Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR announcement coverage wrap-up

Doris Richards
September 16, 2018

Despite looking identical to the iPhone X and iPhone XS models in appearance, the handset only has one rear camera and uses a slightly lower-grade screen. Finally, the phone has an aluminum enclosure compared to stainless steel on the iPhone X and XS phones.

Up until Wednesday, I had a plan: I would use my iPhone 6S until it died.

The bigger question is whether you consider the iPhone XR's $750 a reasonable price for a new iPhone that isn't its top flagship. The iPhone BOGO deal applies to the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max as well. The iPhone XR will be available in five colours: black, yellow, red, blue and white. We show you what it can do.

Now, according to a new report by The Verge, IDC has claimed delay in Apple iPhone XR shipments could be due to a hardware issue. There are literally no differences.

The new high-end iPhone gets camera improvements in both the physical lenses and in what the new chip will allow in terms of processing the photo.

The iPhone XR lacks a telephoto lens, so it can only achieve 3x digital zoom.


If you're like me and want the best new iPhone every year, I have one word for you: upgrade.

Would you like to get published on Standard Media websites? It's also thinner, the Digital Crown now has haptic feedback, a louder speaker, more watch faces and made of new materials: ceramic and sapphire.

The other product that was eliminated by Apple was the iPhone 6s, which was not a surprise considering its age (Sep 2015).

But the iPhone XR is better still. Meanwhile, Apple iPhone XR pre-orders will begin on October 19.

That means the iPhone XR should be able to get about 15.5 to 16.5 hours on a single charge. With the smartphone maker is offering discounts on previous generation iPhones in India, the U.S. customers also get deals on the newest flagship product - iPhone XS, though carrier based. You're leasing it and, if you continue to upgrade each year after 12 months, you never really pay down the full cost, which would otherwise take two years.

All three iPhones will launch with iOS 12, Apple's latest mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.

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