The New $1,449 iPhone Won't Include A Free Headphone Dongle

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The first phone to introduce the dongle was the iPhone 7, in which the 3.5mm headphone jack was ditched in favor of the proprietary Lightning cable.

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.

From the look of things, the iPhone11,8 identifier appears to be the iPhone XR because it sports 3GB of RAM and previous rumors have also stated that the LCD-based version of the 2018 family will have 1GB of memory less than the remaining two models. Dubbed the iPhone XR, the new model sits in between the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in size, and features a 6.1-inch advanced LCD screen that the company is calling its "Liquid Retina" display. Further, the rear wide-angle lens, True Tone flash, and True Depth camera on the iPhone XR are identical to those found on the iPhone XS, so the only difference from a photography point of view appears to be the lack of the second telephoto lens.

So why bother discontinuing the iPhone X, its most significant phone upgrade in years?

Storage options: You have storage options of 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.


3D Touch: There's no more 3D Touch, which means you won't press in to launch apps or see widgets.

The company said the new iPhones would start at USD 750, USD 1,000 and USD 1,100. iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, September 14 and in stores beginning Friday, September 21. Apple gave us cryptic guidance like "it lasts 90 minutes longer than the iPhone 8 Plus". With the iPhone XR, which comes in yellow, coral, blue and red as well as black and white, the color is already baked into the phone (but you'll probably want a clear case for your glass-backed phone anyway).

We're also going to see Beats' Solo3 Wireless in "satin gold" and "satin silver". But beware that if you're planning to buy an iPhone 8, it won't come with a dongle, either.

This has led to the iPhone XR being variously described as "cheap", "entry-level", or the "budget" iPhone for this year.

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