Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR

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On stage at the company's live event at its Apple Park campus in California, a fourth generation Apple Watch was also announced by the firm.

It's a more dated look and one that none of Apple's latest phones sport, but it's sure to appeal to some.

Mr Cook said the updates took the iPhone "to the next level".

In China, the new iPhones will feature two physical SIM cards, while the rest of the world will get a software-based SIM standard using the eSIMs with support from telecom carriers.

The newest entry in the segment is the iPhone XS Max, and it will start at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB version in India.

Late previous year Apple was hit with a massive iPhone slowdown scandal that seemed to confirm the conspiracy theory that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone to force users to upgrade. In addition to the iPhone XS and the bigger XS Max-this year's follow-ups to the iPhone X-Apple unveiled the rumored "budget" version of the handset, the iPhone XR.

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All the three new iPhones share most of the same core features. But it also killed six models in the process, retiring the aging iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and the iPhone X. While Apple won't sell these particular phones in store, it doesn't mean they're just going to disappear.

Apple iPhone XR models rest on a table during a launch event on September 12, 2018, in Cupertino, California.

The iPhone XR is in a way the start of a new range from Apple, falling somewhere between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone XS, but it's the iPhone 8 that it's the clear successor to. Instead, it uses haptic feedback like a trackpad when you long-press an icon on the display.

The phones are powered by A12 engine with an 8-core design with a smart compute system.

Hindustan Times, owned by HT Media Ltd, is one of India's largest publications that provides unbiased news, analysis and features on politics, sports, entertainment, lifestyle and more. "We expect the iPhone XS Max to have exactly the same effect despite its price tag".

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