Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

The new iPhone XR's release date is pencilled in for September 21, with pre-orders going live on September 14. Gareth notes that the industry were expecting this model to be delayed slightly, releasing after the iPhone XS, so a concurrent release is most welcome.

It's surprising that Apple discontinued the iPhone SE, since it's only a 2-year-old phone, and Apple just gave it an upgrade last year.

Ultimately, your iPhone will cost the same as if you bought it elsewhere - the iPhone Xs costs $999, while the Xs Max starts at $1,099 - but the price of admission is now higher than ever.

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Here's the theory: If Apple followed its protocol and offered the $US999 iPhone XS as well as a phone that is nearly exactly the same but $US100 cheaper, it would most likely confuse customers and cannibalise sales. In Poland, someone who wants that same iPhone XS Max will have to pay $1,956 (compared to $1,449 here in the United States, of course). Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year. This was the reason Apple went for a cheaper LCD panel and a single camera for the iPhone XR. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models. Do you believe the new products are as good as we expected them to be? Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens. Techradar's Apple iPhone XR hands on can be enjoyed in full, at a time that suits you, right now.

If you wanted an iPhone X at launch and you live in the United Kingdom, you'd have paid $1,322.