Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October

The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple chose to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.

The iPhone XR has a larger screen than the iPhone XS and the same A12 Bionic processor as the iPhone XS Max (which costs hundreds more).

In a note to clients on Thursday, Needham analyst Laura Martin compared Apple's decision to release the iPhone XR on October 26 - a full month after the iPhone XS launch - to the way studios release films in theaters and then on television. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera.

Storage options: You have storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. It was smaller and more lightweight than other iPhones, too, still sporting the well-regarded iPhone 5 design.

The iPhone Xr goes for $749, the iPhone Xs starts at $999 and the iPhone Xs Max begins at a whopping $1,099. Let us know your views in the comment section below! Apple gave us cryptic guidance like "it lasts 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus".

Introduced when Apple first launched its smartwatch in 2015, the super-premium Apple Watch Edition came with an 18-karat gold case and started at $US10,000.

While many shoppers might blanch at the $50 increase from the iPhone 8 Plus, Rod Hall thinks Apple should have priced the XR a bit higher - like $849. With the iPhone XR, which comes in yellow, coral, blue and red as well as black and white, the color is already baked into the phone (but you'll probably want a clear case for your glass-backed phone anyway).

"The new LCD "XR" model was priced lower than we had thought likely", Hall wrote. If you're an iPhone 6s devotee, you can still buy the devices through your carrier, or find refurbished versions online.

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