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Comparing the iPhone XR with the iPhone 8 Plus in the real world

01/25/2019, 11:01 am

The iPhone XR has been available for around three months now, and there are still many users reluctant to upgrade from their old iPhones. AppleInsider compares the real-world differences between the iPhone XR and the iPhone 8 Plus, to see if those using the one-year-older model would stand to benefit from trading up.

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iPhone XR best-selling iPhone model, claiming 39 percent of US sales in December

01/24/2019, 03:01 pm

In line with claims by Apple, estimates published on Thursday suggest that the iPhone XR was the best-selling iPhone model in the U.S. during the December quarter.

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Apple in 2019 and the case of the expensive iPhone

01/24/2019, 09:01 am

A glance at the writing that passes for financial news headlines today might make it appear that Apple is entering 2019 with troubled sales, intense new competition emerging in China, and a weakening economy where nobody can afford to buy its expensive products anymore. The solution held up by many pundits is so old that it sounds comfortably soothing: iPhones should be cheaper! But they're wrong, here's why.

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2020 iPhone lineup appears set to use OLED screens across the board

01/22/2019, 07:01 am

A report into the misfortunes of LCD supplier Japan Display claims that the company is in trouble because of slow sales of the iPhone XR and will not recover because Apple is moving to OLED for all its phones in 2019.

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Hands on with Apple's new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR

01/17/2019, 03:01 pm

Apple has released a new Smart Battery Case for the latest iPhones. Here are our first impressions of the newly updated accessory.

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2019 iPhone XR may get same antenna tech that's in the iPhone XS

01/17/2019, 11:01 am

Whatever it is ultimately named, the successor to the iPhone XR expected later in 2019 will be equipped with a 4-by-4 MIMO antenna for better wireless connections.

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Apple launches Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max & XR

01/15/2019, 04:01 pm

Apple on Tuesday launched three new Smart Battery Cases to match its latest iPhone lineup, significantly extending the longevity of its handsets.

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What Haptic Touch on the iPhone XR can do, and how it differs from 3D Touch on the iPhone XS

01/15/2019, 11:01 am

When Apple released the iPhone XR, it didn't include 3D Touch as a feature due to the technical challenges of implementing an edge-to-edge display, but did introduce an alternative: Haptic Touch. AppleInsider explains how the haptic-based version fares compared against the well-known and well-loved feature it replaces.

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Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but was refused

01/14/2019, 01:01 pm

Apple Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams testified on Monday that both the iPhone XR, and iPhone XS family were supposed to have modems from both Qualcomm and Intel, but Qualcomm refused to sell the company chips for the new models.

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Three iPhones likely coming in Sept. 2019, with one a refresh of the LCD iPhone XR

01/11/2019, 07:01 am

Apple will produce another iPhone with a LCD display in its 2019 refresh alongside OLED-based models, but LCD might get dropped in 2020 in favor of OLED across the board.

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Apple slashes iPhone XR prices for Chinese resellers in bid to kickstart demand

01/10/2019, 05:01 pm

Apple has reportedly knocked down the pricing of iPhone XR units sold by Chinese channel resellers by about $100, hoping to revive the market's sagging iPhone sales.

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Apple cuts first quarter 2019 iPhone production by 10 percent, report says

01/08/2019, 09:01 pm

On the back of Apple's negative earnings forecast revision, a new report claims the company is bracing for a continued iPhone sales slowdown by scaling back production plans for the first calendar quarter of 2019 by 10 percent.

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The WSJ calling the iPhone XR a failure that 'can't sell' is ludicrously mistaken

01/08/2019, 03:01 pm

The Wall Street Journal is telling stories of an arrogant fall from grace by the world's leader in smartphone profits, centering on the new iPhone XR -- a model that ostensibly failed to live up to its hyped expectations. However, that cyclical tale of Apple's impending doom is really a contrived bit of fiction that isn't based in facts.

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November iPhone sales may be down 20 percent year-on-year, with iPhone XR as the top seller

01/08/2019, 09:01 am

The sales of iPhones went down in November by a fifth compared to 2017, according to sales estimates from Counterpoint, but while the iPhone XR is said to have become Apple's most popular currently-sold model, it hasn't reached the same volume of sales as the iPhone X in the same period the previous year.

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How to extend the battery life of your iPhone XR or iPhone XS to all day and beyond

01/05/2019, 12:01 pm

Whether you've got your first iPhone or you've just upgraded to a new one, AppleInsider shows you 20 ways how to stretch out that battery life, and spend a lot less time near a power plug with that mobile device.

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Apple's earnings warning indicates trouble in China, but everyone should calm down

01/03/2019, 08:01 am

By the looks of the headlines since Wednesday afternoon, you'd think that Apple Park is on fire, and the company is headed for a loss for the quarter. While the earnings miss discussion isn't a net positive for the company, there are still a few things to keep in mind.

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iPads & iPhone XR lead in Christmas activations, helping XR catch up to XS in market share

01/02/2019, 10:01 am

iPad activations surged the most among all phones and tablets during the Christmas holiday, dominating the top four spots -- fifth place being taken by another Apple product, the iPhone XR, according to new analytics data.

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iPhone production unfazed by injunctions, predictions of bad holiday quarter in doubt

01/02/2019, 09:01 am

Apple's iPhone production appears to be rolling largely unhindered into the first quarter of 2019, unfazed by sales injunctions and other factors, although the company is still projected to ship fewer iPhones in 2019 than it did in 2018.

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Apple's iPhone continues its domination of the premium smartphone market

12/31/2018, 10:12 am

The premium smartphone market is continuing to grow faster than the overall smartphone market in the third quarter, a report claims, with the 2018 iPhone launches dominating the higher-priced end of the market.

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Three new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4 -- Apple's September 2018 in review

12/31/2018, 07:12 am

Looking back at Apple's September 2018 in review, Apple set the table for the rest of the year by debuting new iPhones and a new Apple Watch model that were adored -- and fired up the decades-old debate if Apple products were too expensive for the company's own good.

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