IPhone Xr sales begin today with no Apple cases or waiting lines

CNN praised the impressive Portrait Mode shots the camera is able to capture, The Verge lauded the work Apple did to make the rounded corners of the LCD match the corners of the device, and Digital Trends called the iPhone XR "the iPhone to buy".

If you have an iPhone XR, send in your comments below of what your experience is to assist other Apple fans sitting on the fence before Christmas.

iPhone XR has gone on sale in countries such as Japan and Australia, and will go on sale in India post 6pm IST today via both offline and online stores. The iPhone XR is expected to see a lot of demand from consumers who have been waiting for a more affordable iPhone. "Those outside of the Apple ecosystem can also try this variant to enter the iOS family.Aim to buy the "(PRODUCT) RED" variant as a portion of your purchase will go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were great phones, but clearly represented the end point of one branch of iPhone evolution.

Apple has swapped out the AMOLED display panel for a 6.1-inch IPS LCD Liquid Retina bezel-less display. The iPhone X was a attractive, enticing phone; I bought one before ultimately returning it, deciding that I wasn't quite ready to pay $1,000 for a smartphone.

So here's a rundown of reported problems for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max and whether they actually matter. The Apple Watch 4 is not available for pre-order, but will begin sales on the same date. The iPhone XR can also take advantage of Apple's machine learning and augmented reality features.

Second, the camera. The XR drops the extra telephoto lens you get on the XS and XS Max. Oh, you can also get it in six different colors. Plus, the XR has the same A12 Bionic chip as the XS and XS Max have.

There have been reports that the some iPhone XS and XS Max models aren't charging if the display is off when the Lightning cable is plugged in.

Missing 3D touch, but we hardly knew you - Another design compromise Apple made was excluding 3D touch.

Other differences are that the XS has Gigabit LTE 4G capability (if you can ever get that anywhere) while the XR doesn't, and the XR is rated for slightly better waterproofing (IP68 vs the XR's IP67).

  • Fernando Stephens