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Donna Miller
September 14, 2018

Design-wise TechRadar's Gareth Beavis says that next to the iPhone XS the new iPhone XR is "not quite as attractive", pointing out its thicker bezels and drawing your attention to the fact that its edges aren't made out of the same premium-feeling materials.

When customers get the call to visit their Best Buy to pick up their iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max, they will see their $50 deposit applied to the price of the phone. The iPhone Xr is coming later than the other devices, and will be available to pre-order from October 19th, with the phone arriving a week after on October 26th. If you are a new or existing Verizon subscriber, Big Red has some deals on last year's iPhone models the 2018 OLED wearing units.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.

I've been using Moment lenses with my iPhone X pretty much all year and they're absolutely unbelievable.

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So why bother discontinuing the iPhone X, its most significant phone upgrade in years? The company removed the headphone jack in its iPhones starting with the iPhone 7 and said that it believed the future of audio centered on wireless technology. It's a more affordable version of the XS, and it comes in a number of bright colors.

For the first time, Apple will not bundle a wired headphone dongle with its iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR. In Japan, the iPhone XS costs equivalent to $1,008, just a smidgen above U.S. pricing, excluding tax. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

Still, this year's iPhone XS renders the iPhone X redundant - it has a almost identical design, with improved specs, at the same starting price point of $US999.

Both of these factors might explain Apple's thinking.

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