Forget XS & XS Max, Apple's cheaper iPhone XR to be a hit

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If you've been eagerly waiting to pre-order iPhone XR, then we wanted to remind you to pre-order iPhone XR so you can get it on October 26, the day it goes on sale.

Interested parties will be able to place their order for the new iPhone XR starting at 12:01 a.m. PST on October 19.

Citing "better than expected" replacement demand for the iPhone XR, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has revised his predicted shipment estimates for the device to 36 to 38 million units in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 10% from an original estimate of 33 to 35 million units, MacRumors is reporting.

The iPhone XR debuted last month, alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max. The handset, introduced in early September alongside the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, will be offered in a variety of colors including white, black, blue, coral, yellow and red.

On the specifications side, iPhone XR comes with a 6.1-inch LCD display (1792×828) resolution at 326 ppi.

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Apple enthusiasts in India are in for some treat this festive season with the company launching its latest iPhone XR. The 6.1-inch screen on the iPhone XR is also larger than the iPhone XS's 5.8-inch display though not almost as large as the massive 6.5-inch screen on the iPhone XS Max. This is a privilege reserved for current iPhone customers who are on the iPhone Upgrade Program. The iPhone XR has its own appeal and it is likely to attract a lot of buyers even in a market such as India.

There are just three days left until pre-orders of the iPhone XR commence, and you'll just have to wait around a week more when the sales actually begin.

The only difference is how the phones zoom.The iPhone XR lacks a telephoto lens, so it can only achieve 3x digital zoom.

Check here for a list of the initial XR launch countries if you're outside the US.

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