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Yolanda Curtis
October 27, 2018

"We find it hard to believe that the weaker consumer environment, should it persist, is going to be helpful to Apple". To recall, the iPhone XR release date was announced at the company's keynote last month. However, it is not that cheap with its starting price of $750.

Featuring an edge-to-edge display and a single rear camera, iPhone XR is Apple's lower-cost alternative to the iPhone XS. The price of 128 GB variants will be priced at Rs 81,900 and 256 GB variants for Rs 91,900.

There has been some talk, okay a lot of talk, about whether the iPhone XR is a better investment than the XS. Turns out, the XR doesn't cut that many corners. The new model is equipped with a haptic touch. iPhone X R uses Apple's A12 bionic processor. However, there is another group of people who claim the iPhone XR is good enough for them and take it, and another group who would buy the iPhone X for $100 less as it is nearly identical to the iPhone XS.


iFixit has discovered the iPhone XR has a modular SIM card module.

iFixit says the inside of the iPhone XR looks "like a fun hybrid between the 8 and the X". It will be a tad smaller on the XR, obviously, but it means that in many cases, you're not necessarily missing out on viewing space by having this screen compared to the Max's giant display. For example, you can get a $170 16GB iPhone 6 through Amazon. You lose 3D Touch, but that's a feature that many have called useless for years. The iPhone XR has three options for inbuilt storage - 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB.

Second, the camera. The XR drops the extra telephoto lens you get on the XS and XS Max.


Market research also showed that the iPhone XS series generated much better results than the iPhone 8 series previous year. It's got the same 7MP front-facing camera as the XS and XS Max, too.

Lam also said that the iPhone XR design exposes Apple's attempt to disrupt itself before others can disrupt it.

However, whereas the XS and XS Max feature OLED screens measuring - respectively - 5.8 and 6.5 inches, the XR instead includes a 6.1-inch "Liquid Retina" LCD display.


Apple does not typically do budget devices, but as they go, the iPhone XR comes pretty close. The iPhone XR also has longer rated battery life than the iPhone XS and XS Max.

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