Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749

IPhone XR: Apple unveils iPhone XR starting at £749

Apple's event was held at the Steve Jobs Theater in its new circular headquarters in Cupertino, California, named after the company's co-founder who wowed the world with the first iPhone in 2007. Prices start at $999 (€859 for the smaller version) and $1,099 (€945 for the bigger version). Apple used older LCD screen technology and aluminum, rather than stainless steel, edges. While the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are certainly the flagship products, the iPhone XR offers a similar user experience with some scaled-down specs.

The new Watches have a new back that offers a completely new electrical sensor that does an actual ECG to check your heart health. It retains the TrueDepth camera that first launched on the 2017 iPhone X, and says goodbye to the Home button. You can also add specific people or time zones to the watch face.

The biggest aesthetic shakeup is that the iPhone XR will arrive in no less than six new technicolour finishes, including blue, yellow and red. Expectations for Apple's lineup have been fueled by reports from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is based in Taiwan, where numerous contracts manufacture that also make Apple products are based. The phones now use Apple's eSIM technology and include a standard SIM slot.

The new watch, with a price tag that starts at $399 in the U.S. and €499 ($580) in Germany, is a more comprehensive health device.

While the big reveal was Apple's largest phone yet, the 6.5 inch iPhone Xs Max, I was more impressed by the silicon that drives it.

The big news is there are three new phones and they're all huge: the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs, the 6.1-inch iPhone XR and the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max. This model doesn't have the pressure-sensitive 3D Touch feature as its more expensive siblings, and its display screen contains a lower quality "Liquid Retina" LED display than the "Super Retina" displays. Deliveries and in-store availability will begin on October 19, and in stores on October 26.

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The last time Apple launched a lower-cost version of the iPhone was the iPhone 5c in 2013, when it took the innards of the previous generation's iPhone 5 and wrapped it in a plastic body.

And like the XS and XS MAX, the XR features Smart HDR, which preserves better highlight and shadow details across photos.

As mentioned before, the XR has just one rear camera.

As for the battery, the iPhone XR has up-to 90 minutes more battery life than the 8 Plus. Google has explicitly ruled out the possibility of a Pixel smartwatch this year, leaving them without any wearable story to tell at all (sorry, old and exhausted Wear OS watches are not a proper Apple Watch analog).

That faster processing power is always welcomed, and given the new features in iOS, you know you'll enjoy the benefits here.

Apple's removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has been considered a controversial and user-hostile decision beginning with the iPhone 7, so it's no surprise the latest devices are also missing the port.

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