Gather Round: How to watch Apple's iPhone event

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However, in order to keep a strong foothold in the premium segment and increase the accessibility, they have toned down the XS to shape it in the form of iPhone XR.

Pre-orders will open on Friday, September 21st with availability on September 28th.

Here's what you need to know about the iPhone XR.

Apple's new flagship smartphones are here, and before you get too hung up on the name, there's plenty to like about the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

The iPhone XR also sports the same Face ID tech as the iPhone XS.

The XR is only a single lens camera system, but has a wide angle like those found on iPhone X. It'll cost roughly $750 and come out on October 26.

What colors will it come in?

To understand how big the screens are on the 2018 crop of new iPhones, I brought a few visual aides to Apple's grand unveiling Wednesday at its Silicon Valley headquarters.

Meanwhile, Apple says the XR will go an additional 90 minutes past the battery life of the 8 Plus.

Bigger and a little less pricey: iPhone XR ($749). And it costs considerably less, when compared to the iPhone XS.

Will the iPhone XR run iOS 12? The images look sharp and colour reproduction is top notch.

Battery life is claimed to last up to an hour and half longer per day than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The new mobile operating system will have some significant changes, including how notifications are displayed, updates to the Photos app, and a new augmented-reality Measure app to take measurements with only your iPhone camera.

Water resistant and a 14.7 centimetre OLED screen - those are the key features of the new iPhone Xs (pronounced "ten-es"), Apple's head of marketing Phil Schiller unveiled. LCD is still the standard display technology in the mainstream iPhone lineup.

"All-new Liquid Retina display - the most advanced LCD in the industry".

The largest iPhone to date - iPhone Xs Max with a 16.5-centimetre OLED screen also made its grand debut. To be accurate, only one version will have the ability to accommodate two physical SIM cards: a dual-SIM version of the iPhone Xs Max intended for China.

So there's no more Home button?

Is Bigger Better? The iPhone X will have exactly the same size body and 5.8-inch display as the iPhone X introduced a year ago. However, the XR loses out on 3D Touch and relies on Taptic Feedback for launching the camera or the flashlight.

The new models sport an A12 Bionic processor with a 7nm process. The A12 features a custom hexa-core CPU, a quad-core GPU and an octa-core Neural Engine. Even a new version of the Apple Watch, called Series 4, has a 30 percent larger screen, making it fit even more information. But that kind of real-time processing requires massive computing power, which the rest of us will find pretty useful when playing a favorite online game, or editing vacation videos.

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