How to watch Apple's 2018 iPhone keynote announcement - Stream, schedule, info

Big hitters

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Design-wise, the iPhone Xr bears similarities to the iPhone Xs and Xs Max with a 6.1-inch all-screen build, slim bezels and the signature notch which incorporates Face ID and gestural navigation, but for a considerably lower price starting at $749 United States dollars, and available in 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB models.

The iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch display while iPhone XS Max comes with a 6.5-inch display. All three of the new iPhones feature an edge-to-edge screen, like the current iPhone X, alongside a TrueDepth camera system that can be used for Face ID. The company also plans to announce an updated version of its 5.8-inch OLED device with a faster processor for improved performance.

The Max is the Xs' bigger brother.

Apple iPhones are renowed for their photography smarts, and the new iPhone XS is unlikely to be any different. The much larger 2 XL, though, was priced at $850, which was considered steep even with the $1000 iPhone X having already debuted a month prior.

Here's what you need to know about the iPhone XR.

When can you pre-order Apple's latest iPhone Xr with 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display?

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The biggest aesthetic shakeup is that the iPhone XR will arrive in no less than six new technicolour finishes, including blue, yellow and red. Apple VP of World Wide Marketing says these models have the most durable glass of any smartphone ever made.

Apple has announced three new iPhones at this year's September event.

To keep the price down, Apple gave the iPhone Xr an LED display instead of a more vibrant OLED panel, an aluminum body instead of a stainless steel, and haptic feedback for the touchscreen instead of pressure-sensitive 3D Touch. We're talking some small upgrades on last year's iPhone X model (which at the time was billed as "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone").

Pricing for the iPhone Xr starts at $749. The Apple Watch heart monitor will now do long-term cardiac monitoring, warning when your heart beats irregularly.

The good news is there isn't too long to wait for iOS 12 with Apple fans officially receiving this update on September 17. They'll have the same chipsets as every other flagship phone this year (the iPhone Xr features a next-gen 7nm chipset, the A12 Bionic), the big one will have a big display notch, and they're sticking with a single rear camera layout.

The A12 Bionic can launch apps 30 percent faster than the A11 Bionic through the help of algorithms tuned to recognizing when and how frequently apps are opened during the day. You'll have to wait a bit longer for the iPhone XR, which launches on 26 October, with preorders from 19 October. 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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