Apple finally lifted the curtains off and launched three new iPhone’s this year starting with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Along with these three devices, Apple also launched the new Apple Watch Series 4.
iPhone XS and XS Max:
Talking about iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, they have a close resemblance to iPhone X in terms of design but under the hood these devices rock a new and powerful Chipset from Apple, The A12 Bionic which has improved AI, Machine learning capabilities and a Neural Engine to improve AR Experience. While iPhone XS sport a 5.8-inch Super retina HD display, iPhone XS Max have a larger 6.5-inch Super retina HD display, Which is the largest display Apple has ever made.
Specs wise, other than the display size both of these smartphones don’t have many differences. Coming to Optics both have Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras on the rear and a 7MP front-facing camera. These cameras can do many things like, oh I forgot to say that all the camera capabilities cannot be listed here because they are many in number. But the thing which drew our attention was the new smart HDR, which is supposed to improve picture quality taking total advantage of the A12 Bionic. Apple also claims that the face ID in these smartphones is way faster than the one in iPhone X.
Beyond these specialties, these smartphones also got a bump in the battery capacities, Well the numbers are not disclosed yet but the iPhone XS and XS Max are said to have 30 minutes and 1.5 hrs long battery life than iPhone X respectively. On the Software front, they will come with the new iOS 12 out of the box, which is the most personal and secure OS Apple has ever made. The iPhone XS and XS Max are IP68 certified for water resistance of up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes. What is more terrible is the pricing,
iPhone XS :
- The 4GB/64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 99,900.
- The 4GB/256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,14,900.
- The 4GB/512GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,34,900.
iPhone XS Max:
- The 4GB/64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,09,900.
- The 4GB/256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,24,900.
- The 4GB/512GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 1,44,900.
These are the most powerful and most advanced iPhone’s from Apple so we have to agree with the pricing. These devices will go on sale in India starting September 28 in three color options Gold, silver and space grey.
iPhone XR is the most affordable iPhone from Apple this year. iPhone XR sports a 6.1-inch LCD Retina HD (828×1792 pixels) display. Rated with IP68 iPhone XR has a water resistance of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes and is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic chip. Coming to cameras, it has a 12MP wide-angle rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and has a Quad-LED True tone flash with slow sync technology. It also had a 7MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture. The large side bezels and a chin on this mobile are the most annoying but while seeing such a pretty display those can be left aside. The iPhone XR comes in six different colors and honestly, they are very good looking.
In iPhone XR there is no 3D touch and no dual camera setup but the company promises that the single camera is enough to compete with the rivals as it does well when combined with the A12 Bionic chipset. The battery in this device is said to last up to 1.5 hrs longer than iPhone 8 Plus.
Pricing and availability:
iPhone XR :
- The 3GB/64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 76,900.
- The 3GB/128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 81,900.
- The 3GB/256GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 91,900.
Pre-orders for these devices will start from October 19 and will go on sale in India starting October 26.
All the three smartphones have dual SIM capabilities(nano SIM and an e-SIM)
Apple Watch Series 4
After many years of just software updates to the Apple Watch Series, they have added a new larger and curved display to the new watch. The overall design looks amazing. It is having many health monitoring applications built into it. The pricing for this new watch is also increased. Depending on the size of the watch, the material it is built with and the additional LTE connectivity will cause the price to differ.
- The 40mm Aluminum case with GPS priced at $399
- The 44mm Aluminum case with GPS priced at $429
- The 40mm Aluminum case with GPS+LTE priced at $699
- The 44mm Aluminum case with GPS+LTE priced at $749
- The 40mm Stainless Steel case with GPS+LTE priced at $799
- The 44mm Stainless Steel case with GPS+LTE priced at $849
There are many color options you can choose that matches your taste when you buy one. Pre-orders start on September 14.
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