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Apple accidentally reveals iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max names

13 September, 2018, 00:23 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • New iPhone could make history

Apple says that the iPhone XS will offer 30 minutes more battery life than the iPhone X, while the XS Max will serve up to 90 more minutes of juice than last year's model.

Rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has a few models that cost almost as much as Apple models, but the bulk of its lineup, like that of other phone makers, consists of cheaper models.

The listings have since vanished as Apple took the online Apple Store offline - customary before its live events - ahead of the new devices being officially unveiled in California on Wednesday evening.

The phones come in three colors: Gold, Silver and Space Gray in two sizes: the XS Max at 6.5-inches and XS at 5.8-inch.


Apple Inc is expected to blast further past the $1,000 price barrier when it launches new iPhones on Wednesday, but Wall Street is most intrigued by how deep into its larger-than-ever lineup prices hikes may go. The big display will use traditional, lower-cost LCD technology, but look more like last year's iPhone X than the iPhone 8, which itself looked similar to phones going back to 2014's iPhone 6. Both phones will finally bring Dual SIM card support to the iPhone family.

The XR sports Face ID support, and while it lacks 3D touch, it will sport a new Haptic Touch feature that will allow you to open select apps right from the home screen with a long press.

We're also expecting to see a new and improved Apple Watch with an edge-to-edge display; updated, waterproof AirPods; and the possibility of an improved MacBook Air. The event, which is scheduled to start at 6pm United Kingdom time, will see Apple unveil three new iPhones and a brand-new Apple Watch as well. Apple Watch Series 4 boasts a speaker that is 50 percent louder as well as a better microphone. Expectations for Apple's lineup have been fueled by reports from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is based in Taiwan, where numerous contract manufactures that also make Apple products are based.

The Apple Watch Series 4 will be available for pre-order on September 14 and launch on September 21, starting at $399 for the Global Positioning System model and $499 for the cellular option.

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