10 things to know about Apple's 'affordable' new iPhone


Apple has launched pre-orders of its iPhone XR in Canada, the United States and other first wave launch countries. It also comes in six colors: black, blue, coral, red, white and yellow. Friday October 26 is the date to circle on your calendar in that regard, and that's when you'll start to see the iPhone XR on the physical shelves of phone and electronic retailers, too. The 128GB and 256GB storage variants of the iPhone XR costs Rs 81,900 and Rs 91,900 respectively.

The iPhone XR certainly isn't the most exciting handset Apple launched this fall, but thanks to its more affordable price tag and gorgeous color options, it will nearly certainly prove to be a big hit among a large number of Apple fans.

Apple iPhone XR is priced at Rs 76,900 for 64GB variant, which is not small sum but affordable when compared against the iPhone XS and XS Max. The phone, which in many ways, is the "affordable" iPhone this year can now finally be pre-ordered in India via Paytm Mall. This brings down the effective starting price to Rs 73,055.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 for the 64GB configuration or about $37.41 a month for 24 months via Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program.

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The iPhone XR with 12MP rear camera and 7MP front sensor claims to have better lowa'light performance.

The device's 6.1-inch display features a resolution of 1,792 x 828 and supports Tap to Wake functionality.

The device, launched along with luxury iPhone XS and XS Max, houses A12 Bionic chip with next-generation "Neural Engine", which unlocks new experiences for immersive augmented reality (AR), games and photography. The iPhone XR should also be available on some e-commerce platforms as well, but details on that are still unknown at the moment. The iPhone XR features 7000-series aerospace-grade aluminium and more durable glass in its construction, and comes with IP 67 rating for dust and water resistance.