Apple unveils updated Watch and priciest iPhone ever at latest launch

Pauline Obrien
September 13, 2018

They may become even more attractive to buyers looking for used iPhone deals.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will feature a larger screen, more than 30% larger than previous generations. In addition to the iPhone XS and the bigger XS Max-this year's follow-ups to the iPhone X-Apple unveiled the rumored "budget" version of the handset, the iPhone XR.

Apple launches the new, affordable iPhone XR. iPhone XR will have a display measuring 6.1 inches with an LCD display.

The dimensions and weight differ too of course, with the iPhone XR coming in at 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm and 194g, while the iPhone 8 is 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm and 148g.

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The XR uses the LCD screens of Apple's past, and lacks the pressure-sensing 3D Touch feature that debuted on the iPhone 6S. It also comes in silver and space gray.

On the other hand, the iPhone X presently retails in India for Rs 96,800 for the 256GB version and its successor, the iPhone XS starts at a massive Rs 99,900 for just the 64GB model, thereby just in touching distance of the Rs 1 lakh mark. That means neither phone has as good a screen as the OLED iPhone XS handsets.

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The company said the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have dual-SIM and dual standby technology. The A12 Bionic also has a 50% faster GPU and an improved neural engine.

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Getting more specific, the iPhone XR can apparently last for up to 15 hours of internet use or 16 hours of video, while the iPhone 8 is quoted as lasting for up to 12 hours of internet use or 13 hours of video.

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.

It has a starting price of $749 / £749 / AU$1,229 for 64GB, rising to $799 / £799 / AU$1,299 for 128GB and $899 / £899 / AU$1,479 for 256GB. For those of you who have been hoping that the prices of the phones would pale in comparison to last year's models, there is some disheartening news for you.

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