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Models ranging from the iPhone SE to the iPhone X will see a price hike, going from $29 up to $49 for all models but the iPhone X, which will go up to $69.

Try searching for the iPhone X on Apple's website, and you're redirected to a landing page showing off the 2018 range of the iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XR.

Similarly, battery replacement for the freshly-announced iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR will cost $69 once those phones lose their warranties beginning next year.

Replacing the batteries in the iPhone X line will cost more than for other iPhones. Gareth recons that the lower price will make the iPhone XR the best selling new iPhone revealed this year.

The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.

Overall, Beavis feels that "the "cheap" iPhone certainly doesn't feel that way", and he came away from its design and build quality impressed. 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. The Xs and Xs Max both feature OLED screens, while the 6.1-inch XR uses a Liquid Retina display with LCD technology. Beavis believes this is where most of the cost saving has been generated for the model. Side by side, the iPhone XR screen looks duller and less pin-sharp. Both boast a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera.

iPhone owners will have to pony up extra cash if they want to buy a dongle. The XR has a 6.1-inch screen, which lands it right between the XS and XS Max in terms of size.

This has led to the iPhone XR being variously described as "cheap", "entry-level", or the "budget" iPhone for this year. Case in point, US Mobile's sweet introductory iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR discount. But hey, if you're only spending $749 on the iPhone XR, maybe you can afford to splurge on a matching pair.

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