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Has Apple done enough to justify charging its highest ever price for a new iPhone? Fortunately, except for an additional sensor, iPhone XR retains all of the software and hardware features like optical image stabilisation and 4K video recording at 24 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps. It doesn't feel like much of an upgrade on the iPhone X though. Apple retains the aesthetics which we saw in the iPhone X.

On Twitter, Apple fans are simultaneously hailing the sleek new products and dragging the company for its name choice.

The iPhone XS Max dimensions are 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm) and it weighs 7.34 ounces (208g). The iPhone Xs Max starts at $1,099, which is only $100 more than the starting price for the iPhone Xs. Furthermore, Apple has added a titanium electrode built into the top allows you to use the ECG app simply by touching it with your finger. At $749, I think this is really the sweet spot for iPhones this year. The phone doesn't have gigabit LTE like the XS does, although it does support T-Mobile's new rural Band 71.

As for the battery, Apple claims a stamina of 1.5 hours more than that of the iPhone 8 Plus.

That price point makes it less expensive than the iPhone 8 Plus; its affordable price combined with state-of-the-art technology is something the company is "very proud" of.

The XR's two key features are both visual, and they're both things that pop when you're handling the phone in person.

Alongside the trio of new iPhone designs revealed by Apple last night, the firm updated its smartwatch. It's certainly one possibility, with the new iPhone XR - odd name aside - targeting a curiously crossover crowd.

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By now you have probably heard that Apple's new launch this year will consist of the iPhone XS and XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch Series 4.

But the XR is a wholly new model.

They hit stores on September 21, 2018 with the iPhone XS priced at $999 (£999) and the XS Max a whopping $1,099 (£1,099).

What's more, it comes in a rainbow's assortment of colours.

But if that's not enough to convince them it's a worthy upgrade, the XR also offers numerous same cutting-edge features found on the top-of-the-line XS models. At $750 in the U.S. (around R11,000 - but the official South African price has not yet been released), the XR isn't exactly cheap. Instead of using stainless steel like the iPhone X and XS, the XR uses 7000 series aluminium for its metal frame. And it's actually R750 less than Apple charged for the iPhone 8 Plus a year ago.

To be sure, the XR doesn't have all of the bells and whistles in the XS.

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