Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

Judy Cobb
September 15, 2018

You can even add your contacts to your watch face and tap to connect.

Design-wise, the iPhone Xr bears similarities to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max with a 6.1-inch all-screen build, slim bezels and the signature notch which incorporates Face ID and gestural navigation, but for a considerably lower price starting at $749 Dollars, and available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB models.

The document also notes that all replacements for iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will cost $29 only until December 31st.

The iPhone XR will start shipping next month, well after the more expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, which become available in India on September 28, though the dual-SIM functionality may arrive at a later stage via a software update, as per Apple's website.

Apple unveiled the XS, with a 5.8-inch (14.7-cm) screen, starting at $999, and the larger XS Max, with a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) screen, starting at $1,099 and a low-priced 6.1-inch iPhone Xr made of aluminum, with an edge-to-edge liquid retina display, starting at $749.

While the two XS devices will be available to pre-order from Friday and go on-sale on September 21, the XR will not be released until October. The company will make iPhone Xs devices in gold, space gray, and silver finishes.

"iPhone Xs is packed with next-generation technologies and is a huge step forward for the future of the smartphone".

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Although it didn't sell quite as analysts anticipated, the iPhone X still emerged as the most popular in Apple's line-up, according to Cook. They both have HDR, Dolby Vision and HDR 10.

This marks the largest color choice offered by Apple since the iPhone 5C. Wider stereo playback creates a more immersive soundstage.

In terms of device construction, the iPhone XR boasts "aerospace-grade" aluminum with glass backing, allowing for full wireless charging functionality. The A12 bionic has six CPU cores and can run either with two high-performance cores or four more power-efficient cores, Schiller said. There are 512 GB storage options for the first time.

All of this unlocks new experiences for games, photography, video editing and graphics-intensive apps. Apple promises battery life of over and hour and half from the iPhone X. Talk time is expected to be up to 25 hours while Internet usage is set at 13 hours.

The next-generation Neural Engine is built for advanced machine learning in everything from photography to augmented reality. The A12 Bionic's AI block claims 5 tera-ops per second versus the 600 giga-ops delivered by the one in the A11. Long story short - this should be a very fast phone.

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Both also get IP68 dust and water protection ratings, so they are waterproof up to a maximum depth of 2 metres for as much as 30 minutes.

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