Aluminum vs. steel: Stainless steel sides hug the pricier iPhones, but the iPhone XR is made with an aluminum frame, like many other phones on the market.
But this year, Apple unsurprisingly decided the iPhone X design was the way of the future. Regardless of which iPhone you have, if your handset is covered by AppleCare+, you'll be able to get a battery replacement for free.
The new iPhone lineup offers more choices that should fuel higher unit sales and ASP, resulting in increased revenue and EPS for Apple in fiscal 2019 and 2020.
It consumes less power by running 40-50% more efficiently, performance is 15% faster and app launch speed gets a 30% boost.
One key detail that Apple did not mention during its recent keynote is the fact that it will not be shipping the Lightning to 3.5mm audio dongle with its new iPhones. Apple also emphasises on the Core ML framework that enables developers to use machine learning with 1/10th of the energy consumption and 9x the speed. The online world erupted at Apple's new price list.
They can reach a new level of up to 2 meters under water for 30 minutes, and are also protected against everyday spills including coffee, juice and soda.
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The operating system will also allow people to designate "down time" when iPhones or iPads can't be used - perhaps a child's bedtime or a grown-up's meditation hour.
There's a lot more to discover in the latest update.
Single rear camera lens instead of two: This is a big one. Although there's only one 12-megapixel camera on the XR's glass backing, some software work with iOS 12 means you don't sacrifice portrait mode shots.
Those devices, plus the iPhone X, are no longer available through Apple's website.
The XR's pricing is "below expectation" and "effectively obsoletes" the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus units as "most consumers would opt for the iPhone XR in both cases", Goldman's analysts noted. And if you want to get AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss coverage, it'll cost you $299 or $14.99 per month for 24 months.
The new phone XS and XS Max will be available for pre-order from September 14 and will hit some markets like the U.S. on September 21.