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The iPhone XR is the latest in Apple's line of phones. Photo credit: Rachelle Baird

Apple has done it again. The company released another version of iPhone, just waiting to be picked.

The iPhone XR has now been on the market for two weeks.

The XR is Apple’s 17th version of the computer company’s smartphone, the first iPhone was released back in 2007.

A lot has changed for the iPhone, from software upgrades, the addition of the fingerprint technology and facial recognition, as well as the camera upgrade.

With the XR, you can choose from a variety of colours, like blue, white, black, yellow, coral and red, a colour which started with the iPhone 7. Proceeds go towards AIDS awareness.

Those who are loyal Apple users will have a bit of a nostalgia when it comes to the XR, as vibrant colours were introduced in the iPhone 5c line. However, the XR is very different from the 5c.

The XR is more advanced than the phones before it. One of the big differences is the video camera, which can film in 1080p. This is the resolution of Blu-ray discs.

The camera also has some unique features.

While in portrait mode, you can change settings to either studio, natural or contour, depending on the light.

The screen is also much larger in this phone compared to older models, which may make it easier for those with visual impairments to read the screen. It is also clearer and crisper. No pun intended.

Like the iPhone X, the latest iPhones do not have a home button. In order to close all of the Apps, you need to hold the screen and swipe up. It takes some getting used to but after a few hours you will forget the iPhones had a home button.

Another unique feature of the iPhone X lines is the Animoji option in iMessenger. This option allows users with these brands of phones to send recorded messages of themselves as animals to their contacts.

The processor is also much faster when you compare it to previous models, which makes it faster to download Apps, watch videos on Netflix and YouTube, surf the internet and post to social media.

Users can also choose to have live backgrounds and live lock screens, making it look like a screensaver when the phone is locked.

The phone is also dust and water resistant, but not so water-resistant you can take it with you to the bathroom and mistakenly drop it in the toilet.

The battery lasts longer and takes less time to charge when compared to older models. The XR also uses wireless charging.

The storage space for the XR is a chose between 64,128 and 256 GB. This marks a change from the older models which offered,16, 32, 64 and 128 GB.

So if you are in the market for a new phone, with all the latest and greatest features, the iPhone XR is the phone for you.

Purchasing apple care and a protective case is recommended, it will save costly repairs should you drop the phone while taking pictures of your cat or the meal you are about to eat.