Will my old iPhone X case fit the new iPhone XS?

Replacing the batteries in the iPhone X line will cost more than for other iPhones.                  James Martin  CNET

Even though it is cheaper, according to Apple, iPhone Xr has the best LCD display ever used on a phone.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.

Design-wise TechRadar's Gareth Beavis says that next to the iPhone XS the new iPhone XR is "not quite as attractive", pointing out its thicker bezels and drawing your attention to the fact that its edges aren't made out of the same premium-feeling materials.

The affordable model iPhone Xr instead comes with 3 GB of RAM just like the original iPhone X. Coming to benchmark scores, Geekbench highlighted a very high result in single-core performance for the iPhone Xs Max: 4813 points, that is much better than the previous generation, while there is just a slight difference in multi-core performance with 10266 points. The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup.

With these changes astir, now might be the ideal time to pick up a discontinued iPhone before it falls out of circulation, especially if you're after a model with a headphone jack.

One compelling theory is its price.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 with 64GB of storage, the same price as a smaller screened iPhone 8 256GB model and $50 more than an iPhone plus with 64GB of storage. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera.

So if you want to listen to music with wired headphones on your fancy new $1,449 iPhone XS Max, you'll have to shell out an extra $9.00 for one of the clumsy, much-hated and all-too-frequently lost adapters.

Apple has already revealed what kind of price increase we're in for once the calendar hops over to 2019. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".

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