The story that got us to this point is actually rather long, and it involves Apple slowing down phones with old, worn out batteries to prevent random crashing. iPhone users naturally didn't take kindly to that remote throttling, so Apple made a decision to extend an olive branch to them and cut the price of battery replacement for the entirety of 2018.
That being said, on its own he notes it "could be mistaken for the iPhone X of last year".
Like the iPhone X, the new devices are meant to pronounce the "X" as 'ten, ' but many have already read it as X, causing some rather unfortunate pronunciations of the iPhone Xs Max and the iPhone Xs.
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. These results also tell us that at least one of the new phones will have 4GB of RAM, as well as a bigger L1 cache, jumping from 32KB to 128KB. It has the same upgraded technology as the iPhone XS phones, and you can take Bokeh portrait shots with the help of software.
The price cut was a pretty significant one, too. The price for the iPhone XS starts at $999 for the 64 GB model and goes up from there for 256 GB and 512 GB. The XS comes with a better chip under the hood and is more water-resistant, but for most people the differences will feel incremental. Apart from that they also launched the latest Apple Watch Series 4.
Apple is slowly evolving its smartwatch into a medical device. Both factors that should conserve energy in comparison. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.
Price (duh): The iPhone XR isn't cheap, but it's not a $1,000 phone, either. "I don't think [discontinuation] will impact its resale value".