Mobile Phone News – 4 Things to Know About the New iPhone XS and XR
As you probably know, when it comes to developing smart phones, Apple really do seem to be at the top of their game. It may seem as if the humble iPhone has been around forever, but in reality the revolutionary new device is not much older than ten years of age. At the time of its initial conception, the first iPhone seemed decades ahead of its time. Now, looking back, it appears to be decidedly obsolete. Technology is advancing at an astonishing rate and this is more evident than ever, thanks to the latest iPhone devices to hit stores. Yep, we’re talking about the XS and the XR. If you’re thinking of upgrading but aren’t sure whether these models are right for you, here are some important facts you should be aware of.
The X is pronounced ‘ten’
Many people, including those that claim to be industry experts, have been incorrectly pronouncing the names of the XS and XR for a number of months now. The X is in fact pronounced at ‘ten’ so the devices are actually called the Ten-S and the Ten-R. Okay, this isn’t a hugely important fact, but it gives you something to talk about with your friends the next time you’re at the pub.
The A12 Bionic Chip they contain is amazing
As you know, technology is advancing at an astonishing pace, which is why it pays to stay in the know and to be kept up to date with what is going on in the world of smart phones and smart tech. The A12 Bionic Chip found in these devices requires 50% less power, yet the performance core runs 15% quicker. Apps launch 30% faster, and the devices can offer as much as 512GB of storage. To cut a long story short, this new chip means that the new devices run faster than previous incarnations of the iPhone, while using significantly less power. Battery consumption is a real headache for iPhone owners, so this should come as very good news indeed.
They offer bigger displays
Previous large-screen iPhones meant that the devices themselves had to be bigger. This isn’t the case with the XR and XS. This is because the screen stretches further on the devices, so you can enjoy either 5.8 inches of display, or 6.5 inches with the XS Max. Not only is the display larger, but it also happens to be super clear. Here, displays offer a million to one contrast, along with OLED capabilities. So, not only is the display bigger, it is also much clearer as well.
The XR is the simpler of the two
While the XR may not provide an OLED display like the XS, it still provides a very clear display and is still crammed full of helpful features. The XR still features that all-important A12 Bionic Chip, as well as capabilities for augmented reality apps and much more besides. The XR is naturally the cheaper of the two, but it’s certainly not to be sniffed at.