#Gadget: Apple introduces iPhone XR

Gerardo Harmon
September 15, 2018

The XS and XS Max are 5.8 inches and 6.5 inches respectively, with users able to choose between the gold, silver, and space grey colours.

The phones come with a 12-megapixel dual camera, and a 7-megapixel front-facing camera, and can last up to 30 minutes in water up to two meters deep.

Finally, a 6.1 inch iPhone Xr is expected, and this is slated to be the go-to model.

The biggest difference between the XR and the XS is the display - instead of an OLED panel, the XR is relying on an LCD panel. Made from 7000 series aerospace grade aluminium, it comes in white, black, blue, and coral yellow.

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Building on the success of last year's iPhone X, Apple has refreshed the handset with the iPhone XS, which takes on the same physical form as its predecessor.

The device also indicates that iPhone X's design and features have become standard across the all the firm's new line. The phones will be available for pre-order and shipped this month. There aren't many differences between the two models: the screen is Apple's biggest ever at 6.5in, the display resolution is higher (2,688 x 1,242), the battery is slightly larger - presumably to accommodate that massive screen - and naturally, it's more expensive. Want a fully decked out iPhone XS Max?

Apple's newest phones feature faster processors and better memory capacities than their predecessor. With the new A12 Bionic, new GPU, and Neural Engine Apple says this phone is flawless for mobile gaming.

iPhone has brough advancement in its camera setup by introducing the innovative depth segmentation via the neural engine, smart HDR capturing images with great detail, range and bokeh quality in the portrait mode images.

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Apple Watch Series 4 with GPS will start at $399, while the GPS + Cellular configuration will be available starting from $499. However, it is worth noting that Apple has made the move to more energy-efficient, LTPO OLED screens for the Series 4.

The price of iPhone Xs and Xs Max will be according to its storage capacity as it is offered in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations. Instead of the impressive IP68 dust and water resistance rating that the XS range has, the iPhone XR will only have IP67, which is an global scale judging how water or dust resistant something is. Xs Max is offered at £1,099, £1,249 and £1,449 price that is PKR 175,000, 200,000 and 230,000 respectively. You'll have to wait a bit longer for the iPhone XR, which launches on 26 October, with preorders from 19 October.

Its battery life is claimed to be 90 minutes better than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Apple also showed off a cheaper iPhone, called the iPhone XR.

Late past year Apple was hit with a massive iPhone slowdown scandal that seemed to confirm the conspiracy theory that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone to force users to upgrade.

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