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Apple unveils iPhone XS, XS Max and XR


New Delhi: Apple Company on Thursday unveiled three more new models of iPhone including iPhone XS, XS Max and XR. With this, the company will be offering a total of seven iPhone models.

Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 will now have a starting price of Rs 32,249, and will become the entry-level model as soon as stocks of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and SE runs out.

Specification wise, the iPhone XS and XS Max will offer a 5.8 inch and a 6.5 inch OLED screens, respectively, while the “low-end” XR features a 6.1 inch LCD ‘Liquid Retina’ screen.

This apart, all three models are the first to feature Apple’s homegrown A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially available 7mm processor, and all come adorned with the notched display that first debuted on last year’s iPhone X.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order from September 14 and its shipping would begin from September 21. Similarly, the iPhone XR will be available for pre-order from October 19 and will be available from 26 October.

However, Apple’s all three iPhones come with a single physical nano-sim slot but this time around, the slot also makes room for an eSIM, which will allow users to use more than one carrier of their device

Know what is eSIM:

The term ‘eSIM’ is embedded with the SIM card. It all needs to be supported by the network or carrier and enabled by them. eSIM is basically a small chip inside your phone and works in a similar way to the NFC chip inside your phone.

The information on an eSIM is rewritable, meaning you can decide to change operator with a simple phone call. They’re really easy to add to a data plan – connecting devices with eSIMs to a mobile account can be done in minutes, and they can be connected to multiple networks as well with multiple eSIMs.

Availability with Indian network service providers:

eSIM won’t be readily available through all operators and the current list only include 14 operators, of which only 2 are available in India.

Airtel and Reliance Jio support eSIMs in India and will be able to offer their solutions once Apple seeds an update to the iOS 12 on the iPhone. This means none of the devices will support dual sim functionality at the time of its release.

However, with the rollout of the update we can expect more operators to join in on the fun.


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