Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

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Emmett Howard | 14 September, 2018, 08:37

Pre-orders for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are going to be live tomorrow, but what we have is an early glimpse of how thee devices might perform when they are officially released by the company.

Still, this year's iPhone XS renders the iPhone X redundant - it has a almost identical design, with improved specs, at the same starting price point of $US999.

When Apple released the iPhone X previous year, it was widely considered the best smartphone the company had ever made, marking a major step forward with features like Face ID and a high-end camera to rival the Huawei P20 Pro and the Google Pixel 2.

You can preorder the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max in three different storage sizes.

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You can find more information about Apple's iPhone keynote 2018, including information about the Apple Watch Series 4, in the stories below. There's no longer anything showing the iPhone X. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max feature Super Retina displays, a faster and improved dual camera system, the first 7-nanometer chip in a smartphone among other features. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models.

Finally, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis states that, despite not being able to test the potency of the iPhone XR's battery, which remains an unknown quantity in terms of mAh, he believes "there are a few good reasons to think that the iPhone XR could have better battery life than expected".

Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens. With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced. Techradar's Apple iPhone XR hands on can be enjoyed in full, at a time that suits you, right now.

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