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  1. Apple iPhone Event Highlights: Dual-SIM iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs announced alongside ‘cheaper’ iPhone Xr

Apple iPhone Event Highlights: Dual-SIM iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xs announced alongside ‘cheaper’ iPhone Xr

Apple September Event 2018 Live: Apple has finally announced the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and Apple Watch Series 4 at its "Gather round" event.

By: | Updated:Sep 13, 2018 1:36 am
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max announced at Apple event

Apple Event 2018: Apple has finally announced the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr at its grand event held at the Steve Jobs Theater in California. The iPhone Xs has a 5.8-inch Super Retina display while the iPhone Xs Max has a 6.5-inch Super Retina display. The display supports HDR and there are stereo speakers packed in both the iPhones. Both the new iPhones have Face ID as the biometric method. The iPhone Xr is the iPhone for the masses as it packs nearly similar features at a lower price point. Apple also launched the Apple Watch Series 4 with support for ECG and sensors that can detect the fall and alert the local emergency numbers.

Phil Schiller announced the pricing of the iPhones that have just been launched. Proving the predictions true, Apple announced the pricing as follows – iPhone Xr will cost $749 for the base variant, the iPhone Xs costs $999 while the iPhone Xs Max will start at $1,099. All three iPhones will come in the 512GB storage option while the OLED iPhones will have two other variants – 64GB and 256GB while the iPhone Xr will pack 64GB and 128GB other than the top-end storage variant.

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are the new iterations that pack a few subtle improvements at a plain sight. The new Apple A12 Bionic is the fastest processor, as Apple says, that will power the iPhones. With new machine learning sourced from the new neural engine, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max can do over 5 trillion operations per second. There is now the first-ever 512GB iPhones coming to the stores. The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs has support for dual SIM cards, for the first time ever in the history of iPhones.

The iPhone Xr has been launched to reach more customers, made with durable glass and comes in White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED colours. There is a 6.1-inch LCD display that runs from edge to edge with Pixel masking technology. Apple is calling the Liquid Retina Display, because of the change in the material. iPhone Xr is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic, supports Face ID, Tap to wake, True Tone display, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the rear, TrueDepth camera on the front.

 

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Apple iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max announced
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00:15 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr price announced

iPhone Xr will cost $749 for the base variant, the iPhone Xs costs $999 while the iPhone Xs Max will start at $1,099. All three iPhones will come in the 512GB storage option while the OLED iPhones will have two other variants - 64GB and 256GB while the iPhone Xr will pack 64GB and 128GB other than the top-end storage variant.

00:15 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr price announced

iPhone Xr will cost $749 for the base variant, the iPhone Xs costs $999 while the iPhone Xs Max will start at $1,099. All three iPhones will come in the 512GB storage option while the OLED iPhones will have two other variants - 64GB and 256GB while the iPhone Xr will pack 64GB and 128GB other than the top-end storage variant.

00:14 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs, Xs Max and iPhone Xr price

00:08 (IST) 13 Sep 2018
iPhone Xr is for everyone

The iPhone Xr is powered by the Apple A12 Bionic, supports Face ID, Tap to wake, True Tone display, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the rear, TrueDepth camera on the front. However, there is no 3D Touch on the iPhone Xr. It can deliver 90 minutes more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus, Schiller emphasised speaking at the event.

23:59 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
iPhone Xr announced

Apple after a making a blitz of announcements about the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max finally announced the iPhone Xr - its cheapest iPhone model this year. The iPhone Xr is here to reach more customers, made with durable glass and comes in White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED colours. There is a 6.1-inch LCD display that runs from edge to edge with Pixel masking technology. Apple is calling the Liquid Retina Display, because of the change in the material.

23:53 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
Jio, Airtel to be among telcos for Apple SIM card

Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone are the partner telecom companies for the Apple SIM card that will double up as the second SIM card in the new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max. In China, Apple will allow two physical SIM cards due to the regulations over there. It seems India will be getting the dual-SIM iPhones.

23:49 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
Dual SIM iPhone announced!

Apple has finally realised the need for two SIM cards and has announced the first-ever dual-SIM iPhone with dual standby. Apple will offer eSIM (Apple SIM) as one option while the one provided by your carrier can be inserted into the regular tray. 

23:47 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs Cameras

Apple is touting 'computational photography' that will allow you to adjust the depth of field from f/1.4 to f/16 so that you can make the subject stand out in the picture. 

23:40 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
Super HDR is the new HDR on iPhone Xs

A new feature is now introduced on the iPhone Xs called the Super HDR that is a product of the marriage of the neural engine and the image signal processor. It can automatically capture zero shutter lag photos when the subject is moving that will produce all the aspects of the light around the subject to seam one picture.

23:38 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max cameras

Phil Schiller is back onstage to talk about the cameras in the iPhones. "The world's most popular cameras" have been used by professionals to capture moments that have been covered in the TIME magazine. The iPhone Xs has a 12-megapixel wide camera and a 12-megapixel telephoto camera with a new TrueDepth lens. Both the lenses have OIS while a 7-megapixel is on the front.

23:37 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs Camera specifications

23:32 (IST) 12 Sep 2018
iPhone Xs, Xs Max features

The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs come with a new neural engine that can solve 5 trillion operations in a second. Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades coming to the iPhone this fall. The AR prowess of the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max is being demoed in the NBA game.

Apple will announce its refreshed lineup of products including three new iPhones at its "Gather round" event today. The event will also see an improved iPad Pro, a new MacBook, new AirPods, new Mac mini, new Apple Watch models, and a Wireless Charging Pad.

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