iPhone XR finally receives FCC approval ahead of October 26 release

iPhone XR finally receives FCC approval ahead of October 26 release
Shortly after Apple’s event earlier this month it was revealed that the upcoming iPhone XR had still not received its FCC approval. But now, just over two weeks later, the cheaper iPhone device has finally been certified, paving the way for its release next month.

Much like the flagship iPhone XS and XS Max, the iPhone XR makes use of an all-screen design that mimics last year’s iPhone X. Unlike this device, though, the XR includes a new LCD panel which Apple is calling “Liquid Retina.” Additionally, the smartphone also lacks the secondary telephoto lens that can be found on the rear of Apple’s more premium offerings.

Despite these differences and the lower price tag of $750, the iPhone XR includes the same A12 Bionic processor as its more expensive siblings and Face ID up front. Moreover, Portrait Mode with Depth Control is possible thanks to software trickery. Elsewhere on the feature list, wireless charging is included alongside what is allegedly the best battery life ever on an iPhone.

Those interested in the device will be able to pre-order it starting October 19. Shipments of the iPhone XR are then set to commence just one week later on October 26.

source: FCC via MacRumors

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iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)

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24 Comments

1. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

So it's finalized then. Those low end specification iPhone XR will sell for $750 USD. Or $1030 CAD. It's amazing that Apple is pitching this smartphone as an entry device. If people are that gullible to believe the crap that Apple spews, and purchase the XR. Then it's true, a sucker is born every minute. This I believe is Apples sales motto.

2. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

To be honest, if I were in the market for an iPhone, I would get the XR over the XS/Max any day of the week, just because how close in specs it is to the (much) more expensive models.

7. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That's the thing the only close thing in terms of specs is the A12. Everything else is not close in terms of specs. The frame is aluminum instead of stainless steel The screen an LCD display with a low HD+ resolution, and a low 326 DPI. No 3D touch. The LTE is a slower and older modem. The ram is 3 GB instead of 4 GB. Their is only 1 rear camera with no zoom. The water resistance is lower than the XS(Max). The glass coving the XR is not the same as the XS. Even the storage amounts only go to 128, or 256 GB. You have to be blind to say the specs are close to the XS or XS Max.

8. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You forgot to give your two comments a thumbs up with your sgodsell account. @joshuaswingle, pls compare the IP of Atechguy0 and sgodsell.

12. joshuaswingle

Posts: 413; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I think you are just trying to find differences to justify your first comment. I mean... "frame is aluminum instead of stainless steel." If that genuinely bothers somebody enough then they'll get the XS (Max). Same goes for the 512GB of storage. You clearly don't understand what type of Apple customer the iPhone XR targets. And I also don't think you realize Apple's strategy with the device. In two years' time, the XR will be the entry-level iPhone but thanks to the A12 processor it will be still be capable of competing with newer mid-range Android devices.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Sure, add up the differences and then figure out if you feel the difference in price is worth it. To me, absolutely not, because they are really, really similar.

17. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 907; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

3D touch is a joke and hardly used by anyone. 3GB of ram isnt important. The iPhone X and 8 Plus have 3Gb and are still powerful phones. Google Pixel 2XL has only one camera and it is still the best camera to date. 256Gb is more than enough for anyone. You are talking trash. The XR will be the best selling iphone. Did you forget the XR has a bigger battery and will last longer than the XS and XS Max. The XR has Price and longer battery life which beats all the s**t you listed above. I bet when the benchmarks come out there wont even be much of a difference between them.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why are you SOOOO invested in what other people do with their money? Is it because you don’t have any money if your own? Nah... that’s too simple an answer. If I had to guess, it’s because your insecurities won’t allow you to see anything other than what you consider valuable. It’s a common trait among the mentally unstable, and should be treated via several types of therapies. Life Counseling may also be of assistance if and/or when you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you and your petty problems. Sgodell, you’d be better served avoiding Apple as a subject. They clearly make you irrationally upset, to the point they are LITERALLY all you talk about. Your post history shows a massive investment in opposition to mere inanimate objects and I genuinely fear for your safety moving forward as Apple’s going to be selling massive quantities of products for the foreseeable future. Seek clinical advice before it’s too late!

4. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Why are you SOOOO invested in what other people do with their money? Is it because you don’t have any money if your own? Nah... that’s too simple an answer. If I had to guess, it’s because your insecurities won’t allow you to see anything other than what you consider valuable. It’s a common trait among the mentally unstable, and should be treated via several types of therapies. Life Counseling may also be of assistance if and/or when you realize that the world doesn’t revolve around you and your petty problems. Sgodell, you’d be better served avoiding Apple as a subject. They clearly make you irrationally upset, to the point they are LITERALLY all you talk about. Your post history shows a massive investment in opposition to mere inanimate objects and I genuinely fear for your safety moving forward as Apple’s going to be selling massive quantities of products for the foreseeable future. Seek clinical advice before it’s too late!

5. joshuaswingle

Posts: 413; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

I wouldn't exactly call them low-end specs. The processor is the best one on the market at the moment and 3GB of RAM in an iPhone is just fine with Apple's optimizations. And Google has also proved that one rear camera is enough. The only "low-end" spec that it includes is really the display's resolution. And to the *majority* of people, the lower resolution won't even be noticeable. Some people don't seem to get that higher numbers on paper don't always mean better or necessary.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ignore him. He’s only here to troll Apple fans anyway.

10. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Joshua it's more than that. There is no 3D touch on the XR display. The water resistance is lower on the XR. The LTE modem on the XR is slower. The frame is aluminum instead of stainless steel. The glass covering the XR is not the same as the XS. The storage options only go to 128 or 256 GB Max. You mentioned only one xamera with no zoom. The 3gb of ram instead of 4 GB. You even said yourself the display is really only the low end spec. Yet the display is the most important part of any iPhone or smartphone in general. It's the window to the device, its how we interact with the device. Yet Apple uses a cheap LCD HD+ display. Look when other OEMs can make and sell an Android smartphone that has a higher resolution full HD+ display with an even higher pixel density. Plus that display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, and it's sold to the public for $200. That's with the OEM making a profit on that smartphone at $200. Then what's Apples excuse for using such a crappy display at the end of 2018? Wait don't tell me, it for profit, or in Apples case it's called gouging its customers.

13. joshuaswingle

Posts: 413; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

All I'm saying is don't criticize the display before seeing it in person. Yes, the resolution is low, but that doesn't mean it's too low. And also, anybody can put a high-resolution display on a device. But not everyone can calibrate a panel like Apple.

14. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. Not important. OS - Oh, that's the same between XR and XS? Battery life - Oh, XR has better battery life? Cost - Oh, XR is cheaper than XS? Get over yourself and stop spewing your opinions around the internet like they're fact.

9. gamehead unregistered

Not even 1080p. Only Apple could get away with this.

11. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

I forsee a lot of people waiting for this phone. For $750, it will do well for a lot of people who are invested in the Apple ecosystem.

19. Tech-shake

Posts: 207; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

Thank god someone gets it. Not all of us want to buy an android phone and not all of us can afford apple’s top of the line offering. This device is perfect for such a group.

16. scarface21173

Posts: 631; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

This phone is £749 in the uk, basically $1000 US total rip off.

18. Tech-shake

Posts: 207; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

The majority of the people talking trash on the Xr don’t understand who this device is for. I am an Apple customer who has been using the iPhone 6s ever since it came out. Every subsequent iPhone didn’t provide enough reasons for me to upgrade. However, when the iPhone X was announced I wanted to buy that really bad but the price stopped me. The Xr is perfect for people like me. I am a techie who can tell you the PPI of any smartphone on spot. Considering that I had no problem with the “low” PPI on my 6s, I don’t think the Xr would be any different. In fact I believe screen quality in terms of colors and brightness is going to be better. I am losing the zoom lense on the camera side( I hardly care about tbh) but I am also gaining a bigger screen and battery. The Alminium frame vs Stainless steel is honestly a joke because hardly anyone cares about that. The Xr is for the people who want an Apple product but can’t afford the top of the line model. I think the compromises Apple made are the right ones and tbh I don’t see how it could have made it any better.

23. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"tbh I don’t see how it could have made it any better." Maybe by pricing it resonably and not trying to screw thier loyal customers.

24. Tech-shake

Posts: 207; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

I bought my 6s 64GB back in 2015 for 749$ before tax idk how is this any different from the current Xr pricing which is exactly the same.

20. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Android butthurt are flocking again. They are more annoying now to anal-lyst. They’re crying out loud about iphone specs and prices again. This phone is not for you guys. Stick to your garbage phone and enjoy.

21. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

The XR will be the big seller. No doubt. I went with the Max because it will be a long term device for me. Also got the series 4 watch and probably get a new iPad Pro. I will be set for a while.

22. limporgyuk

Posts: 351; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Can't wait for the phonearena review for this dirge, gotta be at least a 9

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