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In terms of battery, Apple reckons that it can last up to 1.5 hours longer than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The listings have since vanished as Apple took the online Apple Store offline - customary before its live events - ahead of the new devices being officially unveiled in California on Wednesday evening.

In comparison, the starting price point for the iPhone Xs is listed at $999 USD, while the Xs Max is just one hundred dollars more, $1,099 USD, both for the 64 GB model.

The XR is Apple's cheapest new handset, retailing at £749. Naturally, the jokes about buying an iPhone with a kidney were back and so were the jokes about its chargers.

Though the new model doesn't feature 3D Touch, Apple has packed in an alternative called Haptic Touch, which provides haptic feedback when the user presses on the display. With Bollywood memes and dash of desi humour, these relatable jokes have left everyone ROFL-ing.

The new XR will feature numerous same technologies as the new flagship XS and XS Max devices but has a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display. It'll also come in a new gold color, previously unavailable for the iPhone X.

The iPhone XR also sports the same Face ID tech as the iPhone XS. Apple is calling this the Liquid Retina display, and it has bezels slightly thicker than the iPhone Xs and Xs Max.

It will allegedly be the entry-level iPhone, featuring a single camera - granted, larger - and an aluminum chassis instead of steel. "We expect the iPhone XS Max to have exactly the same effect despite its price tag".

The iPhone XS Max will sell for $1,249 in 256GB and $1,099 in 64GB configurations. However, in order to keep a strong foothold in the premium segment and increase the accessibility, they have toned down the XS to shape it in the form of iPhone XR. And while the iPhone Xs will offer a 512 GB storage option, the Xr will top out at 256 GB.

Apple stated that the iPhone XS will give you 30 minutes longer in your day than iPhone X thanks to an improved battery.

Using the direct price conversion, the iPhone XR pricing is quite similar to the iPhone 8 at the time of launch.

Next up, the iPhone Xr, which as suspected, features a 6.1-inch LCD display.

The iPhone Xs and Xs Max feature dual rear-facing cameras: a 12-megapixel wide-angle shooter with optical image stabilization and a six-element lens with f/1.8 aperture alongside a 12-megapixel telephoto camera (2x optical zoom), also with optical image stabilization, with a six-element lens and f/2.4 aperture. The selfie camera also offers portrait mode along with portrait lighting effects.

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