The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event

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But it's not much of a surprise - when Apple announced its new smartwatch operating system in June, the Edition and original Apple Watch were not included in the list of devices eligible for the update.

In the hand Gareth notes that it feels as an iPhone should, with curved edges, two speaker grilles at the bottom, and a glass back, but that it feels noticeably chunkier than the more expensive XS and XS Max handsets.

For more iPhone X deals, see Macworld's round up of the best iPhone X deals every month. The range now starts with the iPhone 7 and is followed by the iPhone 8 and the new iPhone XS as well as iPhone XR models. In Poland, someone who wants that same iPhone XS Max will have to pay $1,956 (compared to $1,449 here in the USA, of course). The iPhone 7 now starts at £449/$449, and the 7 Plus at £569/$569. The last time it discontinued an iPhone model a year after announcing it was the iPhone 5, released in 2012 and canned in 2013. The overall design is much the same.

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We also know that maintaining high margins, which Apple is increasingly trying to achieve with high prices, is important, as fewer people now upgrade their phone on a regular basis.

The iPhone XR will also be available in a variety of finishes - white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (Product) Red - and 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB capacities, starting at $749. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison.

Those reasons? The fact that Apple has likely put less RAM in to the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the screen resolution is likely going to be less, too. 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. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".

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