Apple iPhone XR announced as the new entry-level iPhone
- The long rumoured ‘affordable’ iPhone has been revealed in the form of the new iPhone XR, which, at US $749 starting, may not be exactly as accessible as some might have expected.
- The iPhone XR has an aluminium frame as opposed to the stainless steel on the XS series. It comes in a wide selection of vivid colours, which include blue, yellow, black, white, coral and red. The last iPhone to offer so many colours was the iPhone 5C from 2013.
- There is a notched 6.1-inch LCD at the front of the iPhone XR, which Apple calls Liquid Retina display. This does not get Apple’s 3D touch tech, but instead sports a haptic touch system that gives feedback like the touch bar on the MacBook Pro.
- The iPhone XR does not get the secondary telephoto lens, but the primary rear camera is the same new 12MP f/1.8 wide angle sensor from the XS series. The front camera is also the same as the latter, so is the Face ID mechanism.
- Instead of using an older chipset, Apple has equipped the iPhone XR with the latest A12 Bionic chip, thus granting it all the new capabilities of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. This should also justify the not so affordable price tag…