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Apple introduces iPhone XR

Apple introduces iPhone XR

And Apple didn't stop at one iPhone this year: you'll have to choose between the Xs, the Xs Max (the Xs' bigger brother) and the confusingly named iPhone XR - a cheaper option if you don't fancy dipping into your rainy-day fund.

The iPhone XR is the successor to the iPhone 8, with prices starting at $749 in the US. The Xr will be available to order on October 19th and ship on the 26th. That's mostly because of the phone's massive display - at 6.5-inches diagonal, this is the biggest screen that Apple has ever squeezed into a smartphone.

But this time around each new model takes inspiration from the iPhone X, which means edge-to-edge screens and no home button. Even though its thickness got reduced and it offers more performance and features, the new watch is said to maintain the same battery life longevity as its predecessors. You can read everything we know about it below as we update our page with the latest facts from Apple's showcase.

What else does the new iPhone offer?

The dual rear-facing cameras are 12 MP with wide-angle and 2x optical telephoto with 6-element lenses.

iPhone XR design and features: What does the iPhone XR look like?

Powering the XS and XS Max is Apple's new A12 bionic processor, which is up to 50 percent faster than previous iPhone generations, and sports a neural engine that can process up to 5 trillion operations per second.

Part of the answer to the Apple growth question is higher prices: The company's iPhone unit sales were flat last quarter, but profits were up 23 per cent.

Design-wise, the iPhone Xr bears similarities to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max with a 6.1-inch all-screen build, slim bezels and the signature notch which incorporates Face ID and gestural navigation, but for a considerably lower price starting at $749 United States dollars, and available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB models.

It's good you asked. It boasts the same set of features found in other iPhone X models.

The phones are equipped with faster processors and better memory capacities than ever before, relying on Apple's new A12 Bionic chip.

The iPhone Xr will come in white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and Product Red.

Apple surprised with a third smartphone, the "lower-end" iPhone XR ($799).

Apple's iOS 12 will be available Monday. But for the first time, Apple has made an LCD display that covers the entire front of the device, and Apple calls it the Liquid Retina display.

The iPhone XR uses the same TrueDepth camera as the iPhone XS. A new dual-camera system with "Smart HDR" and the ability to dynamically change focus depth on photos.

AirPower Wireless Charging Mat - this was announced quite a while ago, and should have launched in the spring.

When it comes to the optics, the XR has to make do with a single 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, supported by OIS.

Apple also showed off a cheaper iPhone, called the iPhone XR.


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