IPhone XR in 2 minutes: All you need to know

Modesto Morganelli
Settembre 14, 2018

It boasts the same set of features found in other iPhone X models. The thicker, less flexible LCD display panel results in slightly larger bezels all around the XR than on the OLED iPhones.

The biggest news for most smartphone users was the announcement of the new phone's dual-Sim capability, meaning users will have access to two phone numbers on the same iPhone at the same time.

With a bigger screen comes a whopping 3 million pixels, so you will view photos, videos, and games sharpest on the iPhone XS Max.

Apple also introduced a fourth generation of Apple Watch with a major redesign - and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device.

The latest iPhone models are just getting more expensive.

It has a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED with a 2688 X 1242 resolution. Apple's Watch Series 4 built-in speaker is now 50 per cent louder, optimized for phone calls, Siri and Walkie-Talkie, and the microphone has been relocated, to reduce echo for better sound quality.

Instead of swiping to summon Apple's Control Center and tapping the icon, you'll now be able to press dedicated flashlight and camera buttons on your iPhone's lock screen.

While the glass back might be a problem from a repairing point of view, it does mean that once again both phones will offer wireless charging. While we still don't know what the R stands for (Regular, Rookie, Rad?), it's obvious this is the iPhone for Apple fans with a smaller budget, with a design that isn't quite as flashy, a single 12-megapixel camera and a 6.1in LCD display. I took some software bokeh shots, and they are typical of the kind: faces are silhouetted quite well, but flyaway bits of hair got caught in the bokeh distortion field.

Offering three colour choices, namely gold, silver and space grey, the price fluctuates based on storage space, which starts at 64GB and goes all the way up to 512GB.

There's still some mystery around the XR's modem. The feature has been copied in many Android phones.

The major changes from previous models will be greater gearing toward internal upgrades rather than design changes, with all models improved with the fitting of the advanced A12 chip. Highlights of the new timepiece are its significantly larger screen options, twice-as-fast processor, new sensors, and watchOS 5.

The XR is coming a little later than the XS is, with a sale date of October 19 and an arrival date of October 26.

Using the direct price conversion, the iPhone XR pricing is quite similar to the iPhone 8 at the time of launch.

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