Apple's iPhone XR Pre-Orders Go Live in Canada

This is officially what Apple's cheapest new iPhone will cost in SA - R6,000 cheaper than the iPhone XS

On the bright side, the phone features the same 50-percent faster A11 Bionic chipset as its more expensive cousins, along with the same new and improved main camera, albeit in a single-camera form factor with one less sensor as compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max. It's not all bad news though: one camera advantage of the XR over the XS is that you don't need to back up as far when taking Portrait photos since there's only one lens being used, and all depth recognition is being done via software rather than the dual-lens hardware.

Today a variety of YouTube videos have been published featuring hands-on looks at the iPhone XR, which becomes available for pre-order tomorrow and ships Friday, October 26th. The 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch XS Max uses OLED panels. Analysts and pundits are pointing to factors such as the modest $749 price of the entry-level model with 64GB of storage, which of course users can spread over the life of an agreement with a carrier, as one of many reasons sales are likely to be impressive.

iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900 for 64GB storage. In comparison, the iPhone XS starts at $999 Dollars and the iPhone XS Max starts at $1,099 USD.

Unlike the iPhone XS and XS Max which come in Gold, Silver and Space Gray colours, the iPhone XR gets several attractive colour options that includes White, Black, Blue, Coral, Yellow and (PRODUCT) Red.

Earlier this week, Apple confirmed that its new iPhone XR model will launch for preorder at 12:01AM Pacific on October 19.

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It's not all bad, though: The iPhone XR has a bigger battery than the XS.

The iPhone XR with 12MP rear camera and 7MP front sensor claims to have better low light performance.

From 9to5Mac, about the vids: The first "briefly leads with the color choices, then shows how the camera can offer apparent depth-of-field control despite its single lens ..."

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