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Apple introduces iPhone XR

TODO alt text Apple could release three new iPhones at Twitter-streamed live event
Lori Graves | 15 September, 2018, 06:03

It's an interesting feature if you're a Siri user.

Apple's new iPhones for 2018 were officially introduced before the world and as tech geeks and potential buyers were busy comparing features and specifications of the new models, others couldn't look beyond the prices.

Thanks to the larger display, there's a new watch face that features up to eight complications that can be customized.

And in the spirit of everything-but-the-kitchen sink, analysts tracking Apple's supply chain also say the company is also working on bringing facial-recognition technology to a new line of iPads and a lower-priced MacBook. There's also an f/2.2 7mp front camera.

That gaming comparison is apt though because instead of completely reinventing their smartphone offerings, this is the year where Apple doubles down to improve what they already have. It's very comparable to other phones like the Note9 or Pixel 2 XL.

Jeff Williams, Apple's COO, took the stage to release the new series of Apple Watches and said the new product's three core values are connectivity, fitness, and health.

iPhone XR camera: What's the camera like on the iPhone Xr?

Similar to the iPhone X, the XR gets a notch which also houses the same advance sensors which enable Face ID authentication.

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Apple says that the device, which starts at £399, will have the same 18-hour battery life as the previous Apple Watch. The display gets native support for True Tone and wide colour support, which Apple claims can deliver a better viewing experience. One example is using a press to directly launch the camera, reducing the amount of time needed to access an app.

Finally, Apple unveiled the iPhone XR.

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X, the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10.

The camera on the iPhone XR has had one hell of a shakeup; there's a single camera system, which the company assures is the "best ever". "Apple calls it the Liquid Retina Display, 6.1" 1729×828 resolution. Apple also put in a great chipset and GPU in this phone and upgraded the camera as well.

The iPhone XS comes with a price tag of $999 for the 64GB variant, $1,149 for the 256GB variant, and $1,349 for 512GB. Pricing will start at $999USD for the XS and go up from there.

After weeks of speculation, Apple confirmed today that it is calling its new devices the iPhone XS and XS Max - and even accidentally leaked the information hours ahead of launch.

The iPhone XR will be available for pre-order on October 19, with devices going on sale one week later on October 26.

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