Apple fans in Singapore get hands on new iPhones

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FYI, the launch kicked off at 8am today (21 September) and the first person in line was actually a 20-year-old Vietnamese student named Le Van Thang. The larger iPhone XS Max does get a "sizeable scuff" on the top part of the handset.

This is essentially the "Plus" version of the iPhone XS.

As noted, the really interesting change is in the iPhone XS' battery. The iPhone XS retails for Rs 99,900 (64GB), Rs 1,14,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,34,900 (512GB), while the iPhone XS Max retails for Rs 1,09,900 (64GB), Rs 1,24,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,44,900 (512GB).

Like last year's model, these new models can support fast charging but you'll need to purchase a USB-C PD charger and a USB-C to Lightning cable. For the crew over at TechSmartt, that meant taking a trip to Australia to be among the first in the world to get their mitts on the new handsets and put Apple's durability claims to the test.

Among the hundreds of Apple fans who turned up at the Orchard Road store early Friday morning was 29-year-old Jonathan Lim who bought eight iPhones on behalf of family and friends. When ConsumerAffairs checked prices for that same iPhone 6 on certain exchange sites, we found better prices than those that Apple offered, but lower values than Apple was allowing for factory unlocked iPhone 7 models.

Consider waiting a month for the iPhone XR.

It is no secret that the new iPhone XS only has 2,658mAh battery (downgraded from the iPhone X's 2716mAh battery) compared to Huawei's P20 Pro, which boasts of a 4,000mAh battery. If you decide later you want to see more of the ocean, you can adjust the background via the edit button. But whereas the iPhone X had (and the iPhone XS Max still has) a double-battery configuration-one for the vertical line of the L and the other for the horizontal-the iPhone XS has one L-shaped battery. So yeah, the phones appear to be waterproof up to Apple's specs, but don't go beyond them because you'll ruin your phone. Its display lacks the vivid colors, contrast quality and resolution of the XS, but the price tag is nicer at $749.

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