Moment debuts first-ever MFi certified wireless battery case for iPhone

Angelica Greene
September 14, 2018

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. Up until Wednesday, Apple still sold the Series 1, positioning it as a cheaper alternative to the Apple Watch Series 3, which was announced in 2017. The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21. Most battery cases require a cable to get juice to your iPhone, but Moments case takes advantage of the iPhone X's wireless charging to cut the cord.

Thus, if you have been thinking of keeping your favorite case you now have on your iPhone X, and upgrading to the iPhone XS without splurging more than the $999 Apple demands for it, you will be able to fit the new phone in the old case without the help of a heat gun. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year. The iPhone XS (pronounced "ten ess") and XS Max are the updated version of last year's iPhone X. The XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the XS Max has a 6.5-inch display.

But remember, Apple used LCD screens up until last year's iPhone X, so longtime fans shouldn't feel the need to rebel. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp.

Watch Stephen Colbert’s interview with Bob Woodward on Fear
A new book says Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to have dinner with Donald Trump there last June. And Cohn told Axios that the "book does not accurately portray my experience at the White House".

It's the end of the road for Inbox by Gmail
Fortunately, because Inbox requires a Gmail account to use, all the messages in their Inbox account are also still on Gmail. Why it matters: Inbox by Google users will be disappointed to hear that the email client is being discontinued next year.

Verizon Will Offer 5G Home Internet Next Month in Select Cities
We also asked Verizon for the service's upload speeds and information about what equipment will be used in the home. Today Verizon announced it's launching "the world's first commercial 5G broadband internet service" on October 1st.

As such, Gareth concludes that providing you don't want loads of advanced features, no "bells and whistles", then the camera system on the iPhone XR "will do you just fine".

Single rear camera lens instead of two: This is a big one. Do you believe the new products are as good as we expected them to be?

Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking. Techradar's Apple iPhone XR hands on can be enjoyed in full, at a time that suits you, right now.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER