Apple launches “cheaper” iPhone XR

Apple unveils the iPhone XR, a “cheaper” iPhone with an LCD display, A12 Bionic chip, and Face ID.

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Apple also launched the iPhone XR, alongside the two new AMOLED packing iPhone XS and XS Max. This model comes with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display with a 1792 x 828 resolution, and the same 326ppi pixel density of the older iPhone 8.

The new LCD panel comes with True Tone, a wider color gamut, and tap to wake function.

Inside, the XR has the same A12 Bionic processors of its siblings. It uses a 7nm process with a 6-core design, a 4-core GPU, and a new 8-core neural engine.

The new processor is said to be 15% faster and 40% more power efficient. The GPU, on the other hand, is 50% more powerful.

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Related: iPhone XS and XS Max announced; Features OLED displays, A12 Bionic chip

The XR comes with a single 12MP camera at the back, the same one as the primary camera of the XS. It is also powered by a new sensor with larger pixels, and a f/1.8 aperture lens. The device has the same True Depth front camera as well.

As with the XS models, Apple drops Touch ID here as well. The XR relies on Face ID for security and quick unlock.

It also has an IP67 dust and water resistance of a maximum of 1 meter up to 30 minutes.

The iPhone XR comes in Red, Blue, White, Yellow, Coral, and Black. To be clear, cheaper doesn’t mean its cheap. It comes with a price of USD 750 for the 64GB model. That’s around PHP 41,000, in case you’re wondering. Pre-order (in the US) starts on October 19, with shipping date set on October 26.

No news yet on when it will be available in the Philippines.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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