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Yolanda Curtis
September 13, 2018

With Apple killing it, the iPhone X becomes the shortest living iPhone that Apple has ever introduced.

Price (duh): The iPhone XR isn't cheap, but it's not a $1,000 phone, either.

Yesterday Apple announced the iPhone XR, a lower-cost new iPhone that sits beneath the American maker's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max flagships. In fact, it's already working: the iPhone's average selling price increased to $724 in the last quarter, up from only $606 the year before.


To make way for the brand new iPhone Xr, Xs and Xs Max, Apple has discontinued the iPhone SE, 6S/6S Plus and even the 10th anniversary 'X, ' which only debuted last September. That said, the iPhone XS / XS Max, as well as the iPhone XR can record stereo sounds.

Therefore, if you were in love with the smaller 4-inch compact form factor or don't want to part with the headphone jack on an iPhone, you can try your luck with the SE and 6S till stocks last. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the high-end mobile devices having a 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch OLED super retina displays. For most customers, the compromises (LCD rather than OLED display, one camera instead of two, aluminum edge instead of stainless steel) won't matter almost as much as the $250 savings. The iPhone XR surprisingly includes numerous same capabilities as the iPhone XS, with the most significant differences being the LCD display and a single-lens camera system.

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It may be the least sensational of Apple's three new iPhones for 2018 when you scrutinize the specs, but the iPhone XR (pronounced "ten-R") is absolutely the most interesting - and that has nothing to do with its comparatively cheaper price.

Dual-SIM is here finally, as Apple adds support for the setup on all three of its newest phones, the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and even the iPhone XR as had been rumored for some time now. The price will start from RMB 6499 and is available in six colours - Yellow, White, Coral, Black, Blue and Red.

Yes, technically you can still buy a "new" iPhone 7 from Apple, and with a new starting price of £450, it's not all that expensive. Devices will start to land in consumers hands a week later on Friday, September 21.


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