Apple has launched its new flagship iPhones: the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at its much-hyped ‘Gather Round’ event held in the Steve Jobs Theater in California, US. These are not the end; one of the most sought-after devices, the Apple Watch Series 4 has also been officially unveiled at the same event by the California-based mobile manufacturer.
As per technical specifications, the iPhone XS sports a 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 1125 x 2436 pixel, a 6-core design, a 4-core GPU and a new 8-core neutral engine.
Coming to the price tag and its availability, the Apple iPhone XS (64GB) costs $1,000 or €1,149 or £999
but the iPhone XS Max (64GB) is set at $1,100 or €1,249 or £1,099. Both the devices will go up for pre-order on September 14 and shipment will start from September 21. Pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XR will be commenced from October 19 before the device starts shipping on October 26.
Both the iPhone XS and XS Max have Super Retina resolution screens, which offer HDR, a 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision and carry a notch. The devices are crafted from surgical-grade stainless steel and the “most durable glass ever in a smartphone”, with the IP68 certification.
Coming to the photography details, the iPhone XS and XS Max support a dual 12MP camera setup, which is greater than the camera megapixel of iPhone X and Apple’s Face ID tech for facial authentication.
A 7MP TrueDepth camera will be the sensor for both the devices for selfies and video-calling. The sensor is “twice as fast” as compared with the iPhone X. The handsets support a new feature called Smart HDR, which can gather many images of a moving subject and form it to make the best shot.
In terms of battery capacity, Apple has announced that the iPhone XS will last 30 minutes longer battery capacity than the iPhone X, on the other hand, the Apple iPhone XS Max can fuel you an extra hour and a half.
One interesting salient feature of these newly unveiled iPhones is the iPhone XS and XS Max are the first iPhones to support dual SIM,(a physical SIM card and Apple’s own eSIM).
For Chinese markets, Apple will offer a specific phone with two physical SIM slots.
Apple iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch LCD display and a 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture. It is powered by Apple A12 Bionic processor.
Price details for India:
The iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be offered in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants. The smartphones will be available in the market in three colour options: silver, space grey and gold colours. For the iPhone XR models, red colour will be another option in addition to the cited colours.
The Pricing details of the iPhone XR 64GB storage is Rs 76,900 while the 128GB and 256GB variants are set at Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900 respectively. The iPhone XS Max 64GB will be made for sale at Rs 1,09,900 but for the the 256GB and 512GB storage versions, it will be priced at Rs 1,24,900 and Rs 1,44,900 respectively. The Apple iPhone XS 64GB variant is set at Rs 99,900 while the 256GB storage costs at Rs 1,14,900 and 512GB storage variants at Rs 1,34,900. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be made available in India starting September 28. For the iPhone XR, you can place a pre-order starting October 19. We’ll keep you updated soon. Stay tuned.