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iPhones getting bigger, pricier

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 9/12/18, 03:35 pm

Apple showcased three new iPhones Wednesday, including the new iPhone XS Max, with the largest phone display the tech company has ever manufactured. The Max has an 6.5-inch edge-to-edge screen and will sell for $1,100, $100 more than last year’s iPhone X. The iPhone XS, an update to last year’s model, will stay at $1,000, and a new iPhone XR, made with cheaper materials in an effort to reach customers who don’t want to pay the higher price tag, will sell for about $750. The XS models come out Sept. 21, while the XR is due out on Oct. 26.

Apple also announced it will release a free update to its iOS operating system next Tuesday, followed by a Mac software update a week later.

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Kiley Crossland

Kiley reports on marriage, family, and sexuality for WORLD Digital. Follow Kiley on Twitter @KileyCrossland.

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  • CaptTee's picture
    Posted: Thu, 09/13/2018 09:12 pm

    I am glad my paid for iPhone 6 Plus is still working great! I can't afford one of the new ones.

    Hopefully, Apple will come out with a lower cost iPhone by the time mine dies, because even if I could afford it, the idea of paying that much (even $750) for a phone is too hard to justify.

  • JerryM
    Posted: Sun, 09/23/2018 08:11 am

    The cost of these smart phones is not only financial as more and more research about their negative effects accumulates.