Meet Apple’s iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr: Specs, Price, Release Date Announced

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On Wednesday, Apple announced its latest updates to the iPhone and Apple Watch, adding three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch to its catalog of devices. This, of course, means that consumers will have to fork out extra money to be able to used wired earphones/headphones with their brand new (and rather pricey) iPhones. The new product lineup, which offers higher average selling prices and dual-sim card support, may fuel stronger sales and profitability next year, they said.

Apple revealed the shimmery new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR with a new powerful chip and better camera.

The availability date for the iPhone Xr, set for October 26, was a bit later than expected, but it won't impact unit demand, "particularly given most early adopters will skew to the Xs Max".

Connections-wise Gareth confirms there is no headphone port, but that a pair of Lightning connector earbuds come packed in the box.

Apple's iPhone XR model pricing is "below expectation", Goldman Sachs says. Now, with different price points, the addition and removal of certain features on certain devices, and the death of the headphone jack for good, it feels like Apple doesn't care whether or not consumers actually like what's happening to their smartphones. 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.

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Those devices, plus the iPhone X, are no longer available through Apple's website.

The iPhone XS / XS Max pack a dual-camera setup as expected, but there are some major improvements here over the iPhone X. We now have a 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle lens + new sensors, along with a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. The online world erupted at Apple's new price list. However, the Xr ASP of $750 is a "modest offset". In India, the top variant of the iPhone XR, with 128GB of storage is priced at Rs 91,900.

Xfinity Mobile will start pre-orders on September 14 for the XS and XS Max from its online store.

Pricing details weren't available at time of publish.

Yes, technically you can still buy a "new" iPhone 7 from Apple, and with a new starting price of £450, it's not all that expensive. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp.

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