10 things you need to know about the new iPhones

Until his death in 2011, Apple only ever produced one model of the iPhone each year. Regardless of which iPhone you have, if your handset is covered by AppleCare+, you'll be able to get a battery replacement for free. The Cupertino giant has launched three new iPhones along with a smartwatch. The iPhone XR surprisingly includes numerous same capabilities as the iPhone XS, with the most significant differences being the LCD display and a single-lens camera system. "Background reading will work with any NDEF formatted tag", according to the Apple developer portal. You should also know that Geekbench scores are to be taken with a pinch of salt for now so we'll update you guys if these scores remain constant once the latest iPhones have officially been released by Apple.

While Apple unveiled the three successors to previous year's iPhone X, its previous generation smartphones - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus - have all received price cuts in typical Apple fashion.

"The company tends to price in such a way that demand is spread across the lineup", they said, adding that the more aggressive push toward Face ID is a possible foreshadowing of more Apple Pay developments next year.

Apple also announced the iPhone XR during the event.

Aluminum vs. steel: Stainless steel sides hug the pricier iPhones, but the iPhone XR is made with an aluminum frame, like many other phones on the market. The expensive XS and XS Max come in a surgical grade stainless steel with glass on both sides.

Colorful identity: If you want your iPhone XS to be any color than gold, silver or black-grey, you'll have to buy a case. In India, the top variant of the iPhone XR, with 128GB of storage is priced at Rs 91,900.

The new phone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order from September 14 and will hit some markets like the U.S. on September 21.

The A11 Bionic chipset in the iPhone X performed impressively against the competition, and the A12 Bionic is even more powerful.

The rear cameras in the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max have the same resolution as the iPhone X's dual lens camera, but that's all they have in common here.

  • Fernando Stephens