Noida: Apple Inc. launched three new iPhones on Wednesday during the company’s biggest event of the year, as well as a new Apple Watch. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will support dual SIM and dual standby functionality.
The premium iPhone XS and XS Max come with upgraded 12MP + 12MP camera and 2x optical zoom. There is an improved TrueTone quad-LED flash as well. Both the models have a 7MP RGB camera sensor in the front with F/2.2 aperture while the iPhone XR has a single 12MP camera at the rear.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max would be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage variants in space grey, silver and a new gold colour starting at Rs 99,900 and Rs 1,09,900, respectively through Apple authorised resellers in India. The cheapest of the lot iPhone XR has a starting price of Rs 76,900.
Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are fueled by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chipset built on 7-nm design, which allows for 6.9 billion transistors on the chip. Also, there is a new neural engine with an 8-core dedicated machine learning (ML) processor.
The iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch OLED display while the iPhone XS has 6.5-inch OLED screen — the biggest ever on an iPhone. Other than the size, both the models have 3D Touch and HDR.
The Face ID in these models is said to work faster this time than last year’s iPhone X.
The affordable iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD screen with liquid Retina display and aluminium body instead of a steel one.
The Cupertino-based company also unveiled its new Apple Watch Series 4 with improved health features. Its next generation of Apple Watch features the edge-to-edge display with smaller bezels, which is 30 per cent bigger. The device brings a design overhaul to the Apple Watch as the iPhone-maker is now using a new dual-core 64-bit chipset, custom designed to improve performance.
The iPhone XR will be available for pre-orders starting October 19, while its shipments will begin from October 26 in over 50 countries and territories, including India. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will go up for pre-orders September 14, and ships from September 21 for the first wave of launch countries. In India, it will become available from September 28.