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Battery replacement for an out-of-warranty iPhone in the X line - which includes the original 2017 iPhone X - will cost $69 next year, the site noted after Wednesday's unveiling of the newest iPhones.

The XR's pricing is "below expectation" and "effectively obsoletes" the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus units as "most consumers would opt for the iPhone XR in both cases", Goldman's analysts noted. Photogs that are upgrading to the iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR can also pre-order the new Photo Case for those devices starting today.

In the hand Gareth notes that it feels as an iPhone should, with curved edges, two speaker grilles at the bottom, and a glass back, but that it feels noticeably chunkier than the more expensive XS and XS Max handsets. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

It's surprising that Apple discontinued the iPhone SE, since it's only a 2-year-old phone, and Apple just gave it an upgrade last year. It features an edge-to-edge display and a faster processor than the $699 8 Plus. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp. "If you're a consumer, it's a no-brainer, you go with the iPhone XR".

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A dongle is a device used to connect a pair of headphones into a new Apple device, as any pair of non-Apple headphones don't fit. If you're in the market to replace your phone, you may be considering buying the latest and greatest Apple has to offer .

Finally, TechRadar's Gareth Beavis states that, despite not being able to test the potency of the iPhone XR's battery, which remains an unknown quantity in terms of mAh, he believes "there are a few good reasons to think that the iPhone XR could have better battery life than expected". The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

I've been using Moment lenses with my iPhone X pretty much all year and they're absolutely fantastic.

Throughout 2018, the company is running a $29 battery replacement program, but this ends December 31. iPhone X users stand to save the most, since their replacement cost will jump from $29 to $69 next year.

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