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Apple A12 Bionic chip is third 7nm for phones

Apple A12 Bionic chip is third 7nm for phones

Perhaps the most shocking news to come out of the iPhone event was that Apple has made a decision to kill off the iPhone X.

Based on the worldwide pricing for Apple's newly announced handsets, the general historical pattern is again holding true, whereby Apple's smartphones are generally more affordable (relatively speaking) here in the USA than they are overseas.

When Apple released the iPhone X a year ago, it was widely considered the best smartphone the company had ever made, marking a major step forward with features like Face ID and a high-end camera to rival the Huawei P20 Pro and the Google Pixel 2. The company removed the headphone jack in its iPhones starting with the iPhone 7 and said that it believed the future of audio centered on wireless technology.

The year-old phone was Apple's flagship product last year, and it was warmly received by critics. As with anything, of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule of global customers generally needing to pony up more now than they would have had to for the iPhone X at launch. Gareth notes that the industry were expecting this model to be delayed slightly, releasing after the iPhone XS, so a concurrent release is most welcome. The XS comes with a better chip under the hood and is more water-resistant, but for most people the differences will feel incremental.

Male executives at Apple who are obsessed with "size" have let down women by introducing the biggest iPhone, which is often too large for their hands, feminists say.

We know that the advanced custom OLED screen on the iPhone X was extremely expensive. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. Most battery cases require a cable to get juice to your iPhone, but Moments case takes advantage of the iPhone X's wireless charging to cut the cord.

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