Apple unveils the iPhone XR, a $749 budget smartphone

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You just watched Apple show off all its new iPhones and you're itching to get your hands on one.

Apple announced three new iPhones: The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.

The (digital) ink has barely dried on Apple's iPhone XS/XS Max and iPhone XR press releases yesterday, with certain technical details still very much up in the air, and info on essential stuff like official warranty extension prices quietly revealed on the heels of the actual product announcements. If you don't care about having a top-of-the-line smartphone camera or the best display, the iPhone XR is a decent way to save some money - it even has the same A12 chip as the more expensive models.

Reference to a new Apple Watch, and two new sizes of changeable Watch strap, also appeared in the listings, appearing to confirm rumours of a redesign to the wearable device.

Similar to the iPhone X, the XR gets a notch which also houses the same advance sensors which enable Face ID authentication. The worst part? These new features won't officially launch until spring.

'These phones really look wonderful, but "iPhone XS Max" is the worst product name Apple has come up with in this century, ' Twitter user @gilbert said. What it lacks in dual-camera-ness it makes up for with computational photography: the iPhone XR can - like the Google Pixel line - do Portrait Mode using its single camera thanks to improvements to the image signal processor, neural engine, and algorithms.

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The phone includes a dual camera with a 12 megapixel wide-angle camera as well as a 12 megapixel telephoto camera. Both will have dual SIM capability meaning you can have two numbers on the same phone.

Storage isn't as generous as that offered on the more expensive devices, with just 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB options. It's the first time Apple has offered a 512GB phone.

But it has one incredible feature that neither the XS or the XS Max has: It comes in yellow. It will be available for pre-orders starting September 14 and will go on sale starting September 21.

Speaking of which, let's talk about the not-so-headline-grabbing iPhone XR. Apple calls this 6.1-inch display "Liquid Retina", and it's 1792 x 828 resolution with 326 pixels per inch. The price of the XR will start at $749 in the U.S. and €849 ($987) in Germany. In 2016, Apple's Twitter account accidentally leaked the iPhone 7 before the handset was unveiled by the company. Apple also announced that watchOS 5 will start rolling out to supported devices on September 17.

Apple had earlier introduced eSIM back in 2017 when it launched Apple Watch 3 Series. One large one is the ability to detect falls and call emergency services on your behalf if you're unresponsive.

The watch will also notify you when it detects that your heart rate is too low or that there's an irregular pattern compared to your usual values. This time around, the iPhone XS will stay at the $999 mark while the iPhone XR will use cheaper materials and sell for about $750. It starts at $749 for the 64 GB model and will cost more for its 128 GB and 256 GB models.

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