Apple announces new, affordable iPhone XR

Alicia Farmer
September 14, 2018

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.

As before, the dual cameras include a wide-angle and a telephoto lens, with are both equipped with optical image stabilisation. Effectively when you press the shutter button the iPhone XS takes a huge number pictures at various exposures.

Alongside the screen upgrade, the watches are also receiving improved health-tracking abilities, replacing the light-based heart monitor found in earlier models with a new ECG-based system, which is generally more accurate - particularly when used on dark or tattooed skin.

According to Apple, the new chip's eight-core design allows it to complete 5 trillion operations per second, compared to 600 billion operations per second with the previous A11.

Has Apple done enough to justify charging its highest ever price for a new iPhone? Even the fact that Apple discontinued last year's iPhone X shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that the new iPhone XS seemingly serves as an entry-level option for consumers eager to pick up a new device without necessarily breaking the bank.

Apple surprised with a third smartphone, the "lower-end" iPhone XR ($749).

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This means it can be submerged up to 1 metre for a duration of up to 30 minutes.

As expected, Apple revealed several new iterations of the iPhone during its Keynote 2018 address.

Customers will be able to pre-order the new iPhone series from Friday, 14 September, and purchase in stores from 21 September. Apple iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XS vs iPhone XR: Prices, Specifications & Features in India & Comparison. For the benefit of owning an iPhone with a 6.5-inch screen you will have a hard time to carry that around in the back pocket of your jeans. The phone also comes in coral, which is a pale pinkish colour, as well as black and white, but really, go bold.

As for the battery, Apple claims a stamina of 1.5 hours more than that of the iPhone 8 Plus.

The XS and XS Max have dual 12-megapixel rear cameras and a dual 7-megapixel selfie camera - just like the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 starts at $599. The watch face can also be customised with fitness-focused features only.

Display While competition is now offering nearly near-bezel less screens, Apple isn't promising any such thing with the new line of iPhones.

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