Apple's low-priced iPhone XC might launch in 'limited quan

Alfred Osborne
September 12, 2018

We'll know the names of these new iPhones, as well as their standout features, this Wednesday.

Apple's introduced a major update in terms of battery with it new iPhones a year ago.

Coincidentally, these are exactly the prices that the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X command now in Germany.

You can watch the live stream of Apple's iPhone event at the official event page, which will be updated just in time for the event.

Issues manufacturing the LCDs for the low-priced iPhone may very well cause problems with supply at launch, but pricing could also create shortages.

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The 2018 iPhones are less than 48 hours away from being officially unveiled.

Another feature that has been greatly called for is the presence of an in-display fingerprint sensor. This will only be possible on Wednesday when Apple will present the new products at the Steve Jobs Theater on their own campus. Therefore, Vivo turned out to the first company to launch a smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

However, South Africans can expect these prices to be much higher than the recommended retail price when they go on sale here due to shipping and taxes. This device has been tipped to have tiny bezels - about half the size of the bezels on the costlier OLED packing iPhone models. The predictions have a long range as diverse as the mid-sized iPhone "Xr", new iPads and USB-C, the cheaper MacBook and Touch ID, the Apple Watch Series 4 and ECG, and more.

While multiple reports point to Apple calling the 5.8-inch iPhone as iPhone Xs, its the name of the 6.5-inch variant that's still unclear.

Up until this week, I've had the new 6.1-inch iPhone mentally tagged as the iPhone XE, in reference to iPhone SE, which is the only moderately-priced phone Apple now sells. That said, a larger display calls for a new Always-On display tech. If you want the higher storage tier, with 256GB, you'd have to shell out Euro 170 more, but what will Apple charge for the eventual 512 GB models, is anyone's guess at this point. And, we do hope that it happens this year only. Or if the Apple iPhone with support for two SIM cards will be China-exclusive, as Taiwan-based publication United Daily News claimed eight days ago.

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