12.0.1, to illustrate the fixes Apple implemented for so-called "beautygate" skin smoothing effects.

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Apple's 2019 iPhones to adopt MPI antenna technology in lieu of LCP

11/10/2018, 08:11 am

Apple's next-generation of iPhones due out during the second half of 2019 will reportedly jettison LCP-based antenna technology that it first adopted for the iPhone X for MPI, which should improve both costs and production yields.

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iPhone XS bests iPhone XR in cellular signal strength thanks to better antennas

11/05/2018, 03:11 pm

Even though they share the same Intel modem, the iPhone XS gets definitively better signal strength than the iPhone XR, according to test results shared on Monday.

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iPhone XS versus iPhone X - which phone unlocks faster with Face ID

11/04/2018, 11:11 am

The iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are all packing Apple's second-generation Face ID, an updated version of the biometric authentication system which is supposed to be faster than the version introduced with the iPhone X. Is there actually a noticeable difference between the already-fast and the potentially faster versions in the real world?

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Reduced iPhone battery life blamed on adoption of OLED screens

11/01/2018, 10:11 pm

An iPhone's battery life can be near immeasurable with so many factors to take into consideration. Between the apps being used, wireless connectivity, screen brightness and other nuances, a lot can affect this vital performance stat, but a new report suggests the biggest offenders are the impressive OLED displays Apple baked into its flagship phones.

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Cook says soft holiday forecast linked to iPhone XS timing, exchange rates

11/01/2018, 06:11 pm

At least part of Apple's first quarter 2019 forecast -- expected to disappoint some analysts -- can be connected to two main issues, CEO Tim Cook said in a Thursday interview.

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What to expect from Apple's fourth quarter earnings report

11/01/2018, 10:11 am

Due to the announced later today, Apple's fourth quarter results are expected by analysts to be a high point among tech company financial reports, with revenue buoyed by the introduction of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and the product line's growing average selling price.

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Major US carriers don't support dual SIM at launch of iOS 12.1

10/30/2018, 08:10 pm

Apple's new dual SIM feature, available with iPhone XS and XR models, was activated with iOS 12.1 on Tuesday, but the three biggest cellular carriers in the U.S. are not supporting the feature at launch.

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Apple's iOS 12.1 available on Oct. 30 with Group FaceTime, dual SIM, new emoji and more

10/29/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple on Monday announced its next iOS 12 point release, iOS 12.1, will be available for download on Oct. 30, bringing with it promised next-generation features including Group FaceTime and dual SIM support for owners of iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

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Apple confirms Group FaceTime, dual-SIM support to arrive alongside iOS 12.1

10/26/2018, 06:10 pm

Apple this week updated its iPhone User Guide for the upcoming release of iOS 12.1, confirming the latest version of the mobile operating system will include Group FaceTime and, for iPhone XS and XR, dual-SIM support.

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Apple showcases bokeh-enhanced Portrait photos shot with iPhone XS

10/24/2018, 01:10 pm

Apple on Wednesday took the unusual step of officially announcing a series of photos shot using the Portrait mode on the iPhone XS, specifically calling attention to the Depth Control feature which lets people adjust simulated depth-of-field after a photo has been taken.

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Listen as Apple's iPhone XS Max takes on Google's Pixel 3 XL in our smartphone speaker test

10/24/2018, 10:10 am

Continuing AppleInsider's video series comparing Apple's iPhone XS Max to Google's Pixel 3 XL, this installment takes a closer look -- or listen -- at the two flagships' speaker systems.

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Apple confirms 'beautygate' fix for iPhone XS camera arriving in iOS 12.1

10/23/2018, 07:10 am

The so-called "beautygate" may soon be coming to an end, as Apple will be fixing the bug causing the smooth skin effect on photographs taken by the iPhone XS' front-facing camera when it releases iOS 12.1 to the general public in the future.

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One month later: iPhone XS against the iPhone X in the real world

10/22/2018, 10:10 am

At the launch of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, most reviewers including ourselves agreed that those who purchased an iPhone X should skip the iPhone XS model and wait another year. After a month with the iPhone XS Max, the answer isn't so clear cut.

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Should you buy an iPhone XR or used iPhone X?

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Preorders for Apple's iPhone XR go live in a matter of hours. If you're looking to upgrade, but don't want to spend $1,000 on an iPhone XS, the XR delivers many of the same technologies at a relatively affordable entry point. But what about a used iPhone X instead?

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iPhone will insulate TSMC from negative financial effects of US trade war with China

10/18/2018, 10:10 am

Taiwan-based chip manufacturer TSMC is predicting modest growth in the new quarter, suggesting that production of smartphone chips -- particularly for Apple's iPhone -- will offset not just weakness in cryptocurrency mining, but risks caused by the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China.

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Customized gold & titanium $6300 iPhone XS models with clockworks launched by mod shop

10/17/2018, 03:10 pm

Russia's Caviar has launched specially-customized "Grand Complications" versions of the iPhone XS and XS Max, in which the rear shell has been replaced by precious metals and a working watch mechanism.

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iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max spreading to other countries in conjunction with iPhone XR sales

10/17/2018, 08:10 am

Apple has announced that it will start selling the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR in countries beyond the launch territories, with new sales starting on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

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One month later: iPhone XS versus the iPhone XS Max

10/16/2018, 11:10 am

When upgrading to Apple's new iPhone XS, you have to choose between the 5.8-inch XS or the 6.5-inch XS Max. After spending a month with both phones, there's a few real-world differences between the two models that may be worth knowing about before reaching a decision.

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Unsurprisingly, the 2019 iPhones are expected to be as waterproof as the iPhone XR

10/15/2018, 11:10 am

More details have started to emerge about Apple's 2019 iPhone releases, with an early report from Ming-Chi Kuo saying that the new devices will retain the existing level of waterproofing as the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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