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Head-to-Head Competition: iPhone XR vs The Rest of the X Series

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News And Rumors, iPhone, OS X, smartphones | Posted on 06-12-2018

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Apple may have meant for the iPhone XR to be the new introductory iPhone, but it has proven itself to be a real contender for sales against its sister releases in the X series since hitting the market in October. With its substantial size, top of the line camera, lightweight design and range of colors to express buyers’ personal style, the XR may prove to be a bigger hit with users than Apple ever thought possible. Learn more about why Apple users are raving about the iPhone XR and how it stacks up to its X series co-releases.

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A real knockout

The edge-to-edge 6.1-inch LCD display screen on the iPhone XR is made of the strongest front glass ever on an iPhone thanks to a specially formulated Gorilla Glass made by Corning. With up to 256GB of internal storage and a 12-megapixel camera with 5X digital zoom and three portrait lighting effects, the XR is a delight for users in the selfie age. And its brand-designed aerospace-grade aluminum case allows it to weight slightly less than its sister models in the X series while offering more colors than any other model in the series or before. Dazzling in coral, blue, white, yellow, black, and project red, the XR has a color to suit every user’s taste.

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The XR vs the XS

The iPhone XS features a slightly smaller screen size, coming in at 5.8-inch, but offers an OLED display featuring the same Gorilla Glass as the XR model. The XS ups the wow factor for users with a dual 12-megapixel camera with 10X digital zoom that offers five portrait lighting effects. Users of the XS are more limited in their choice of case colors. The stainless-steel body of the XS is offered in gold, silver, and space grey.

The XR vs the XS Max

The XS Max boasts an impressive 6.5-inch OLED display and stainless-steel body in the same colors as the XS. Featuring the same dual 12-megapixel camera with 10X digital zoom and five portrait lighting effects as the XS, the XS Max also tops out at 512GB of internal storage. The upgraded screen size and large memory make the XS Max the costliest of the iPhone X series.

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Not so basic

The iPhone XR offers many of the same features that iPhone users have come to expect from higher-end models, making it a bang for your buck at only $749 to $899 – a $100 savings over the starting range of other phones in the X series. While its sister releases can claim slightly upgraded cameras and storage capacity, the XR is the best introductory iPhone that Apple has ever produced.

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Passing of Jobs Prompts Samsung and Google to Delay Launch Event

Posted by zduncan | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07-10-2011

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Steve Jobs happyEarlier this morning, both Samsung and Google announced that they would be canceling a previously scheduled event that was set to take place on Tuesday in the wake of Steve Jobs’ passing. The event was supposed to be when both companies were planning on introducing the Nexus Prime, the first handset to operate under Google’s latest “Ice Cream Sandwich” version of Android.

According to a statement, “Samsung and Google decided to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.”

While speculation immediately determined that the two companies were cancelling the event and delaying the launch due to Jobs’ death on Wednesday, both Samsung and Google initially did not offer an explanation, neither confirming nor denying Jobs’ death as a factor.

However, it was later confirmed by both Samsung and Google that the passing of Steve Jobs’ was the reason and that both companies thought it inappropriate given that the mourning process is still going on throughout the tech industry as well as the world.

The companies said in a statement, “The decision to postpone things was made late last night at the top levels of both companies, with Jobs’ death being the reason. There are no delays with the product itself, however.”

On the flip side, Apple has continued with its launch plans for the recently announced iPhone 4S, which was introduced on Tuesday. Pre-orders for the device began early this morning as scheduled, with availability set for Friday, October 14 in the initial launch countries including the United States.

Steve Jobs will be deeply missed by everybody in the tech community and we wish Jobs’ family, as well as everybody close to him, our deepest condolences on the passing of not just a man, but an icon, leader, innovator and legend.

Source: MacRumors – Samsung and Google Delay Android Handset Launch in Wake of Steve Jobs’ Death


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