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Apple Reveals Entry-Level iPhone XR

Pricing for the 6.1-inch model begins at $749
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Unveiled today at its press event in Cupertino was Apple's new entry-level phone, the iPhone XR. Pricing begins at $749 for the device, which packs a water-resistant aluminum body and a 6.1-inch liquid retina LCD display -- a slight downgrade compared to the OLED display from the iPhone X. There's also a "haptic touch" system in lieu of 3D touch, and improved battery life over the iPhone 8. 

Under the hood is the same A12 Bionic processor found on the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, while the single rear camera is essentially the same 12-megapixel wide-angle camera from the Xs. The front-facing camera, meanwhile, has Apple's TrueDepth system and a 7-megapixel sensor that allows for Face ID. 

Pre-orders for the XR begin October 19th. As already noted, pricing begins at $749 for the 64GB model. 128GB and 256GB options are also available, along with a wide variety of finishes -- black, white, blue, coral, yellow, and red.