The information comes from Digitimes, a sometimes-accurate source of information on the supply side of consumer electronics.
Theoretically Apple is offering the XR at a cheaper price, but I don't think they have lowered their profit margins because of it. Display adds a significant amount to a phone's manufacturing cost, so Apple is saving a lot of money by packing in a very inferior display.
Though not as huge as the crush in recent years, the trillion-dollar company welcomed a good-sized crowd at the Apple Store in The Dubai Mall, as expected, as it officially rolled out sales of the new iPhone XS and XS Max, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4. But that means little to the Apple faithful or those seeking to upgrade their older iPhone.
As for battery capacity, the listings reveal that the iPhone XS has a 2,658mAh pack which is slightly smaller than the 2,716mAh battery found in the iPhone X. The newer iPhone XS boasts 30 more minutes of battery life according to Apple.
So when can you get this new iPhone?
"It is packed with the newest technologies including a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display that goes edge to edge, the latest TrueDepth camera with faster Face ID authentication, new 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with second generation Neural Engine and a 12-megapixel camera that takes advanced Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting photos". While the 128GB memory variant of iPhone XR is priced at Rs 81,900, the 256GB variant will be available for Rs 91,900 in India starting October 26. The iPhone 8 came with just 2 GB of RAM.
Though generally a smaller size compared to previous launches, customers slowly but surely trickled in outside the Apple Store after sales started.
So how does Apple plan on conquering one of the biggest markets in the world?