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The big Apple con

The X will cost $1,000, which in India will eventually mean it will be priced at about Rs 1 lakh

Mihir S Sharma

So it’s 10 years since the first iPhone was released, and we have been treated to the vision of a new, even less affordable model, the iPhone X. The X will be able to recognise your face, thereby moving closer to completion Steve Jobs’ grand vision of replacing your loved ones with a phone. (The moment Siri learns to argue with you about years-old things you said, insisting she remembers them better, that process will be completed.) The X will cost $1,000, which in India — judging by the mark-ups on similar imported electronic goods — will eventually mean it ...