Here's what you'll pay in South Africa for Apple's new iPhone models

Apple customers will presumably be lining up to buy the latest iGadgets on Friday, though they will only be able to purchase the most expensive iPhones first - the XS and XS Max - with the other models due to hit the streets next month.

Airtel will start taking pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XS and XS Max smartphones starting at 12:01 AM on September 21.

In terms of CPU performance the world's first at-scale 7nm architecture has paid dividends.

It's not entirely unexpected; after all, Apple does list iPhone XR battery life at up to 25 hours talk time, up to 15 hours of internet use and up to 16 hours of video playback.

"At the same time, the XS Max's size gets away from it". Integration of standards 4×4 MIMO with iPhone XS and XS Max also provides significantly improved throughput.

In terms of dimensions, iPhone XS is identical to the X, which means all older cases and accessories will be compatible.


Given how large the new iPhone XS Max is, we recommend visiting an Apple Store and holding the phone in person before placing an order. Unsurprisingly, however, the iPhone XS Max has the biggest battery of them all with a 3,174mAh capacity. This smart Super AMOLED display phone comes with a 6.5-inch display. Even the phone that's priced over $1,000, most people pay about $30 a month for it.

The 5.8-inch iPhone XS, visually similar to last year's iPhone X, comes in three storage options - 64GB, 256GB and a new 512GB.

The new iPhone XS raises the question of why Apple doesn't include a fast-charging brick with its $1,000 smartphone. One would have assumed that Apple would fit a bigger battery in its OLED iPhone XS rather than the XR which comes with a lower resolution LCD display.

Unlike most Android handset makers, Apple doesn't disclose precise details about the iPhone's battery or RAM.

Otherwise, it feels like buying an expensive sports vehicle that comes with cheap road tires, and you have to pay extra for the good tires to make the most of the car's performance. Still, if you're not baulking at shelling out £1,449 on a phone then the extra £9 for the adapter won't hurt your pocket too much.


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