RIP iPhone: Apple discontinues its flagships

Joanna Estrada
September 13, 2018

In India, the top variant of the iPhone XR, with 128GB of storage is priced at Rs 91,900.

Speculation includes talk that Apple will introduce three new iPhone models infused with features from a premium iPhone X that debuted past year with a $1,000 price tag.

This is an even smaller carrier than the likes of Boost Mobile, MetroPCS, or Virgin, nonetheless relying on Verizon's "Super LTE" network, as well as allowing customers to build their own plans they can change and refine every 30 days.

Display comes in at 5.8-inch for the iPhone XS, and 6.5-inch for the iPhone XS Max, with a resolution of 2436×1125 on the XS and 2688×1242 on the XS Max. Now, the operator won't sell you the handset itself, and the $400 markdown actually represents a combined 24 monthly bill credits.

Here are all the Apple devices that have received price cut after iPhone XR and iPhone XS launch. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera, both come with the facial recognition feature Face ID. Strangely the iPhone X which was released past year, as well as other iPhones tht were not mentioned is no longer listed on Apple Malaysia's official website. This was the reason Apple went for a cheaper LCD panel and a single camera for the iPhone XR. The accessory is now available in "Satin Gold" and "Satin Silver", both of which can be purchased at Apple's website starting today.

The iPhone XS Max's display size is 26 percent larger than the previous largest iPhone display, marking it the largest increase in screen size since 2014. But remember, Apple used LCD screens up until last year's iPhone X, so longtime fans shouldn't feel the need to rebel. The iPhone XS Max is very similar but it's essentially a "Plus" version of iPhone XS complete with a stunning 6.5-inch OLED panel. But for now, you can aw at the ability to adjust depth-of-field, after having taken a photo.

Of course, a newer iPhone, a faster and more secure biometric experience.

Apple is also accelerating its global rollout compared to prior years, with the XS and XS Max expected to arrive in 22 more countries on September 28, including Andorra, Armenia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and South Africa.

However, avoiding Apple's requisite dongle, which enables users to plug 3.5mm headphones into the Lightning connector, is now impossible.

"Apple doesn't have to prove anything, other than that they are willing to segment the market more", Technalysis Research chief analyst Bob O'Donnell said, while pointing out that the company will likely be "offering a wider array of choices". Buyers can head to offline Apple stores to directly buy the new devices from September 21st. Both models can be pre-ordered this Friday and will be available in stores on September 21 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Although this prediction is in line with the ones made before the phones were officially announced, shipping 40 million units in a couple of months seem like an arduous task.

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