It's October 19, and Apple has opened up pre-orders for the iPhone XR, the more colorful, less expensive, and slightly less powerful variant of its flagship new phone. And while reviews aren't being published yet, some folks were lucky enough to get some early hands-on time with the colorful iPhone.
iPhone XR officially became available to order online today, more than a month after its pricier counterparts, the $999 iPhone XS and the $1099 XS Max. We've embedded several of the best videos below. It has a single 12MP wide-angle camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture, and pricing starts a $749 for the base 64GB model, all the way to $899 for the 256GB version.
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One common message across multiple videos is that the iPhone XR doesn't feel at all like a budget phone.
"Introducing iPhone XR" also shows off the color options, but also includes text that explains why the iPhone XR is so good.
The iPhone XR comes in five colours: Black, white, yellow, coral and a special edition that comes in red. The high-end iPhone XR will hit retail shelves on October 26 in India and other major global markets including the US, UK, UAE etc.
Apple hailed the iPhone XR as a way to "reach even more customers" during the firm's September launch event. It bears an all-glass design with an aluminium frame surrounding the perimeters. Some reports from last month have suggested that Apple changed suppliers due to manufacturing issues with the iPhone XR. The phone is powered by Apple's latest six-core A12 Bionic SoC, coupled with a quad-core GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB/ 128GB/ 256GB of inbuilt storage. The new Liquid Retina display is rumored to be the reason for such a long delay of the iPhone XR.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone XR packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.