New iPhones to reach Qatar by Sept 28

New iPhones to reach Qatar by Sept 28

New iPhones to reach Qatar by Sept 28

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. While there are some compromises compared to the iPhone XS - which showed during our brief hands-on time with the phone - the XR's strong core hardware specs and more everyday price signal the sea change in Apple's strategy.

It may be the least sensational of Apple's three new iPhones for 2018 when you scrutinize the specs, but the iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-R") is absolutely the most interesting - and that has nothing to do with its comparatively cheaper price.

Predictably, folks on Twitter did not greet the news favorably.

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They also broke the news that new phones will no longer come with a free dongle. Both, again, are industry-leading and will be more than competitive two years from now.

The Apple Special Event held September 12th did not mention a successor to the iPhone SE, and instead, let go of the original SE altogether.

The removal of the iPhone SE also isn't terribly surprising, as Apple is billing the iPhone Xr as its "budget" device (no matter it still carries a $749 price tag), plus it offers the iPhone 7 for $449. You're out of luck, at least if you want one straight from Apple. Moreover, Apple locally assembles iPhone SE and iPhone 6S models in India.

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IPhone XR. This is one that makes it hard to decide which phone to get. But this time around, Apple's also ditching the previously included Lightning to 3.5mm dongle, making it even harder to connect your iPhone to legacy accessories like headphones, speakers, or auto stereos.

Getting rid of the headphone jack also allows newer iPhones to be thinner by a few millimeters.

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