Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

10 things to know about Apple's 'affordable' new iPhone

10 things to know about Apple's 'affordable' new iPhone

While both the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been available since September 28, the Apple's take budget-friendly smartphone will become available this month.

The pre-orders for Apple's "affordable" iPhone XR will begin across the world from October 19. The iPhone XR will support gestures as Apple has bid adieu to the home button for its entire line-up for the first time. We can expect that to happen sometime later today.

IndiaiStore lists offers for iPhone XR pre-orders, including no-cost EMI plans with Bajaj Finserv; 5 percent cashback on EMI payments with Citibank credit cards or Axis Bank credit and debit cards, as well as 5x reward points on non-EMI payments with Citibank and Axis Bank credit cards. The Apple iPhone XR can also be pre-booked from Apple's retail partners Imagine store. While the first two are already available for purchase, the more affordable phone was scheduled to arrive in the second half of October. We've embedded several of the best videos below.

iPhone XR starts at Rs 76,900 for 64GB storage. The XR will also be available in 128GB and 256GB storage variants priced at Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900, respectively.

The iPhone Upgrade Programme is available for iPhone XR at apple.com and Apple Stores in the United Kingdom with low monthly payments starting at £41.45 with zero percent interest.

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And it also comes in more colours - six to be exact, reminiscent of the iPhone 5C from 2013: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (Product) RED.

The iPhone XR will go on sale in more than 50 countries and territories including Singapore from Oct 26, Apple Singapore said in its news release on Wednesday. These include US, UK, Canada, China, Australia, and more. Some reports from last month have suggested that Apple changed suppliers due to manufacturing issues with the iPhone XR.

In terms of size, the iPhone XR slots between the iPhone XS and XS Max. It comes powered by the all-new 7nm Apple A12 Bionic chip featuring a 4-core GPU, 6-core CPU, and a dedicated 8-core Neural Engine.

For selfies, the iPhone XR sports a 7MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture along with a TrueDepth camera for FaceID.

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