Planning to get a new iPhone but not sure which one to choose? If you're considering the , the cheapest of the three phones Apple introduced Wednesday, keep in mind you won't be getting one big feature.
The iPhone XR lacks a dual-lens camera. Instead, the phone has just one 12-megapixel lens on its rear.
Apple first introduced a second "telephoto" lens to the rear of its phones with the iPhone 7 Plus in 2016. The benefit of the second lens is that it can zoom in at 2x or even further digitally. It can also create depth-of-field blur effects, also called "bokeh" type effects, with portrait photos in a unique camera mode.
Apple continued the trend last year with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as this year with the , which both sport two 12-megapixel rear cameras.
The iPhone XR does however still have a portrait mode, but the bokeh effect is created using software rather than a second camera.
The iPhone XR rocks an 6.1-inch LCD display, which Apple is calling "Liquid Retina." It also has an edge-to-edge display, which was previously only available on the most expensive version of the iPhone.
The iPhone XR starts at $749, compared to $999 for the iPhone XS and $1099 for the iPhone XS Max.
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