Apple has added the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR to its battery support page and revealed 2019 prices for replacing batteries in older iPhone models.
This is the new iPhone for "regular folks" who don't see their iPhone as a status symbol or sweat details like a stainless steel body or 512GB of storage for photos and videos. The iPhone XS (pronounced "ten ess") and XS Max are the updated version of last year's iPhone X. The XS has a 5.8-inch OLED display, while the XS Max has a 6.5-inch display. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp.More news: Hurricane Florence begins to batter U.S. east coast
The phone has a single 12MP rear sensor, rather than the two on the XS and XS Max, while the front comes installed with a TrueDepth camera for facial unlocking and selfies. If anything, analysts have been disappointed that the iPhone XR is so "cheap" because they're anxious it might cannibalize iPhone XS sales. Apple gave us cryptic guidance like "it lasts 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus".
Overall, then, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis concludes that the iPhone XR is likely going to be Apple's "volume driver" over the next year in terms of sales, and especially so in the Asian market, which may go to explain the slightly odd, larger than XS screen.
The XR is also the first iPhone in years to be sold in a variety of colors, including red, coral, yellow and blue.
As such, Gareth concludes that providing you don't want loads of advanced features, no "bells and whistles", then the camera system on the iPhone XR "will do you just fine".