Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr

Apple is unveiling a lower-priced version of the iPhone X.                  Claire Reilly  CNET

The iPhone XR (along with the iPhone XS and XS Max) was announced today at Apple's September special event.

The most interesting fact here is that Apple has managed to pack a 6.1-inch display in a body that's shorter and narrower than the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, though at 8.3mm, the iPhone XR is 0.8mm thicker.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max come in gorgeous gold, space gray and silver finishes.

It's also the second-largest iPhone that Apple has produced by screen size.

CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,100, topping the iPhone X, which at $1,000 seemed jaw-dropping at the time.

Finally, the XS features Dual Sim Dual Standby (DSDS) technology that allows people to use two phone numbers with one iPhone. But it carries the same "TrueDepth" camera at the front as the other new iPhones, offering Face ID.

Apple has ditched the Home button in favor of Face ID. You still get the dual-camera setup on the back, but with larger sensors, and a new Smart HDR feature that should make photography much easier.

And of course, the biggest new feature set to debut in iOS 12 is Memoji, allowing you to create lifelike Animoji.

White House defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim
Carmen Yulín Cruz , Mayor of Puerto Rico's capital San Juan and vocal critic of Trump, tweeted her dismay at his latest offensive. The fake news media, like CNN , have attacked President Trump for disputing the "scientists" who came up with the 3,000 number.

Public gatherings in Harare banned to contain Zim cholera outbreak
President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Mugabe, has pledged to revive the economy and improve public services. Zimbabwe's last major cholera outbreak in 2008 killed more than 4,000 people.

Ariana Grande Posts Heartbreaking Statement About Mac Miller
On Friday, September 7, rapper and recording artist Mac Miller was found dead from an apparent overdose at the age of 26. Ariana has stayed silent since Mac's death, though she shared a caption-less picture of him days after it was announced.

The iPhone Xs, like its predecessor, has a screen that occupies nearly the entirety of the phone's frontage. And when shooting video, you can record sound in stereo. There will also be three versions available for the smartphone: a 64GB model, a 128GB model, and a 256GB model. More importantly, Apple kicked off a one-year iPhone battery replacement program that reduced the fix fee from $79 to $29. The CPU is 15% faster and 40% more energy efficient. The neural engine has "only" have twice the number of cores as the previous generation, but it's hugely more powerful - it can do 5 trillion operations, up from 600 billion.

The company claims that Face ID could be used for a host of things such as unlocking applications, paying for shopping in stores and even paying for cab rides using Apple Pay. This comes on the same day as Apple slashed the prices of older iPhone models in the country. DSDS works by using one physical SIM and one eSIM.

But the arrival of the iPhone Xs and Xr phones reminds us that the deal will soon expire, and prices will go up after December 31st.

It's a 12MP wide-angle camera that can actually take Portrait Mode photos despite only having a single lens. The iPhone Xs will start at $999 for the 64-GB model, while the iPhone Xs Max will start at $1,099.

By including the same high-performance chip found in the XS, the XR has will be capable of handling even the most demanding apps.

It packs a six-point-five inch screen. and it's the most expensive of the new releases.

Apple has also beefed up the water proofing for the XS Max.

The Apple Watch Series 4 announced on Wednesday brings an updated design and a redesigned UI along with a few notable health-based features.

Related News:



Most liked

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina devastated by ‘CATASTROPHIC’ floods
Cooper cited a National Weather Service forecast that said almost the entire state could be covered in several feet of water. Marson said they'd lost power and the winds were howling outside, but they had enough food and water to last them for days.

Florence Slows, Weakens Over Islands; Still Major Hurricane
As a result, Florence "is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through Thursday", Sept. 13, said the NHC . As Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast this week, the federal government wants gun dealers to prepare.

Elizabeth Tulloch Cast as Lois Lane for The CW’s Crossover
See how the massive cast of characters comes together when the special starts Sunday, December 9th with The Flash at 8 p.m. The Walking Dead star Xander Berkeley is coming to Supergirl as Agent Liberty's father, according to TV Insider .

Mother and Infant Among First Reported Fatalities as Hurricane Florence Makes Landfall
Spanish moss waved in the trees as the winds picked up in Wilmington , and floating docks bounced atop swells at Morehead City. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Newly available flu vaccine could prevent deaths this winter
He said: "People should not underestimate the effects of seasonal flu - it is unpleasant at best and a potential killer at worst. Some NHS staff chose not to get the vaccine because they wrongly believed it could make them ill, England's top nurse has said.

Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets
Navarro said Thursday that that was because the president's tweets were politically damaging for those associated with him. But just after he left Puerto Rico Gov.

KERRY UNDER FIRE: Trump Admin SLAMS 'SHAMEFUL' John Kerry over 'Shadow Diplomacy'
I've also seen reports that he is apparently providing, according to reports, advice to the Iranian government. "Mr. One of those meetings took place in Oslo, Norway, and another in Munich, he said.

Flights cancelled in the US Southeast as Hurricane Florence approaches
Its landfall may be over southern parts of North Carolina affecting North and SC as well as Virginia by Friday morning local time. President Donald Trump both touted the government's readiness and urged people to get out of the way.

This Is How to Pronounce the New iPhone Xs and Xr Correctly
The iPhone XS and XS MAX will be available in 64GB, 256GB, 512GB capacities with starting prices of $999 and $1,099, respectively. Apple Watch has become the #1 watch in the world, according to Cook, who said it has "redefined what a watch can do for you".

NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. There are now four storms swirling in the Atlantic Ocean with the formation of Tropical Storm Joyce.

Catholic Church admits 'shameful' legacy of abuse after study leaked
He said the Church had planned to provide counselling helplines for people affected by its contents. Bishop Ackermann said the report had been leaked to the press before the Church itself had seen it.

London responds to Putin's address regarding "poisoners" of Skripals
The Skripals were found unconscious at a shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4 and were admitted to a hospital soon after. In an address to the Easter Economic Forum in Vladivostok, he said: "Of course, we looked who these people are.

Insurers Brace for $20B in Catastrophic Losses From Hurricane Florence
At 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) on Wednesday the storm was located about 530 miles (855 km) southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. A tropical storm warning is in effect for north of Duck, NC, to the North Carolina/Virginia border.

Key 'Modern Family' Character Will Die in Season 10, Creator Says
It's a tragic turn that falls in line with Season 10's decidedly darker tone. 'I hope there is. Who will we lose this season? Season 10 of Modern Family is set to air September 26.

Eminem Finally Reveals The Real Reason He Dissed Machine Gun Kelly
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, who features on " Fall ", disowned the song shortly after its release , telling fans he was "not a fan of the message".