Published: Fri, September 21, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Apple iPhone enthusiasts from far and wide descend on Australian stores

Apple iPhone enthusiasts from far and wide descend on Australian stores

According to the news report, both of them are part of a 44-member group from Vietnam that had flown in specifically to buy the latest iPhone models. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max pack 4GB of RAM, meanwhile the lower-end iPhone XR has 3GB of RAM to work with.

The first interesting revelation is that the iPhone XS has a smaller battery than the one found inside last year's iPhone X - 10.13Wh compared to 10.35Wh.

Bharti Airtel on Friday said that customers can pre-order iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on its Online Store starting today.

This accessory costs just $9 and Apple is charging not just a premium for the iPhone Xs Max, but customers will have to head out and purchase the adapter as well as a fast charger.


Apple's Australian stores were the first to open globally due to time differences, with a small crowd of mainly tech reviewers and worldwide entrepreneurs queuing in Sydney to get in early.

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Prices for the larger iPhone Xs Max, with a 16.5cm screen, start at R24,000 for the 64GB version, R27,000 for the 256GB version, and top out at a whopping R32,000 for the 512GB version. The iPhone XS retails for Rs 99,900 (64GB), Rs 1,14,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,34,900 (512GB), while the iPhone XS Max retails for Rs 1,09,900 (64GB), Rs 1,24,900 (256GB) and Rs 1,44,900 (512GB).

The iPhone XS, pronounced "ten S", and XS Max were launched on September 12.


The Watch also comes in a range of colour schemes.

What you see above is an X-ray photo of the three phones, which reveals a unusual battery design for the iPhone XS. We've also learnt that the iPhone XR will have a 2,942mAh battery when it's available later this year.

Apple also introduced iPhone XR.

Kuo added in his note that the iPhone XR is expected to do good, tipping it to account for upwards of 60 per cent of Apple sales. More and more phones these days are getting rid of that annoying border around the outside of the screen, and that means more screen real estate on a phone that's physically smaller than the giant phablets of yesterday.


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