According to a survey of people in line conducted Friday by Loup Ventures, 70 per cent of respondents were seeking to buy the iPhone XS Max, a model that ranges in price from US$1,099 to US$1,449. The awesome folks at iFixit have managed to obtain them as well and diligently pop up the devices to show the world what made these new phones tick. In the USA, the iPhone XS Max with 512 gigabytes of storage costs US$1,449.
Apple's new iPhones are here, and while the iPhone XS improves on the iPhone X in many ways, there's one area where the XS falls behind: battery capacity. It is said to last longer than iPhone X, but is still weaker than Galaxy Note 9's 4,000mAh battery.
You can see how the new iPhones fared in the video (above). The display has about the same surface area as the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus, while the phone itself is only slightly larger than the regular iPhone 7 and 8.
Speaking of trolling, Samsung came up with a special trick of its own that's worth mentioning, especially if you're looking to buy Samsung phones in the UK. They said it's the right time for an upgrade. Here's what to consider if you're thinking of bargain-hunting in the iPhone history bin.
As for the camera, while the iPhone XS and XS Max's rear wide-angle camera has the same 12-MP resolution as before, the actual physical size of the sensor has increased by 32 per cent. Now, customers are looking at almost double that price if they want to buy the new iPhone XS with 64 GB.
Half an hour after the walk-in sales started at 10am, scalpers would only take 512GB iPhone XS Max phones at HK$300-500 higher than the original price, while some refused to take any more of the models with smaller storage.
"You might be happy to wait a month or two after the launch and wait for supply to catch up with demand, and for any problems with the new phones to be identified and (hopefully) fixed", wrote MacWorld's Karen Haslam.
The 10-foot drop pretty much finished off the iPhone X as the rear glass was heavily shattered and further damage was taken on the front. I don't want to spoil the verdict too early, so check back soon to Gizmodo for our full reviews on both the iPhone XS and the XS Max.