People line up for new iPhone Xs in Houston

Apple iPhone Xs line up front face 09122018

Apple iPhone Xs line up front face 09122018

There, the iPhone XS Max 512GB model is changing hands at 14,800 yuan (US$2,161), or 2,001 yuan more than the official price.

The use of glass on front and back of the new models "doubles the likelihood of drop damage", and even the smallest crack on the back glass will result in you having to replace the whole chassis, according to iFixIt.

The iPhone XS and XS Max are among the most expensive smartphones you can buy, pricier than many laptops and televisions. It's not uncommon for new phone owners to put their prized possessions directly into a protective case or at the very least, handle them like delicate flowers.

That makes teardowns the only way of establishing the breakdown of parts in the phones, although analysts also recommend caution in drawing conclusions because Apple sometimes uses more than one supplier for a part. She joined the queue along with the luggage to purchase two iPhone XS Max devices. The Max is unquestionably big, but it's technically the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus.

While they're perhaps a touch dormant on new release devices, Huawei are far from inactive in the marketing space. It's a pain when you want to listen to music while recharging the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also R799pm, while the Huawei P20 Pro is priced at R569 per month. It's Apple's way of saying it's finally time to get over the fact there's no longer a headphone jack.

Russia & Turkey agree to 'demilitarised zone' in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, Russia September 17, 2018. Troops from Russian Federation , an ally of Syria's government, and Turkey, which backs the rebels, will patrol the zone.

The excitement over the debut of the new iPhone XS and XS Max, which went on sale at Apple stores on Friday, was short lived for a group of tourists from Chile in South Beach.

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Most customers pre-ordered their new handsets for collection ahead of the store's 8am opening, but about a dozen eager buyers without a reservation turned up to queue through cold and windy conditions on Thursday afternoon. "I'm coming from the iPhone 7, so I'm due for an upgrade, and this just seemed like the right time".

This year, many consumers ordered online so that they got their devices delivered on launch day. "Sin Tat Plaza should offer HK$300-400 [US$38-51] higher than the original price, according to my experience", he said, referring to the shopping centre in Mong Kok where numerous phone fix and accessories shops are located.

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