Apple Reveals 'iPhone XR' With 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina LCD Display and Six Color Options Starting at $749

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    Apple today announced the iPhone XR featuring an edge-to-edge "Liquid Retina" LCD display with wide color and True Tone support, and the same all-screen design as the iPhone XS and Xs Max, but with an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel.

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    Comparatively, the iPhone XR has a bigger display (6.1-inch) than the iPhone 8 Plus (5.5-inch), but a smaller overall body, and comes in six colors: White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow, and (PRODUCT)Red.

    A seven-layer color process gives the glass back nuanced hues, and the aluminum band and camera trim are color matched. The new design also supports Qi wireless charging, is splash and water resistant with a rating of IP67, and protects against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda.

    The iPhone XR uses LTE Advanced for faster download speeds and introduces Dual SIM through the combined use of a nano-SIM and digital eSIM.

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    Otherwise, the iPhone XR has many of the same gestures and features as iPhone X, with swiping up to unlock and no home button. iPhone XR does lack 3D Touch, but instead includes a new feature called "Haptic Touch," similar to the Force Touch found on MacBook Pro trackpads.

    The iPhone XR is powered by Apple's A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, and includes the TrueDepth camera system first introduced in the iPhone X, along with faster Face ID, and a more advanced camera system capable of portrait photos via a single camera lens.

    iPhone XR features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens with an all-new sensor, delivering faster auto-focus, while larger and deeper pixels improve image fidelity and low-light performance on photos and videos.

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    New Depth Control allows users to adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview and post-capture, while improvements to the ISP, Neural Engine and improved software algorithms enable portrait photos with a signature bokeh effect. New smart HDR feature also brings better highlight and shadow detail across photos, according to Apple.

    iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in the aforementioned colors, starting at $749. iPhone XR will be available to pre-order in more than 50 countries beginning Friday, October 19, with availability in stores beginning Friday, October 26.

    Article Link: Apple Reveals 'iPhone XR' With 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina LCD Display and Six Color Options Starting at $749
     
  2. Domen151 macrumors regular

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    I'm sorry but this resolution on a 2018 phone... even midrange smartphones from other manufacturers have higher resolution. I am sure its still going to sell well though.
     
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  4. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601

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    People don't buy this thing for the resolution. They buy the Xs if they care about resolution and display.
     
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    So Apple just introduced a "r" series phone today. How is this different from the already established "s" series?
     
  7. Bin Cook Suspended

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    Can’t even hit 699. Pathetic greed. Surely Phil has enough ill-fitting Dad jeans by now.
     
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    Anyone have a clue what the "r" in iPhone Xr means? Nothing special with the liquid retina that lacks 3D Touch so any other theories?
     
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    It's "cheaper than the 8 Plus" says Phil... yes, but more expensive than the iPhone 8 it really replaces. So once again, Apple hikes the prices across the board...
     
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    Apple is pricing themselves out of the market. Bye Felicia.
     
  13. Bin Cook Suspended

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    Even Phil realised most people are going to see through that lame justification.

    They don’t even really bother to try and hide their sheer naked greed anymore.
     
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    i’ve said it before, and i’ll say it again- “no 3 integrated zoom lenses, no sale”. i’m awaiting 2019, perhaps. currently, for me, my iphone 7 plus rules
     
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    The lack of 3D Touch is telling. Evidently, it's not the way forward, and hasn't been widely adopted. Releasing this phone without it, certainly won't help with that.
     
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    Cheaper than an 8 Plus, that’s great value in my book.
     
  17. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    It should be $699 and I’m not digging the thicker side bezels.
     
  18. rmoliv macrumors 6502

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    The prices are scandalous. Liquid Retina, just a fancy name for an average display...
     
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    Apple is really out to lunch on this pricing - but you can't blame them - if people were 'happy' to pay $999 why not push it to $1100
     
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    Why would anyone get the XS instead of this? Aren’t they virtually the same except for the screen resolution?
     
  23. Sasparilla, Sep 12, 2018
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    The battery life of this thing is going to be incredible. They said 1.5 hrs longer than an iPhone 8 Plus.

    Has all the high end components of the Xs series (only single camera of course and a battery sipping LDC) but for $250 less than a Xs and $350 less than a Xs Max - with the colors this thing should sell like hotcakes once they get them in stock. JMHO...

    The other thing, with the reduced (but still retina) pixel count (and huge battery life) this is going to be the gamer's device - best performance for that A12 GPU.
     
  24. gdeputy macrumors 6502a

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    Well, google's new Chrome update has extensive 3d touch support...

    I think 3D touch is EXCELLENT - adding tactility to a touch experience is excellent, they just are price gating the feature.
     

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