The iPhone XS is part of the 10th generation of the iPhone that encapsulates all of the best features of the iPhone X. Apple designed a beautiful, new unibody frame made of surgical-grade stainless steel for extra strength and durability. It has a 12MP dual camera for better photos, a big and colourful 5.8” Retina HD display, a faster and smarter A12 Bionic chip for better performance, and a new display feature without the established home screen button.
We like chips - The iPhone XS’ A12 Chip, that is.
Apple calls the iPhone XS the fast phone ever, and it’s all due to the A12 Bionic chip. The next-generation chip uses machine learning to change how you use your camera, video, augmented reality, gaming and more.
The chip has six cores - four for high efficiency and two for high performance. This promises speed and efficiency that’s 2x faster than the A11 chip and up to 50% lower in battery drainage.
The chip’s graphics processing is also an improvement from the A11 with four cores and 50% faster graphics processing.
The iPhone XS was tested by CNet for its durability in real-life situations such as being dropped from a pocket onto a tar road
CNet conducted a drop test from the height of a pocket. The point of impact was the top corner of the display, with it landing face down. No dents, cracks or scratches were reported. During the same test, it was dropped from eye level. Once again, the steel frame broke the fall, this time leaving a tiny dent. Everything else remained intact.
This feature allows users to type a message on their screen and have the iPhone read the text out aloud.
Zoom allows users to magnify their screen making text and the overall appearance larger and easier to read. One can magnify the screen up to 15 times its original size.
Real-time text (RTT) allows users with hearing impairments to type and send a conversational text while on the phone
The dictation feature allows a user to verbally relay a message while the iPhone types it out. This may be helpful for users who have impairments with their hands or fingers.
Type to Siri is useful for people unable to speak. One can type a query to Siri instead of saying it.
Speak Screen reads anything that’s being displayed on your phone.
Assistive Touch helps users who have difficulty pressing buttons, applying 3D Touch and pinch-to-zoom on an iPhone or iPad. The feature provides an onscreen button which can be tapped instead of having to physically press it on the side.
Closed captions were created for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. Closed captions are also known as subtitles for video or audio material.
Switch Control is for users who have very little mobility and allows them to control their iPhone or iPad using moves as small as a blowing, blinking or clicking a button. Other devices such as a joystick can work with Switch Control.