Apple unveils iPhone XR

Apple has unveiled the iPhone XR.

It is made from aerospace grade aluminium and with an edge to edge LCD screen.

The iPhone XR is dubbed the Liquid Retina display, and is considerably smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus in the hand.

It comes with a new screen feature called haptic touch, to get to the camera quickly from the screen as there is no physical button on the front.

The rear sports a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with improved two-tone flash.

Bar the camera and screen, the rest of the specifications are largely the same as the XS and XS Max.

The phone has the same TrueDepth Face ID camera (and notch) on the front as the iPhone XS. And it has the same A12 Bionic processor inside, so will support all the same new features. It is also dust and waterproof like the premium models.

Battery life is claimed to last up to an hour and half longer per day than the iPhone 8 Plus.

The iPhone XR will come in six colours, including white, black, yellow, blue, coral and a special Project(Red) edition from the off.

Pre-order for the handset will be available from 19 October, with shipping a week later.

It starts at $749 for a 64GB version. There will also be 128GB and 256GB models.