Apple Reveals 'iPhone XR' With 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina LCD Display and Six Color Options Starting at $749
Sep 12, 2018 1:10 pm PDT by Mitchel Broussard
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.


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.


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.


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.

Tim Hardwick contributed to this article.

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10 weeks ago
Can’t even hit 699. Pathetic greed. Surely Phil has enough ill-fitting Dad jeans by now.
Rating: 43 Votes
10 weeks ago
Apple is pricing themselves out of the market. Bye Felicia.
Rating: 34 Votes
10 weeks ago
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...
Rating: 32 Votes
10 weeks ago
The prices are scandalous. Liquid Retina, just a fancy name for an average display...
Rating: 23 Votes
10 weeks ago
$749.

G. T. F. O.
Rating: 21 Votes
10 weeks ago

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...


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.
Rating: 20 Votes
10 weeks ago
Jesus, not a single positive comment yet? You are all nuts. This isn't the phone for me, but it's pretty impressive what they did for an LCD phone.
Rating: 17 Votes
10 weeks ago
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.
Rating: 15 Votes
10 weeks ago
Price makes you want to throw-up, right?
Rating: 12 Votes
10 weeks ago
Ugly notch coupled with ugly flat UI.
Rating: 12 Votes

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