Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December

Right Apple. Justify the new iPhone XS and XR pricing. Bet you can't

Right Apple. Justify the new iPhone XS and XR pricing. Bet you can't

The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple chose to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.

iPhone 8 64GB which was earlier priced at Rs 67,940 is now available at a lower price of Rs 59,900. Although there's only one 12-megapixel camera on the XR's glass backing, some software work with iOS 12 means you don't sacrifice portrait mode shots.

While Apple unveiled the three successors to previous year's iPhone X, its previous generation smartphones - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus - have all received price cuts in typical Apple fashion.

Best yet, the aluminum-and-glass iPhone XR shows its colorful personality, coming in blue, yellow, coral and red (through Project Red), in addition to buttoned-up white and black. It has an LCD screen instead of OLED and has a single camera instead of a dual camera. But there might be a way next week for you to save a few bucks. Moreover, Apple locally assembles iPhone SE and iPhone 6S models in India.

Storage options: You have storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Courtesy of the A12 Bionic ISP, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will also now allow users to edit depth-of-field effects after a photo has already been taken, with a new Depth slider in the Photos app that will allow for the f-stop to be adjusted dynamically.

3D Touch: There's no more 3D Touch, which means you won't press in to launch apps or see widgets.

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available in 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB capacities, starting at $999 and $1099, respectively. We sure as hell didn't.

On Wednesday, Apple announced its latest updates to the iPhone and Apple Watch, adding three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch to its catalog of devices.

Price (duh): The iPhone XR isn't cheap, but it's not a $1,000 phone, either. The base level iPhone is now the iPhone 7 with a 4.7-inch display, A10 Fusion chip, water proofing and stereo speaker setup.

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