Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

Angelica Greene
September 13, 2018

Huawei came out swinging with their first Tweet suggesting that Apple failed to hit the mark with their new iPhones leaving the hero position at the top of the smartphone flagship pile for them (see header image above). This, of course, means that consumers will have to fork out extra money to be able to used wired earphones/headphones with their brand new (and rather pricey) iPhones. The Apple iPhone XS Max sports a massive 6.5-inch display, which ironically means that you can expect even larger-screened Android handsets to hit the market late next year.

Those reasons? The fact that Apple has likely put less RAM in to the iPhone XR compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max, and the screen resolution is likely going to be less, too. But this time around, Apple's also ditching the previously included Lightning to 3.5mm dongle, making it even harder to connect your iPhone to legacy accessories like headphones, speakers, or auto stereos.

"Through December 31, 2018, the out-of-warranty battery service fee is $29 for all eligible iPhone 6 or later models", Apple wrote on the page.

Apple's iPhone XR pricing strategy shows the company is pushing users onto a more secure authentication, signaling that Apple Pay enhancements are coming, Goldman Sachs says.

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But the reaction so far isn't as heated as it was when Apple announced it was doing away with the headphone jack back in 2017. Both phones will be available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold finishes and will come in 64GB, 128GB, 512GB storage options.

This is the new iPhone for "regular folks" who don't see their iPhone as a status symbol or sweat details like a stainless steel body or 512GB of storage for photos and videos. But even back then, several Android models, including the popular Motorola DROID X and its 4.3-inch display, carried larger screens than the one on the iPhone.

The iPhone XS / XS Max pack a dual-camera setup as expected, but there are some major improvements here over the iPhone X. We now have a 12MP f/1.8 wide-angle lens + new sensors, along with a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens. With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced. The official Apple website reflects the new price list. Or $750 to get a taste of what the best iPhone is like.

On the other hand, iPhone XS Max packs 6.5 inch Super Retina OLED display with the resolution of 1242×2688 pixels. The price will start from RMB 6499 and is available in six colours - Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red. "Battery service at $29 may be limited to one fix per iPhone".

The last one is a dig at Apple's new colours this year suggesting that aside from the colours everything is the same. Features like post-editing Depth Control and Smart HDR will also be supported on the iPhone XR.

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