And here they are. After much speculations, mysteries and rumour spreading, Apple Inc. has launched three new iPhone and much more last night, on September 12. Bundled up this year are three new devices – Apple iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR – and much more. Keep reading for the secret tip.

The wait is over (until next year), three new models –  iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone XR were launched by Apple last night at Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, California. This year, Apple has to offer two premium iPhones — the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, and a more “affordable” would be the iPhone XR (R for reasonable?). Spoiler alert – the prices of even the “affordable” one might make tears roll down your face. Alright so, here it is. In the US, the price of the iPhone XS starts at $999 (Rs 71962.97) while the price of the 64GB and the iPhone XS Max starts at $1099 (Rs 79166.47) ; and the affordable XR comes for $749 (Rs 53954.22). While that might seem reasonable for the latest iPhone, the prices for India will be different and trust me, they will set new benchmarks and make the costly iPhone X seem cheaper!

The iPhone Xs starts at Rs 99,900 for 64 GB version and will go up to around Rs 1,34,000 for 512 GB. The bigger iPhone Xs Max begins at Rs 1,09,900 and  will go up to Rs 1,44,900 for 512 GB variant. And yes, the supposedly more affordable iPhone XR will cost Rs 76,900. Reportedly iPhone Xs and the Xs Max will start shipping to India on 28th September, and pre-orders begin as soon as 14 September. But the shipping of XR will begin a little later on 26 October this year. Time for secret tip. If you are really looking forward to buying one of the new iPhone, you should opt for getting them from the US. Or Hong Kong. Even if one pays customs and duties, it will still turn out to be cheaper than what it is in India.

And, warranty is no more an issue as Apple has changed the conservative warranty policy for the iPhone and extended global warranty for all iPhones. This means, one can safely buy iPhones from anywhere in the world and get valid warranty for their home country. So you can get iPhone XR from the US at a price of around Rs 54,000 and about Rs 60,000 in Hong Kong. XS would be Rs 72,000 in the US and Rs 79,500 – and the costliest iPhone XS Max from the US for around Rs 79,500 and Rs 87,500 in Hong Kong. Isn’t that a steal-deal! Also, you can choose Xs and X Max from colour options – Space Grey, Silver and a new Gold finish color (amazing); while XR has White, Black, Blue, Yellow and Coral as its color options.

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