Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

IPhone XR vs iPhone 8: an entry-level iPhone showdown

IPhone XR vs iPhone 8: an entry-level iPhone showdown

California tech giant Apple on Wednesday unveiled its first dual-SIM card gadget at an event held at the company's new headquarters, Steve Jobs Theater, in Cupertino, California. But if you are going to buy one of the older phones, especially the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, make sure you verify the health of their batteries and replace them before Apple's deal expires.

The new £1,099 iPhone XS Max houses a 6.5-inch Super Retina OLED display, the largest ever placed on an iPhone, and is joined by the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, the same size as last year's iPhone X.

As for software, the iPhone XR ships with iOS 12 on board, though you'll be able to update the iPhone 8 to that software too.

Both models come in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB options.

In India, the iPhone XR will be available slightly late on October 26.

Apple also introduced a fourth generation of the Apple Watch with a major redesign and a series of features created to improve its performance as a medical and health device.

The latest version of the Apple Watch will add features that allow it to take high-quality heart readings and detect falls.

"History tells us that every time Apple introduces a new larger-screen iPhone, it prompts a surge in upgrades by existing owners".

All the three new iPhones share most of the same core features.

On the other hand, the iPhone X presently retails in India for Rs 96,800 for the 256GB version and its successor, the iPhone XS starts at a massive Rs 99,900 for just the 64GB model, thereby just in touching distance of the Rs 1 lakh mark.

Apple on September 12 announced the follow-up to the 2017 flagship iPhone X with the newest iPhone XS, XS Max and the "budget" iPhone XR. Instead, it uses haptic feedback like a trackpad when you long-press an icon on the display. In Kenya a date is yet to be announced.

The new XR will feature numerous same technologies as the new flagship XS and XS Max devices but has a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display. "We expect the iPhone XS Max to have exactly the same effect despite its price tag".

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