Apple has announced its iPhone XR, integrating technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and six “beautiful” finishes.
iPhone XR brings a A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the TrueDepth camera system, Face ID and an advanced camera system that creates dramatic portraits using a single camera lens.
iPhone XR will be available to pre-order beginning Friday, 19thOctober and in stores beginning Friday 26thOctober in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait.
iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED starting at AED 3,179 from apple.com/ae/ and Apple Stores.
“iPhone XR helps us reach even more people with the latest iPhone innovations,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. “It is packed with the newest technologies including a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display that goes edge to edge, the latest TrueDepth camera with faster Face ID authentication, new 7-nanometer A12 Bionic chip with second generation Neural Engine and a 12-megapixel camera that takes advanced Portrait mode and Portrait Lighting photos. The new iPhone XR has a gorgeous new aerospace-grade aluminum and glass enclosure that has IP67 protection from liquids and dust, long all-day battery life and comes in six beautiful finishes. iPhone XR makes it possible for even more people to have the great experience of the latest iPhone X technology, in beautiful new designs, at a more affordable price.”
iPhone XR comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED. A seven-layer colour process gives the glass back nuanced hues, and the aluminum band and camera trim are colour matched to give a sophisticated finish.
This new design is splash- and water-resistant, with a rating of IP67, and protects against everyday spills including coffee, tea and soda.1
iPhone XR supports fast and fluid iPhone gestures like tap to wake, swipe up to the home screen, swipe down to access notifications and the Control Centre, and the new haptic touch feature for pressing on the home screen to instantly launch the camera or flashlight.
The Apple-designed A12 Bionic features the first 7-nanometer chip ever in a smartphone, and features a six-core fusion architecture with two performance cores that are up to 15 percent faster, four efficiency cores that are up to 50 percent more efficient, a four-core GPU that is up to 50 percent faster, powerful Apple-designed Image Signal Processor (ISP), video encoder.
iPhone XR lasts up to an hour and a half longer than iPhone 8 Plus, Apple says.
The next-generation Neural Engine is built for advanced machine learning in everything from photography to augmented reality. A new eight-core design allows it to complete up to 5 trillion operations per second compared to 600 billion in A11 Bionic. This enables new capabilities like faster plane detection for ARKit and new features that use real-time machine learning. For the first time the Neural Engine is open to Core ML, empowering developers to build apps that utilise this machine learning engine.
Advanced single lens wide-angle camera
iPhone XR features a 12-megapixel f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens with an all-new sensor, delivering faster auto-focus, while larger and deeper pixels improve image fidelity and low-light performance on photos and videos.
Improvements to the ISP, Neural Engine and improved software algorithms enable portrait photos with a beautiful bokeh effect. Smart HDR brings better highlight and shadow detail across photos.
New Depth Control allows users to adjust the depth of field both in real-time preview3 and post-capture to create striking portraits with a beautiful bokeh effect. Selfies have never looked better with an enhanced Portrait mode on the front-facing TrueDepth camera and Portrait Lighting for dramatic studio lighting effects.