Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends pricing of new iPhones says it's worth the money

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The company's latest phablet will have the new Kirin 980 chipset and is also expected to include a triple-camera setup on the rear.

If you recall, the iPhone X is IP67 rated for water/dust resistance, while the iPhone XS family bumps that up to IP68. The new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max were made available in-store starting on Friday, September 21st in the country of Singapore and in surrounding regions.

It's an especially confusing moment: Apple will sell no fewer than eight iPhone models in 2018. This year, the release schedule is reversed with the two OLED models, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max launching today, and the LCD sporting iPhone XR scheduled for release on October 26th.

The iPhone XS and XS Max were revealed to the world earlier this month, and while we had a firm grasp on United States pricing, the iStore today announced pricing for South Africa.


The iPhone is the dominant smartphone in Japan, enjoying a roughly 50 percent market share, one of the biggest in the world.

The 4-inch iPhone 5 (left) next to a 3.5-inch iPhone 4Reuters/Yves HermanThen, suddenly, in 2014, Apple introduced the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, its largest iPhones ever, with 4.7- and 5.5-inch screens.

The iPhone XR offers an all-screen design that looks very similar to the flagship XS. The iPhone XS Max, meanwhile, is worth Dh4,649, Dh5,279 and Dh6,129, respectively.

In a statement released by the company on Thursday, Deliveroo said: "Following last year's release which saw the iPhone X almost sell-out across Ireland at pre-order, Deliveroo is ensuring that those who decide to queue and buy in store won't go hungry". So yeah, the phones appear to be waterproof up to Apple's specs, but don't go beyond them because you'll ruin your phone.


In fact, for the average Indian, it will take up to 59.9 days of work to be able to afford the new iPhone XS.

Apple's walled-garden approach to iOS does have some advantages.

And Samsung's $1,000 Note9 phone, which came out in August, in some ways out-maxes even the iPhone Xs Max. And you'll be $200 richer.


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