New iPhones to reach Qatar by Sept 28

Doris Richards
September 13, 2018

With the launch of the new iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, Apple has reduced the price of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 models by £100.

We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a lovely smartphone display in its own right.

That may be because the new iPhone XS has the same starter price, meaning Apple would have to offer the iPhone X at a discount. It packs a 5.8 inch Super Retina OLED display with the resolution of 1125×2234 pixels. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size. Further, the display supports Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR 10 for better picture quality. Likewise, he noted Face ID improvements resulting from faster algorithms and a faster secure enclave.

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

The Beats Solo3 Wireless on-ear headphones, priced at $299.95 United States dollars, incorporates Apple's W1 chip for easy one-step Bluetooth connection, while featuring adjustable cushioned, pivoting ear cups. Although there's only one 12-megapixel camera on the XR's glass backing, some software work with iOS 12 means you don't sacrifice portrait mode shots. The ISP is capable of performing one trillion operations on every photo at the moment it's taken.


We also got a 108 second recap of the event that highlights all the key moments. Now, the latest alleged Geekbench scores show two devices with varying amounts of RAM running the latest SoC with the scores and other details highlighted.

Since that phone lasted longer than the iPhone X in CNET's looping video tests(in airplane mode), we at least have an inkling that the XR could outlast Apple's more expensive iPhones.

Apple is also introducing Dual SIM capabilites to its 2018 iPhone lineup, incorporating Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) and eSIM technology to allow users to provision a second phone number - even on a different carrier and have both lines simultaneously active for receiving calls. The price for the iPhone XS starts at $999 for the 64 GB model and goes up from there for 256 GB and 512 GB.

The watch, sold in the United States from $399 and up, will be available in stores on September 21. This alone gives good reason for the cellular features of Apple Watch.

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