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Luckily, if you owned a previous iPhone that came with a wired dongle, you can still use that with the new Apple handsets.

You can find more information about Apple's iPhone keynote 2018, including information about the Apple Watch Series 4, in the stories below.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone. The iPhone XR also promises 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus.

Pre-orders for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are going to be live tomorrow, but what we have is an early glimpse of how thee devices might perform when they are officially released by the company.

Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. 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 urBeats will be out later this fall, probably around the same time the iPhone XR launches. Beavis believes this is where most of the cost saving has been generated for the model.

Gareth does note though that the camera system also supports Smart HDR, which allows the iPhone XR to "really capture the high-end elements of a photo, fusing the light and dark elements well", and that the pictures he took were clear, sharp and colourful. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens.

Therefore, if you were in love with the smaller 4-inch compact form factor or don't want to part with the headphone jack on an iPhone, you can try your luck with the SE and 6S till stocks last. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

Price (duh): The iPhone XR isn't cheap, but it's not a $1,000 phone, either.

We got to test the phone out in person, and reckon the display (which lands right in the middle, size-wise, of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max) might not reach the dizzying heights of OLED, but it remains a handsome smartphone display in its own right. But hey, if you're only spending $749 on the iPhone XR, maybe you can afford to splurge on a matching pair.

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