Got $1100? Apple shows off its most expensive iPhone yet

Joanna Estrada
September 15, 2018

While Apple has provided the India pricing details of its new iPhones, the company is yet to announce what Series 4 will cost in India. And, the home button has been done away with on this model too.

IPhone Xs is the successor of iPhone X that was launched previous year. Both the wide-angle and telephoto cameras have optical image stabilization for crisper images while the phone is being hand-held in challenging light conditions. And battery life with Global Positioning System enabled is extended to six hours to cover longer endurance activities.

Other: Face ID, NFC, Wireless charging, 3D Touch.

For users on Apple's upgrade plan, the tricked-out iPhone XS Max will run them a cool $68.66 a month on a 24-month payment plan.

The iPhone XS Max, which will be available on September 21 - with orders open the week before - represents Apple's attempt to feed consumers' appetite for increasingly larger screens as they rely on smartphones to watch and record video and to take photos wherever they are. That display also has a 60% greater dynamic color range, which means images and graphics pop. Expectations for Apple's lineup have been fueled by reports from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is based in Taiwan, where numerous contracts manufacture that also make Apple products are based. The XS also has a new speaker array, which allows for wider stereo sound when playing games and watching videos. The company also claims that the sensor itself is "2x faster", likely referring to sensor readout speed. You still get the dual-camera setup on the back, but with larger sensors, and a new Smart HDR feature that should make photography much easier. Finally, it incorporates the A12 Bionic chip as well as the same advanced AI-driven camera features as the Xs models. It is more efficient, and up to 15 percent more faster. It features a 6-core design (2 big + 4 small), plus a 4-core GPU and a new 8-core neural engine, which add up to a whopping 6.9 billion transistors.

On the security front, FaceID is present and is deemed faster than the one fitted in iPhone X.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the next flagship smartphones from the company. The iPhone Xs Max is a higher-end version with a 6.5-inch OLED screen, making it one of the biggest on the market - and one of the most-expensive at $1 099 and up.

The iPhone XS will be available on September 21 and cost £999 (64GB), £1149 (256GB), or £1349 (512GB).

The new iPhone XR features Apple's first Liquid Retina Display.

So now we know officially what we've thought we've known for weeks, Apple has gone big.

But that's all changed this year.

Up to 8 complications fit on one of Apple's new Watch faces.

Clearly the most noticeable aspect of the XR is the fact that this is Apple's most colourful iPhone since the 5C.

So just what is the Max like? The 38mm Global Positioning System variant of Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 will now be available for Rs 28,900 while the 42mm model will cost Rs 31,900. This allows for apps to show more elements, like side lists.

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