Apple Announced The iPhone Xr


The iPhone Xr can be seen as a cheaper version of the iPhone X. It has approximately the same design as the former top device from Apple. Think of narrower screen edges, Face ID and wireless charging. However, two important features of the iPhone X are missing: the OLED screen, 3D Touch and the dual camera.

Instead, the device has an LDC screen called Liquid Retina and a single camera. Earlier there were rumors about the arrival of this model under the name iPhone 9 and iPhone Xc. We walk past the features, specs, and prices of the iPhone Xr.

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These are the expected iPhone Xr prices:

  • iPhone XR – 64GB, 128GB, 256GB: Starts at $749
  • iPhone XS – 64GB, 256GB, 512GB: Starts at $999
  • iPhone XS Max- 64GB, 256GB, 512GB: Starts at $1,099

The Apple website has confirmed that the new device will be named iPhone Xr. That name should make clear that this device is a step lower than the iPhone Xs, which comes on the market at the same time. You probably pronounce the name as iPhone Xr.

iPhone Xr colors and storage
The iPhone Xr will be available in six colors:

iPhone Xr 64GB
iPhone Xr 64GB Black
iPhone Xr 64GB White
iPhone Xr 64GB Red
iPhone Xr 64GB Yellow
iPhone Xr 64GB Coral
iPhone Xr 64GB Blue
iPhone Xr 128GB
iPhone Xr 128GB Black
iPhone Xr 128GB White
iPhone Xr 128GB Red
iPhone Xr 128GB Yellow
iPhone Xr 128GB Coral
iPhone Xr 128GB Blue
iPhone Xr 256GB
iPhone Xr 256GB Black
iPhone Xr 256GB White
iPhone Xr 256GB Red
iPhone Xr 256GB Yellow
iPhone Xr 256GB Coral
iPhone Xr 256GB Blue
iPhone Xr colors

The line-up for the iPhone 2018 would then look like this:

iPhone Xr: 6.1-inch LCD
iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs Max
Apple would no longer want the ‘Plus’ addition for the supersized device.

To provide the iPhone Xr with the appearance and design of the iPhone X, Apple could shoot a number of features, such as the OLED screen, Touch ID and the dual camera at the back. At the front is a FaceTime camera for face recognition.

These are the expected specs of the iPhone Xr:

  • Retina 6.1-inch screen
  • Colors: black, white, red, yellow, coral (rose gold-like) and blue
  • Storage: 64GB, 128GB and 256GB
  • Face ID
  • Apple A12 chip
  • USB-C and wireless charging
  • iOS 12
  • 5G  

Retina screen
The iPhone Xr is equipped with a Retina display. Although the iPhone X has a Super Retina display, that will probably not be the case to save costs. However, the iPhone Xr looks very much like the iPhone X, but with a nicer price tag and an LCD screen instead of OLED. According to rumors, 70% of the sold iPhones in 2018 will still have a 6.1-inch LCD screen because these are cheaper and therefore more attractive to a large group of users.

The resolution of the screen is expected to be 1792 x 828 with a pixel density of 326ppi. This is a Retina screen and not the Super Retina screen on the more expensive X models. We do not yet know if this means that this model will get the same split view as on the Plus models. We do expect the device to display the same amount of content as the iPhone X Plus, but with a slightly lower resolution. That means, for example, that you see just as many icons on the home screen.

Face ID

The functions we have seen in the iPhone X will also be available in the iPhones of 2018. That means for iPhone Xr that there is no home button with Touch ID, but a True Depth camera for face recognition.

A12 chip

Apple is working hard on a new chip for the iPhone Xr and other devices that will be available this year. Apple releases a new version of this in-house designed chip every year. After the A11 Bionic we can expect the A12, which is expected to be even more economical and according to rumors is made with a 7nm production process instead of the usual 10nm. Every year the A-chips become a bit faster and more energy-efficient. The A11 Bionic was up to 70 percent faster than the A10 Fusion. Samsung and TSMC are the designated parties to start producing these processors, just like previous years.

USB-C and wireless charging

Will Apple switch to a USB-C charger in 2018? The rumors point to that. It would be an 18 Watt USB-C charger that is suitable for fast charging. Until now you had to rely on a 29 Watt USB-C fast charger that costs a few bucks. The standard supply of a wireless charger will probably be too pricey.

iOS 12

One thing we know for sure: the iPhone Xr runs on the latest iOS version, namely iOS 12. This applies to all 2018 iPhones. During WWDC 2018, Apple has already unveiled a number of important features for iOS 12, including Screen Time, Siri Shortcuts and improved Do Not Disturb and Notifications

Do you want to know the new iPhone date? The Apple 2018 keynote date is on Wednesday, September 12 of this year. Usually, the pre-orders start two days later. That also seems to be the plan this year: the iPhone Xr 2018 pre-order will indeed start on October 19 and ship on October 26.

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