iPhone XS

Video: comparing the iPhone XS (2018) to the iPhone 11 Pro (2019) in 2020

The iPhone XS went on sale on September 21, 2018, almost nineteen months ago. A year and a half is a long time in this industry, but Apple's relentless pace of iOS updates coupled with hardware chops has managed to keep old iPhones fresh for years before they eventually become outdated. That said, we set out to find out how the iPhone XS compares to the iPhone 11 Pro, Apple's latest and greatest model released six months ago on September 20, 2019.

iPhone turned itself off and won’t turn back on? Try this fix

During a recent episode of our podcast, I mentioned that I had overslept that morning due to my iPhone 11 Pro turning itself off overnight. It was positioned perfectly on a wireless charger, with plenty of battery left over from the day before, and it had absolutely no water damage or any other notable hardware concerns. It simply turned itself off, and wouldn't turn back on.

As it turns out, this is just one of those things that happens sometimes to iPhone models X and newer. Luckily, after some stringent googling, I was able to work out an easy fix for it. So I thought it would be helpful if I shared that fix here on iDB in case you are ever unlucky enough to come across this weird bug.

Free DoubleTake app turns your iPhone into multi-cam studio

DoubleTake

Filmic captured a lot of iPhone users' interest last fall when they gave a demonstration of their Filmic Pro app running on the new iPhone 11 Pro, for its ability to capture video simultaneously from multiple iPhone cameras. Now the company has released that functionality in a free app called DoubleTake, which is now available for download from the App Store. And it works with iPhone models besides the iPhone 11.

iPhone XS smacks iPhone 11 Pro in app launching speed test

Apple’s annual iPhone unveiling typically includes the introduction of an all-new SoC with modest speed improvements, with this year’s focus being the A13 Bionic chip. At the Keynote, Apple’s vice president of silicon manufacturing Sri Santhanam said that all mechanisms of the A13 Bionic chip would be nearly 20% faster than its predecessor; but is this the case?

Now that the iPhone 11 Pro is readily available to those who pre-ordered or tried their luck at local retail stores, it should come as no surprise that these numbers are being put to the test. In one example, YouTube personality EverthingApplePro compared the app launching performance of the iPhone 11 Pro to the previous-generation iPhone XS with astonishing results:

New iPhone cases show design differences between iPhone XS and iPhone 11

Our friends over at Totallee recently sent us over some of their ultra-thin, branding-free cases for Apple's next-gen iPhones. And with the company's big media event now less than 24 hours away, we thought it was the perfect time to post a few hands-on photos, showing the expected design differences between the iPhone XS and the iPhone 11.