Apple's big new iPhone set to cost up to $2799

Laverne Mann
September 15, 2018

At $749, the iPhone Xr is $250 cheaper than the iPhone Xs, and $350 cheaper than the iPhone Xs Max, both of which Apple also announced on Wednesday. But in the 7, 8 and X iPhones (as well as the 7 Plus and 8 Plus), the company had included a tiny adapter that let you use the phone's Lightning port with 3.5mm wired headphones.

The phones are updates to last year's iPhone X ("10"), which marks the 10th anniversary of the smartphone - stretching the screen while keeping the overall handset size at or near that of previous models. On the back of the device is a vertical camera setup which houses two cameras and a flash.

A12 Bionic, it is claimed, is 15% faster than A11 processor, 50% more efficient, and provides a 50% boost to graphics performance. Finally, Apple also announced the new iPhone models support Gigabit-class LTE speeds.

Three new iPhones are heading our way: the XS, XS Max, and the XR. The iPhone XS has a price that starts at $999, but tops out at $1,349.

Those needing the (costly) upgrades to their current iPhones can start pre-ordering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS tomorrow, and both will be available in stores on Sept 21. Apple also shared that the second wave of shipment will begin on September 28.

"Looking for the next wave, Apple is clearly expanding into augmented reality and wearables with the Apple Watch and AirPods wireless headphones", the firm said.

The iPhone XR will be available in three storage configurations - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

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What's the difference between the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max?

"I am going to go out on a limb and say the XR is going to become Apple's top-selling iPhone", said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights. The Xr also has also has a single-lens rear camera instead of dual lenses, so it can't do optical zoom, though it still offers the depth control and portrait mode features of its pricier siblings. The iPhone ASP was $724 in the most-recent quarter.

"We want to reach as many customers as we can with this incredible technology", Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said on Wednesday during an event at Apple's Cupertino, California, headquarters.

As a result, many have pointed out that it sounds much like "excess" and 'excess Max'.

Because of its bigger display size, the pixel density is lower at 326ppi which is on par with the regular iPhone 8.

The iPhone XR comes in an assortment of colors.

Tell us the truth.did you ever imagine that one day you'd be contemplating spending more than a grand for a telephone? While we didn't get to spend much time with the Apple Watch 4, it certainly is an improvement on the previous generation in terms of app support and other features.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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