Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr

Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr

Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr

The iPhone XS' battery life is half an hour than the iPhone X's maximum capacity (around 21 hours use talk time or 12 hours internet use), while the iPhone XS Max's battery is an hour and a half longer, according to Schiller. Samsung launched its Note line in 2011 with a 5.3-inch phone that seemed comical at the time.

The wild card in this year's launch is the iPhone XR. Even in the demo area of the Steve Jobs theatre, it attracted the maximum curiosity. Why? Apple has taken a bold step of moving away from its usual palette of colours with the iPhone XR. The Blue and Coral ones certainly stands out the most.

Philip Schiller, an Apple Worldwide Marketing vice president, introduced it as the "most handsome phone" they have ever made, and it has the biggest iPhone display to date.

And to make it all more exciting, Apple also introduced the iPhone XS Max. Both the new iPhones will be succeeding the existing iPhone X.

If you're looking for a "cheap" iPhone, the iPhone 7 has had a price cut, but it still doesn't have the core feature that attracts people to the SE - a compact form factor. However, the XS Max, true to its name, has a whopping 6.5-inch display. LCD is still the standard display technology in the mainstream iPhone lineup. And before you think that it's some type of novelty device... it's actually FDA approved. At least on paper.

When will the iPhone XR be available?

There's still the all-screen design with a notch at the top and no home button. That means carriers will need to play ball, and while Apple has a list of early compatibility, there's still a reasonable chance that your operator of choice may not be up to speed. The iPhone Xs and Xs Max double that, with a 512GB model for those who want to pay a few hundred dollars extra. The iPhone XR comes with a single camera at the back which we couldn't test in detail. The camera also relies on software for bokeh photos as well.

Bigger and a little less pricey: iPhone XR ($749). The new 12 megapixel cameras have bigger sensors and an improved HDR mode. The front camera is a 7MP module.

The iPhone XR uses the same TrueDepth camera as the iPhone XS.

Most of the new phones' performance improvements stem from the A12 Bionic processor. Apple's brought back the "S" model, which means this model looks largely the same as the X from previous year, but the guts of the phone have been beefed up in all the ways you'd expect.

Now the fact that the iPhone 6s was removed from Apple's online store is certainly no surprise given that the device is now about three years old. Not because of its price alone but because this has all the good parts - well nearly all - that the iPhone XS series has.

What will the iPhone XR cost?

With a price tag of Rs 76,900, this could be the most compelling iPhone buy of the year.

When it comes to the optics, the XR has to make do with a single 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, supported by OIS.

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