All about the new iPhone XS, XS Max and XR

THE NEW FLAG­SHIP IPHONES FEA­TURE DUAL SIM, A1 2 BIONIC CHIP AND AD­VANCED CAM­ERA.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - CONTENTS - By nidhi sin­gal

septem­ber is usu­ally time for Ap­ple to un­veil the iPhones for the year that the Cu­per­tino giant has been work­ing on for years. This year, it un­veiled three new iPhones -- iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Built on the same de­sign as iPhone X, the new phones packs in a lot more power and, in a first for Ap­ple, sup­port dual SIM too.

5.8-inch iphone XS & 6.5-inch iphone XS max

Re­tir­ing the last year’s iPhone X (not in In­dia yet), Ap­ple has an­nounced two new suc­ces­sors — 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max — with the lat­ter hav­ing the big­gest screen on an iPhone ever. They also sup­port dual SIM and are IP68 cer­ti­fied (they can with­stand up to two me­tres wa­ter for 30 min­utes). Ap­ple has also re­placed the ‘Plus’ on the big­ger vari­ant with ‘Max’. Un­like the pre­vi­ous years, when there used to be dif­fer­ent cam­eras for the Plus and the reg­u­lar vari­ant, both iPhone XS and XS Max fea­ture a 12-megapixel dual cam­era sys­tem with dual op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion with 2x op­ti­cal zoom, apart from a new two times faster sen­sor. New depth con­trol set­tings al­low users to dynamically ad­just the depth of field in the Pho­tos app both in re­al­time pre­view and post-cap­ture to cre­ate por­traits. Por­trait mode with depth con­trol is also avail­able on the TrueDepth cam­era for self­ies.

The A12 Bionic chipset on­board is a seven-nanome­tre chip that Ap­ple claims will de­liver in­dus­try-lead­ing per­for­mance in a more power-ef­fi­cient de­sign. This is a six-core fu­sion ar­chi­tec­ture with two per­for­mance cores that are up to 15 per cent faster, four ef­fi­ciency cores that are up to 50 per cent more ef­fi­cient and a four-core GPU that is up to 50 per cent faster.

The new iPhones will fea­ture iOS 12 out-of-the-box and in­tro­duce new fea­tures such as group no­ti­fi­ca­tion where no­ti­fi­ca­tions from one source are stacked to­gether. The much talked about fea­ture of iOS 12 is Dig­i­tal Health, which keeps track of ac­tiv­ity such as the num­ber of times the phone is un­locked, no­ti­fi­ca­tions re­sponded to, the app you spent the most time on, and more. There is a 'Down­time' op­tion for stay­ing away by grey­ing out the se­lected apps for the set time du­ra­tion. Group Face­Time will sup­port 32 par­tic­i­pants in a group video call. Im­pro­vis­ing Siri ex­pe­ri­ence, iOS 12 in­tro­duces Siri Short­cuts. Putting aug­mented real­ity at the fore­front, the new iPhones also fea­ture Mea­sure app that is pretty ac­cu­rate in mea­sur­ing ob­jects by us­ing the cam­era.

“iPhone XS is packed with next-gen­er­a­tion tech­nolo­gies and is a huge step for­ward for the fu­ture of the smart­phone. iPhone XS is not one but two new iPhone mod­els, and iPhone XS Max of­fers the big­gest dis­play and the big­gest bat­tery ever in an iPhone, de­liv­er­ing up to an hour-anda-half more bat­tery life in your day,” says, Philip Schiller, Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of World­wide Mar­ket­ing. As per the com­pany, iPhone XS lasts 30 min­utes longer than the X, and the XS Max up to 90 min­utes longer. The new iPhones will be avail­able in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB ca­pac­ity mod­els in space gray, sil­ver and a new gold fin­ish start­ing at $999 for iPhone XS and $1,099 for iPhone XS Max.

6.1” Ap­ple iphone XR

En­ter­ing the six-inch seg­ment, Ap­ple has an­nounced an iPhone XR that will not burn as big a hole in your pocket as its pre­de­ces­sors did. But a price tag of $749 comes at the cost of a com­pro­mise — an LCD dis­play in­stead of the OLED on iPhone X, and a sin­gle cam­era mod­ule at the rear.

But don’t lose heart as the 6.1-inch edge-to-edge dis­play comes in a 1,792 x 828 pixel res­o­lu­tion with 326 PPI. Ap­ple claims it is the most colour ac­cu­rate in the in­dus­try with wide colour sup­port and True Tone for a more nat­u­ral view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The 12-megapixel cam­era at the back is the same as the wide-an­gle cam­era and fea­tures op­ti­cal im­age sta­bil­i­sa­tion, apertu ref /1.8, a six- el­e­ment lens, fo­cus pixel with a quad LED true tone flash, and more. Im­prove­ments to ISP, neu­ral en­gine and im­proved soft­ware al­go­rithms en­able por­trait pho­tos with beau­ti­ful bokeh ef­fect. New depth con­trol al­lows users to ad­just the depth of the field both in real-time pre­view and post-cap­ture to cre­ate por­traits with a beau­ti­ful bokeh ef­fect.

There is also the true depth cam­era mod­ule at the front, in­clud­ing an am­bi­ent light sen­sor, a prox­im­ity sen­sor, flood il­lu­mi­na­tor, in­frared cam­era, front cam­era and Dot pro­jec­tor; it also sup­ports FaceID for un­lock­ing the phone.

“iPhone XR helps us reach even more peo­ple with the lat­est in­nova-

tions. iPhone XR makes it pos­si­ble for more peo­ple to have the great ex­pe­ri­ence of the lat­est iPhone X tech­nol­ogy, in beau­ti­ful new de­signs, at a more af­ford­able price,” says Philip Schiller, Ap­ple’s Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent of World­wide Mar­ket­ing.

Made from a 7,000-se­ries aero­space-grade alu­minium and more durable glass, iPhone XR is IP 67 cer­ti­fied that makes it dust and wa­ter re­sis­tant. Phone XR will sup­port ges­tures as Ap­ple bids good­bye to its iconic home but­ton for iPhones. Pow­ered by the A12 Bionic chipset with next-gen­er­a­tion neu­ral en­gine, the XR fea­tures a seven­nanome­ter chip that Ap­ple claims will de­liver in­dus­try-lead­ing per­for­mance in a more power-ef­fi­cient de­sign. This is a six-core fu­sion ar­chi­tec­ture with two per­for­mance cores that are up to 15 per cent faster, four ef­fi­ciency cores that are up to 50 per cent more ef­fi­cient, a four-core GPU that is up to 50 per cent faster, pow­er­ful Ap­ple-de­signed im­age sig­nal pro­ces­sor, video en­coder, and more.

iPhone XR will also come with iOS 12 out-of-the-box, which will in­tro­duce new fea­tures such as group no­ti­fi­ca­tion, Dig­i­tal Health, 'Down­time' op­tion and Group Face­Time to sup­port 32 par­tic­i­pants. Im­pro­vis­ing Siri ex­pe­ri­ence, the iOS 12 has in­tro­duced Siri Short­cuts. Putting aug­mented real­ity at the fore­front, the new iPhones also fea­tures Mea­sure app that is pretty ac­cu­rate in mea­sur­ing ob­jects by us­ing the cam­era.

iPhone XR uses LTE Ad­vanced for fast down­load speeds and in­tro­duces Dual SIM through the use of a nano-SIM and a dig­i­tal eSIM. Avail­able in three stor­age ca­pac­i­ties, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, iPhone XR hope­fully will be start­ing at $749 on­wards.

While iPhone XS and XS Max w i l l launch i n In­dia on Septem­ber 28, a week af­ter it goes on sale in the US and some other coun­tries, iPhone XR will be launched glob­ally on Oc­to­ber 26, in­clud­ing In­dia. iPhone XS price in In­dia starts at 99,900 for the 64GB vari­ant and goes up to 1,14,900 and 1,34,900 for the 256GB and 512GB vari­ants, re­spec­tively. Sim­i­larly, iPhone XS Max will cost

1,09,900, 1,24,900 and 1,44,900 for 64GB, 256GB and 512GB vari­ants, re­spec­tively. The much af­ford­able is iPhone XR start­ing at

76,900. This year, the In­dia pric­ing is slightly higher com­pared to the last few years due to ris­ing dol­lar, higher im­port du­ties, and more.

This year, The in­dia pric­ing is slighTly higher coM­pared To The lasT few years due To ris­ing dol­lar, higher iM­porT du­Ties

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