Apple on Wednesday took covers off its latest flagship iPhone series. Much like last year, the Cupertino giant announced three new variants in its iPhone 2018 lineup, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the cheaper iPhone XR. The iPhone XS Max is essentially a larger iPhone XS. The former sports a 6.5-inch OLED display while the latter has a 5.8-inch OLED display. The three handsets were revealed at Apple’s launch event held at Steve Jobs Theater in Apple Park, and the iPhone XS price in India – along with those of the other two models – were revealed shortly after the event concluded. A major highlight of the new models is support for dual-SIM and dual standby (DSDS), though this is implemented with an eSIM in place of the second SIM for most of the world, while China gets support for two physical SIMs in the iPhone XS Max. Finally, Apple also announced the new iPhone models support Gigabit-class LTE speeds. The company also announced the next generation of its wearable, the Apple Watch Series 4. Also, with this launch, Apple has killed off last year’s iPhone X, iPhone SE as well as the iPhone 6S series, its last models with a 3.5mm earphone jack.
CEO Tim Cook claimed that the iPhone is the “number 1 smartphone in the world” and has an astounding 98 percent customer satisfaction rate. As for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max lineup, Cook says, that it is “the most advanced iPhone we have ever created.”
iPhone XS/XS Max price in India
The iPhone XS comes with a price tag of $999 (roughly Rs. 71,800) for the 64GB variant, $1,149 (roughly Rs. 82,600) for the 256GB variant, and $1,349 (roughly Rs. 97,000) for 512GB. The iPhone XS Max has a starting price of $1,099 (roughly Rs. 79,000) for the 64GB variant, $1,249 (roughly Rs. 89,800) for the 256GB variant, and $1,449 (1,04,200) for the 512GB variant. iPhone XS price in India starts at Rs. 99,900 for the 64GB variant and goes up to Rs. 1,14,900 and Rs. 1,34,900 for the 256GB and 512GB variants, respectively. Likewise, buyers will have to shell to Rs. 1,09,900, Rs. 1,24,900, and Rs. 1,44,900 for the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options of the iPhone XS Max, respectively. Do note, that the Indian rupee is at its lifetime low.
Both models will go up for pre-orders September 14, and ships from September 21 for the first wave of launch countries. In India, it will become available from September 28. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max also get a new Gold colour option, apart from Space Grey and Silver.