The iPhone XR, introduced on September 12, 2018, is Apple’s lower-cost flagship device that’s being sold alongside the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.
iPhone XR adopts many features from the iPhone XS and XS Max while also compromising in some areas to keep costs down.
The iPhone XR features a precision-machined 7000 Series aerospace-grade aluminum frame that wraps around an all-glass enclosure with the same durable glass used in the iPhone XS. Apple has designed the iPhone XR in six colors: white, black, blue, coral, yellow, and (PRODUCT)RED.
Apple calls the Liquid Retina display the most advanced LCD ever in a smartphone with support for 120Hz touch sensing, Tap to Wake, and wide color. It supports True Tone to match the white balance of the display to the ambient lighting in the room, and Apple says it has impressive color accuracy.
The new LCD does not support 3D Touch, but Apple has introduced a new Haptic Touch feature to provide haptic responses to certain gestures on the device as a replacement.
Instead of Touch ID, the iPhone XR uses the same TrueDepth camera system that’s in the iPhone XS with faster, more efficient Face ID facial recognition for unlocking your device, making Apple Pay payments, and more.
Inside, the iPhone XR is sporting a 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip that includes two-performance cores 15 percent faster than the A11 and four efficiency cores up to 50 percent more efficient. The four-core GPU in the A12 is up to 50 percent faster than the A11.