Apple unveiled three new iPhones and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday. The phones will be available in Qatar officially by September 28, it was disclosed at the launch event.
The new phone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order from September 14 and will hit some markets like the US on September 21. Usually the new iPhone reaches Doha on the same day through grey market but will be priced exorbitantly higher than actual price.
Apple’s new iPhone XS, pronounced “ten S,” has a 5.8-inch (14.7-cm) screen, and will be sold at a starting price of $999. The XS Max, the largest iPhone to date and one of the biggest on the market, has a 6.5-inch (16.5-cm) screen, and will start selling at $1,099.
Apple also introduced a lower-cost 6.1-inch (15.5 cm) iPhone XR made of aluminum, at a starting price at $749, and will be available in the US from October 26.
The iPhone XS Max’s display size is 26 percent larger than the previous largest iPhone display, marking it the largest increase in screen size since 2014.
This year’s three top phones are all more expensive than last year’s models. With two of them starting at $999 or higher in the United States.
Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign — and a series of features designed to improve its performance as a medical and health device.
The watch, sold in the United States from $399 and up, will be available in stores on September 21.
-The Peninsula Qatar