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Reliance Jio and Airtel to offer eSIM services with iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max in India

Catching up with the user’s interests, Apple announced support for dual-SIM connectivity in its new 2018 iPhone lineup. While one will be able to use a nano-SIM, the other one needs to be an eSIM. Before the new phones reach buyers, Reliance Jio has announced that both, its prepaid and postpaid users will get to avail the eSIM feature and it claims to be the only telco to offer eSIM activation for prepaid users. Airtel is also offering eSIM services with the new iPhones however, it is currently available only for its postpaid subscribers. An Airtel spokesperson states that while it's not confirmed yet, the company could roll out the eSIM services for its prepaid users in the future.  All the three new iPhones, the iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max come with dual-SIM support where one is a nano-SIM, while the other one is an eSIM. The iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max are currently up for pre-orders in India and Airtel and Jio are the only two telecom providers with whom a buyer can get eSIM connectivity.  The iPhone Xs and the Xs Max recently went up for pre-orders via Flipkart, the Airtel Online Store and The iPhone Xs comes in three models with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB of internal storage and is priced at Rs 99,900, Rs 1,14,900 and Rs 1,34,900 respectively. The larger iPhone Xs Max starts at Rs 1,09,900 for the 64GB version and Rs 1,24,900 and Rs 1,44,900 for the 512GB model respectively. Those who purchase the phones via Flipkart will get to avail exchange offers and cashbacks, while Airtel has some cashback offers as a part of the pre-order offer. You can read more about the pre-order offers here. The comparatively cheaper iPhone XR will be made available later in India.  The three iPhones are powered by Apple’s latest A12 Bionic chipset. The SoC features a new Neural Engine, which Apple claims can perform 5 Trillion operations in a second. The hexacore CPU is manufactured using a 7nm process and packs 6.9 billion transistors. The iPhone Xs features a 5.8-inch OLED Super Retina True Tone display with a notch on top, while the Xs Max sports the same display panel in a larger 6.5-inch size. You can read more about the new iPhones here.

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