Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max

As you would expect with any large screen device, the iPhone XS Max has the most RAM and battery ever fitted on an iPhone.

"Here's a power bank".

It's that time of year again where people queue up to buy the new phone from a company named after a fruit.

The big jump in iPhone cameras came a generation earlier with the iPhone 6S, when Apple went from 8 megapixels to 12 megapixels in resolution.

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max are finally finding their way into the hands of eager buyers willing to part with a minimum of $999 for the opportunity.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are among the most expensive smartphones you can buy, pricier than many laptops and televisions.

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But at this point, buying an updated iPhone is like getting a new Ferrari - you'll find a faster engine, a new coat of paint, and a few new bells and whistles, but beneath all that it's still basically the same vehicle you could have bought previous year. Catherine Street, hoping to get their hands on two new products - the new iPhone XS, XS Max and the Apple Watch Series 4. During the iPhone XS presentation, Apple says that the iPhone XS offers 30 minutes longer battery life while the XS Max can last up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone X.

The XS packs a 10.13 Wh battery (2,659 mAh at 3.81 V), weighing 39.5 g-slightly downgraded from last year's X. But this decrease in capacity comes with a wild new battery configuration. The powerbanks were emblazoned with the words Here's a battery, you'll need it on the cover.

Granted, the improvements Apple has made - like fixes for the microphone and battery issues - along with the bells and whistles it's added over the years, make keeping up with the Joneses alluring. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also R799pm, while the Huawei P20 Pro is priced at R569 per month.

Apple's hyped up new iPhones hold a lot of allure. Elsewhere, there were much shorter queues with sales limited those that had placed online orders.

You would think the people who braved the weather and queued overnight were hardcore Apple fans who just want to own the latest iPhones, but that might not be the case.

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