It costs R6,000 less than the 64GB iPhone XS, and R8,000 less than the iPhone XS Max. Instead of just going with traditional news outlets, Apple also gave early iPhone XR units to popular YouTubers, probably in an effort to reach a younger audience.
iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900 for 64GB storage. The iPhone XR has its own appeal and it is likely to attract a lot of buyers even in a market such as India.
Apple has announced on its website that iPhone XR pre-orders will start at 12:01 PDT or 3:00 am EDT on October 19. The device is available in black, white, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT) RED colour options. Indeed, the main distinction between the iPhone XR and the XS is that the former ships with an LCD display as opposed to an OLED display.
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.
The body of the iPhone XR is sealed and precision-fitted with the aerospace-grade aluminium band that helps create an enclosure that's water resistant up to 1 metre for 30 minutes.
The device, launched along with luxury iPhone XS and XS Max, houses A12 Bionic chip with next-generation "Neural Engine", which unlocks new experiences for immersive augmented reality (AR), games and photography.
The phone is officially shipping on October 26. However, the iPhone XR is equipped with a single 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens rear-facing camera.
The iPhone XR has the same basic design as Apple's flagship iPhone XS with numerous same high-end features such as facial recognition and the new A12 Bionic chip. Now the time has come, and the iPhone XR is finally available for pre-order. The front sees a 7MP TrueDepth camera similar to the other two iPhones.