IPhone Xs teardown shows new battery, expanded waterproofing

Yolanda Curtis
September 21, 2018

A bright spot in an otherwise low-key upgrade is the dual SIM support, a feature that the company's much-touted iPhone X did not have. With both having a new 512GB storage capacity - also the largest on an iPhone - and the latter the biggest in the series so far, prices were also hiked.

On Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook attempted to defend the record pricing for one of the company's upcoming iPhones-but his explanation is only raising more questions. This is especially true when it comes to battery size and RAM. When a device gets too hot, that means it's a fire or electrocution risk for consumers, and definitely not the type of news you want if something were to go wrong.

Unveiled at the IFA 2018 conference last month, Motorola One Power is one of the first phones with notch display from Motorola.

Apple fans in Singapore finally got their hands on the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on Friday morning (21 September) at the flagship Apple Orchard Road store.


The iPhone XS Max is said to have a larger cell at 3,174mAh, which is one of the largest we've ever seen on an iPhone product.

From Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to HMD Global's budget Nokia 5.1 Plus, a range of new smartphones are going to launch next week. Apple has also included eSIMs, a technology now in Apple watches and cellular iPads. While still outperforming last year's model with e a smaller battery, the iPhone Xs sports the new A12 Bionic chip.

Apple iPhone XS is priced at Rs 99,900 in India for the base 64GB variant.

In the United States, the iPhone Xs 64GB retails for $999 - which is around R14,400 at today's currency rates.


KitGuru Says: My iPhone 8 Plus usually gets me through two full days, so I would struggle to move back down to something with a smaller battery.

As for battery capacity, the listings reveal that the iPhone XS has a 2,658mAh pack which is slightly smaller than the 2,716mAh battery found in the iPhone X. The newer iPhone XS boasts 30 more minutes of battery life according to Apple.

The new iPhone XS consists of a single L-shaped battery unit.


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