Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Technology | By Lionel Gonzales

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

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

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Jason Hiner and Bill Detwiler discuss Apple's latest mobile hardware, including the most expensive iPhone ever and the increasingly health-conscious Apple Watch Series 4.

The Chinese phone maker took to the streets outside Singapore's Apple Store to give out power banks to buyers queuing to be one of the first to get Apple's newest iPhones.

Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max launch on September 21 followed by the iPhone XR on October 26.

This year's demand isn't as extreme as the early years of the iPhone, or even last year with the iPhone X. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have faster processors, camera improvements, and the Max offers a bigger screen.

Unlike most Android handset makers, Apple doesn't disclose precise details about the iPhone's battery or RAM. In India, an average earner can well forget about buying the new iPhone.

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The more affordable iPhone XR with its 6.1-inch LCD or "Liquid Retina" screen also has a bigger battery than the iPhone X at 2,942mAh. The Xs starts at $999 while the Xs Max has a $1,099 price tag. This is especially true when it comes to battery size and RAM.

Notably, these values are higher than previous iPhone releases, such as last year's iPhone X, which boasted 3 GB of RAM. New orders of numerous new Watch models won't arrive until the end of October in the U.S., while orders from China are seeing a 3-4 week wait time.

It's the first confirmation we've had that the new iPhone XS has a smaller physical battery than the iPhone X.

Just down the street at the Courts store, queues have also formed, but not as major as the one outside the Apple Store.

Apple in a required filing with China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has revealed the amount of RAM and the battery capacity of each of its new iPhones - information the Cupertino-based company doesn't readily advertise. This time though, Apple has combined the two batteries to make one single L-shaped unit.

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