IPhone XR first hands-on impressions hit the web

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20 October, 2018

While Apple's top of the line iPhone XS starts at $999, the iPhone XR starts at $749. While the first two are already available for purchase, the more affordable phone was scheduled to arrive in the second half of October. However, those who wish to own an iPhone without applying for a bank loan can set the ball rolling by pre-ordering the iPhone XR today.

Also, you'll have to be a Sam's Club member and activate the phone from October 26th through October 28th with either AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. Pre-orders for the device will go live just after midnight on October 19, giving customers the opportunity to order the cheapest of Apple's three new iPhone models.

It will, however, come in a 128GB model - along with 64GB and 256GB options - which is said is the ideal storage option for a smartphone. It will be sold in Black, Blue, Coral, PRODUCT (RED), White, and Yellow colour options. New Depth Control allows users to adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview and post-capture to create portraits with a attractive bokeh effect.

For those who have held out buying the new iPhones because they find it too expensive, the more affordable version is nearly here, and you can be among the first to own it.

The iPhone XR runs the A12 Bionic chipset under the hood with the next-generation neural engine.

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For selfies, the iPhone XR sports a 7MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture along with a TrueDepth camera for FaceID.

The iPhone XR is available for preorder starting tonight at midnight PT (12:01 a.m. PT), and it hits stores on Friday, Oct. 26.

In terms of size, the iPhone XR slots between the iPhone XS and XS Max.

This phone features plenty of new technology including a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display, wireless charging and new A12 Bionic processor which is now outperforming all of its Android rivals in speed tests.


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