iPhone XR gets haptic touch notification preview with iOS 12.1.1 update

iOS 12.1.1

The iPhone XR is currently the best selling iPhone at the moment but it’s also the only new iPhone that lacks 3D touch. Instead, it comes with Haptic Touch which isn’t pressure-sensitive but it gives a haptic feedback when you perform long-presses. 

To bridge the gap between haptic touch and 3D touch, Apple is enabling notification preview on the iPhone XR with the latest iOS 12.1.1 update which is rolling out now to all supported iOS devices.

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iOS 12.1 available for download from today. Should fix “beautygate” bug, brings Group FaceTime and new emoji to iPhone and iPad

iOS 12.1 is available from Tuesday, October 30 for the iPhone (from iPhone 5S and later), the iPad (from iPad mini 2 and later) and even the 6th generation iPod touch. The update brings with a list of enhancements including support for Group FaceTime and 70 new emoji for the iPhone and iPad.

For the newer iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, iOS 12.1 will enable Depth Control in camera preview and dual SIM support via eSIM.

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Could this be the official Malaysian pricing for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR?

UPDATE: Apple Malaysia accepts pre-orders for the iPhone XS and XS Max starting 19 October. The iPhone XS is officially priced from RM4,999.

11street has been rather proactive when it comes to bringing the latest iPhone XS into Malaysia. Two weeks ago, they were the first e-commerce platform to offer pre-orders for imported units with price starting from RM4,999. For those who prefer to get official Apple Malaysia units, it appears that 11street is now accepting pre-orders and you could get it by end of next month.

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The iPhone XS Max has the most RAM and battery capacity of any iPhone

When it comes to specs, Apple doesn’t officially disclose the amount of RAM and battery capacity for their mobile devices. Perhaps it is to keep things simple and usually, the amount of battery capacity doesn’t necessary represent real world battery life. iPhones in general are very power efficient considering they come with much smaller batteries than its Android rivals.

If you want to look up the nitty-gritty details of the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, we’ve finally gotten our answers from its TENAA certification listing in China. As you would expect with any large screen device, the iPhone XS Max has the most RAM and battery ever fitted on an iPhone.

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This is the iPhone XS queue in Singapore

When Apple announced the iPhone X last year, it was their most expensive iPhone yet. However, the high pricetag didn’t deter hundreds of people from queueing up overnight ahead of its official release.

Now we have the iPhone XS and Apple has raised the bar higher with a more premium iPhone XS Max that offers an even larger 6.5″ display and it comes with huge 512GB storage option. Will people still queue up for an even more expensive iPhone? Just check out the queue in front of the Apple Store in Singapore.

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