iPhone XR will be available for pre-order at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time on October 19, and ahead of when pre-orders go live, the first iPhone XR reviews have been published on YouTube.
Apple appears to have provided several YouTubers and media sites with iPhone XR review units, with a list of some of the available review videos embedded below.
Apple’s iPhone XR is the third iPhone in Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup. It’s the least expensive of the three new devices, priced starting at $749 vs. $999 and $1,099 for the
iPhone XS and XS Max.
Compared to the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR features an LCD display instead of an OLED display, Haptic Touch instead of 3D Touch, and an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel frame. It’s got a lower water resistance rating at IP67, and it has slower LTE Advanced instead of Gigabit LTE.
Most notably, the iPhone XR uses a single-lens camera system instead of a dual-lens camera system, but the two devices feature many of the same capabilities such as Depth Control and Smart HDR, enabled through software.
Aside from these differences, the iPhone XR and iPhone XS have the same components including the super fast A12 chip, TrueDepth camera system for Face ID, and glass body for wireless charging capabilities.
The iPhone XR will officially launch on Friday, October 26, one week after pre-orders take place.