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Topic: iPhone XS

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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iPhone sales may be taking big hit in China because of weak smartphone market

10/15/2018, 10:10 am

Despite other data sources to the contrary, Goldman Sachs' Rod Hall is afraid of a slowdown in the Chinese iPhone market that may dramatically impact Apple's quarterly earnings, and future prospects in the region.

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Forensics firm urges police not to look at screens of iPhones with Face ID

10/13/2018, 07:10 pm

While U.S. police are now sometimes forcing suspects with Face ID-ready iPhones to unlock their devices, Apple's technology is simultaneously making that a risky proposition, one security firm is warning agencies.

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Facebook rolls out 3D Photos feature using iPhone depth map data

10/12/2018, 09:10 am

Facebook has started to roll out a new imaging feature to users of the social network, with "3D Photos" able to provide the effect of 3D in a two-dimensional photograph, by taking advantage of depth maps generated by newer iPhone models.

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iPhone XR launch expected to beat iPhone 8 debut in weakening China smartphone market

10/11/2018, 08:10 am

Given the weakness of Chinese device manufacturers, and a lack of innovation in new products by them, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is expecting Apple to have a good local debut in a critical October holiday period.

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Apple's dual-camera iPhones subject of new patent lawsuit

10/09/2018, 09:10 pm

A lawsuit filed Tuesday claims Apple's dual-camera iPhone technology, deployed in smartphone models dating back to iPhone 7 Plus, infringes on a patent for enhancing digital photographic images using multiple lenses and sensors.

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iOS 12.0.1 update available, fixes Wi-fi connectivity on iPhone XS, Lightning charging issues

10/08/2018, 12:10 pm

Apple has issued a sub-point release for iOS 12.0.1, knocking out a few bugs involving charging, Wi-Fi connectivity, and sporadic Bluetooth connections.

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YouTuber trolls Twitter in "Beautygate" sting using iPhone XS Max photos identified as Pixel 2 shots

10/08/2018, 09:10 am

YouTube personality Jonathan Morrison has used "Beautygate" to trick members of his audience to highlight bias against Apple's camera, by receiving compliments on social media for self portraits claimed to have been taken on the Google Pixel 2, but were in fact taken on the iPhone XS Max.

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Watch: iPhone XS Max versus Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in audio test

10/07/2018, 12:10 pm

When pitting the iPhone XS Max against Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 in a gaming death match last week, we noticed audio reproduction was noticeably better on Apple's device. We take a closer listen in this video.

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What the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are really doing to your selfies

10/06/2018, 01:10 pm

You may have heard some talk about the so-called and poorly-named "Beautygate," where users are claiming Apple's new iPhone XS and XS Max are applying overly-aggressive skin smoothing algorithms on photos taken with the selfie camera, resulting in fake-looking or doctored images. Let's talk about what's actually happening behind the scenes.

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Apple's A12 Bionic comes close to desktop CPU performance in benchmarks

10/05/2018, 04:10 pm

Performance improvements in the A12 Bionic chip used in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max has put Apple's in-house CPU designs on a par with processors used in notebooks and computers, one extensive deep dive declares, with the latest processor bringing the mobile chip line within striking distance of "the best desktop CPUs."

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iCloud server spy chip claims, iPhone XS selfies, more on the AppleInsider Podcast

10/05/2018, 08:10 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Neil and Victor discuss Bloomberg's claims of a spy chip implanted in Apple and Amazon's servers, the vociferous rebuttal, .reports of problems installing Mojave, iOS 12 charging difficulties, and more!

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Apple doing 'outreach' to address weak LTE for some iPhone XS & XS Max owners

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

Apple is reaching out to some iPhone XS and XS Max owners suffering from LTE connection problems, which have been ongoing since the devices shipped in September.

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Bluetooth in iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max reportedly causing audio connectivity issues

10/03/2018, 04:10 pm

A small number of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are enduring Bluetooth connectivity issues where their iPhones fail to communicate with their car's entertainment system properly, a problem that does not yet have an Apple-supplied solution.

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Video smackdown: Comparing the iPhone XS Max versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

10/03/2018, 10:10 am

With a bunch of improvements to the camera in the iPhone XS comes improvements in video capture as well. AppleInsider shoots some footage, and pits the iPhone XS Max against the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

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Consumer Reports finds iPhone XS and XS Max last hours longer than iPhone X, contradicts previous tests

10/02/2018, 10:10 pm

Consumer Reports has published their final test results for the iPhone XS and XS Max, yielding yet a few more surprises regarding the newest iPhones.

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Latest iOS 12.1 beta fixes sporadic iPhone and iPad recharging issues

10/02/2018, 02:10 pm

A bug in the way iOS 12 handles charging that causes devices to not charge when connected to a power source is on its way to being rectified, with a beta release of iOS 12.1 fixing the problem on iPhones and iPads affected by the issue.

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Save up to 44% on the water, dust-resistant Onyxx Qi wireless charging pad for Apple's iPhone XS & XS Max

10/02/2018, 09:10 am

Onyxx is offering readers up to 44% off its pocket-sized Qi power bank that's water and dust resistant. Currently in the funding stage on Indiegogo, those who pledge $49 plus shipping can receive one Onyxx wireless charging pad at a discount of $40 off retail.

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Photography expert debunks iPhone XS 'beautygate,' details Apple's software-driven camera system

10/02/2018, 02:10 am

Sebastiaan de With, the developer behind popular manual photography app Halide, has been putting the iPhone XS camera system through its paces. In a comprehensive look into Apple's latest shooters, de With provides an overview of computational photography, and explains how noise reduction technology might generate selfie photos that appear artificially enhanced.

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