Since that phone lasted longer than the iPhone X in CNET's looping video tests(in airplane mode), we at least have an inkling that the XR could outlast Apple's more expensive iPhones. Let's break down Apple's new iPhone release dates.
Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones.
The cheapest iPhone is now the iPhone 7, which starts at $US449. The iPhone XS (pronounced "ten ess") and XS Max are the updated version of last year's iPhone X. The XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the XS Max has a 6.5-inch display. The iPhone Xr is coming later than the other devices, and will be available to pre-order from October 19th, with the phone arriving a week after on October 26th. Features like post-editing Depth Control and Smart HDR will also be supported on the iPhone XR. $999 is what the iPhone X cost last year and no one really expected it to be any different this year. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp. People storing albums upon albums of home movies will prefer the 512GB option that the iPhone XS and XS Max offer.
Apple debuts 6.1-inch LCD iPhone XR, coming in October
It has the same upgraded technology as the iPhone XS phones, and you can take Bokeh portrait shots with the help of software. The price for the iPhone XS starts at $999 for the 64 GB model and goes up from there for 256 GB and 512 GB.
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T3 will imminently be reviewing the iPhone XS in full, so be sure to check back in soon for our official verdict. It features an edge-to-edge display and a faster processor than the $699 8 Plus. 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). But beware that if you're planning to buy an iPhone 8, it won't come with a dongle, either.
Overall, then, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis concludes that the iPhone XR is likely going to be Apple's "volume driver" over the next year in terms of sales, and especially so in the Asian market, which may go to explain the slightly odd, larger than XS screen.