#Gadget: Apple introduces iPhone XR

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Like the iPhone X, the XS has a 5.8-inch OLED screen, while the XS Max boasts a mammoth 6.5-inch OLED display. On the camera front, the XR features a single 12-megapixel wide-angle camera on the rear, with the same specifications as the XS.

As with last year's iPhone X, this new phone would have a screen that runs from edge to edge, an effort to maximize the display without making the phone too awkward to hold.

The XR features numerous same specifications as the XS duo but has only a single rear camera, an LCD screen - unlike the XS' OLED - and starts at £749 when it goes on sale in October. Plus it comes in brighter colors like yellow and blue and coral.

Apple's brand-new iPhone XS Max - unveiled on Wednesday - is super-sized in more ways than one. We have the details on buying an unlocked iPhone XS Max SIM-free handset here - probably best to sit down for a few minutes.

The phones will go on sale next week on Friday, September 21, but you can preorder this Friday, September 14.

The company is also expected to unveil a new version of its wireless AirPods earbuds with wireless charging and a wireless mat that will be able to charge several devices at once.

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The rumored gold finish for the OLED models and the brightly color cases for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone aren't present on the site. In addition to Ming-Chi Kuo , Bloomberg's Mark Gurman is also ready with his summary for Apple's upcoming 2018 iPhone event.

Though the new model doesn't feature 3D Touch, Apple has packed in an alternative called Haptic Touch, which provides haptic feedback when the user presses on the display.

Despite the discounted option, Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi said Australian Apple fans were likely to accept the top iPhone XS Max's significantly higher cost this year, but warned that prices could not keep rising at their current rate.

Like their predecessor, the iPhone X, the name is meant to be pronounced as the number 10. In India, the Apple iPhone XR will start at Rs.76,900 MRP.

Both the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in three storage variants. According to the company, this feature will be available to people through new software updates in the coming time.

Apple introduced its first £1,000 smartphone - the iPhone X - last year, and despite a slight drop in sales, the company has reported increased revenue and profit during 2018. So iPhone Xs is offered at £999, £1,149 and £1,349 or PKR 160,000, 185,000 and 215,000 respectively. Xs Max is offered at £1,099, £1,249 and £1,449 price that is PKR 175,000, 200,000 and 230,000 respectively. Battery life is said to be 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Pricing starts at $749 for the 64GB version (256GB and 512GB models are also available), and you can pre-order from October 19, with shipping starting October 26.

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