As expected, iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max weren’t the only new iPhone models lunching at Apple’s highly anticipated fall event on Wednesday. Following the introduction of their premium counterparts, Apple introduced the iPhone XR, a new more affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model available in a selection of new colorful finishes.
Featuring an edge-to-edge display and a single rear camera, iPhone XR is Apple’s lower-cost alternative to the iPhone XS. Featuring a new 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display, Face ID and the same powerful A12 Bionic chip found with the new OLED models, iPhone XR is a powerful device that uses all but a few of Apple’s most sought after iPhone X/iPhone XS features.
The iPhone XR features a larger, sharper display than the iPhone 8 Plus, with a screen resolution of 1792×828. Apple as replaced 3D Touch (as expected in earlier reports from The Apple Post), with a new Haptic touch system, that offers similar feedback to the buttonless MacBook Pro trackpad.
Apple has given the iPhone XR a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens with an all-new sensor. Despite there being only one camera on the rear, Apple is enabling the iPhone XR to mimic Portrait Mode photographs using image segmentation through a mix of camera and software technology. – The end result won’t be identical to “proper” Portrait Mode, but from Apple’s examples it does a very good job at matching the results.
Apple is launching the device in six new color finishes: White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral and (PRODUCT)RED. – You can view all new iPhone XR finishes in the gallery below.
Unlike the premium iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max, pre-orders for the iPhone XR won’t be starting until next month. Apple has delayed the launch of the device until October, something The Apple Post reported on last month. – This is believed to be due to an earlier delay in production caused by the LCD display on the device.
iPhone XR is priced at $749 for 64GB of storage, with 128GB selling for $799, and the 256GB configuration retailing for $899. A full list of Apple’s pricing can be found on Apple.com, as well as their iPhone Upgrade Program financing options.