Apple said to be preparing trio of new iPhone handsets

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While every year sees the arrival of a new iPhone, Apple's September 12th Event is expected to be something special with the arrival of three new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, iPad Pro and finally a new version of the MacBook Air.

Apple has not launched a cheaper version of its iPhone since 2013's iPhone 5C, which took the guts of the previous generation iPhone 5 and placed them in a coloured plastic body. Some are calling it the "iPhone Xs". If leaks are to believed, Apple will be announcing Gold, Blue and Red hues for its all-new phones. The current and updated iPhone X that is set to be unveiled September 12 boast OLED screens, but if you're looking to save money, but still retain numerous features of the iPhone X, the cheaper version may be something to consider if you're looking for a worthy upgrade.

"Apple's decision to launch three iPhone devices this week is a strategic move to regain footing in multiple areas of the mobile market", he said.

Firstly, we will soon find out what Apple has in store for its new devices within a matter of days and once these have been revealed older iPhones could drop in price even further. Next up is the iPhone 9 with a 6.1 inch IPS LCD panel, with the largest being the 6.5 inches touting iPhone Xs Max. Last year, the lowest-spec iPhone X retailed for $999 in the U.S., but R20 499 here. That is the kind of image Apple will probably want to avoid for the new iPhone with a 6.1-inch screen. The iPhones are going to be called the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus and the iPhone XC.

We are not sure what the "r" here stands for, but the iPhone XS Max name is pretty self explanatory.

"Don't expect massively disruptive new features but smart pricing repositioning around an enhanced iPhone X, enabling Apple to increase the overall average selling price of its smartphone lineup", said Forrester analyst Thomas Husson. In this case, Apple may decide to call the regular iPhone as the iPhone 9 and the bigger phone the iPhone 9 Plus. This will only be possible on Wednesday when Apple will present the new products at the Steve Jobs Theater on their own campus. Apple's new iPhones are expected to come with big upgrades over the current lot, but also carry higher price tags. Other smartphones which offer Dual 4G connectivity in India right now are Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Honor Play and many other smartphones.

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