An apple a day takes your money away

Is the price of the new iPhone Xs and Xs Max worth the features provided?

The new iPhone Xs and Xs Max have been available for purchase since the middle of September. Now that they’ve been out for about a month, people have been comparing them to previous iPhones as well as other smartphones.
iPhones are famous for their minimal aesthetic and modern design; the new iPhones are no different. The phones come in gold, space gray and silver. Some of the newest features include the bionic chip, wireless charging and stronger glass protecting the iPhone from damage.
Reviewers have mixed feelings regarding the upgraded camera. The new camera allegedly offers the most control that any iPhone camera has been able to thus far. The camera allows users to change depth of field, and mimic a telephoto lens as well as a wide-angle lens with improvements to the portrait mode. Users have noticed that the camera does not show imperfections of the skin like previous cameras in other iPhones. Some people on the internet are calling it a constant “beauty mode.” Customers are split on whether or not this is right; there are complaints by many who don’t want to look like they’ve just edited away their natural features.
The iPhone website claims that their phone is incomparably unique even though phones such as the Google Pixel 2 have similar features: wireless charging, waterproof systems and camera design.
The only thing setting the iPhone apart from other phones is the A12 bionic chip. Apple is marketing this as the “smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone.”
The A12 bionic chip seems to really be what customers are buying with these new iPhones. The new chips allow the phones to work 15 percent faster and use 50 percent less power. Ranging from $999 to $1099, one has to decide if the new iPhones are worth their money when similar phones are a few hundred dollars cheaper.

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An apple a day takes your money away

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