Yes and no. It's still an LCD panel, unlike the iPhone XS, which uses and OLED screen.
But it does have the same A12 Bionic that the top-level iPhone XS has as well as iOS 12 installed, so it should be pretty nippy.
Reference to a new Apple Watch, and two new sizes of changeable Watch strap, also appeared in the listings, appearing to confirm rumours of a redesign to the wearable device.
The iPhone XR will come in six colours: white, black, yellow, blue, coral and a special Product (Red) edition from the off.
Finally, dual-SIM capability is also arriving with the iPhone Xs. This divisive design feature has wormed its way into a plethora of Android phones over the a year ago, but the iPhone notch is a bit larger than most thanks to the sensors included for Face ID-yes, the fingerprint sensors is well and truly gone now.
While the iPhones will be the Wednesday's main attraction, Apple's growing smartwatch business will see stage time, too. "The iPhone Xs (5.8") and the larger Max (6.5") version both have higher resolution "Super Retina" OLED displays with better dynamic range.
CBS adds that "analysts at UBS predict the new iPhone models will come in at base prices of $699, $969 and $1,069, according to a research note this week". I started to enjoy bigger phones with the iPhone 7 Plus, but the iPhone X feels pretty great.
Apple said its new 12-megapixel dual camera system brings more detail to iPhone photos and allows users to take "more sophisticated portraits".
You'd think that the yearly iPhone update would be the big news, but it really wasn't-the new Apple Watch has a biggerdisplay with curved edges, and the software has been dramatically updated with new watch faces that take advantage of the new display.
The iPhone XS has the biggest battery ever put in an iPhone.
There's the same A12 Bionic processor and the same 12MP wide-angle camera from its big brothers - yes, there's just one rear-facer, but it offers numerous same features. Expectations for Apple's lineup have been fueled by reports from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is based in Taiwan, where numerous contract manufactures that also make Apple products are based. Two are performance cores that are up to 15 percent faster and use 40 percent less power.
Apple seems to have designed this mobile to a price but it still uses numerous components leveraged by the above iPhone XS and XS Max.
The new Apple phones are up for pre-order this Friday, and shipping starts on September 21st.
New Airpods with Wireless Charging - not surprisingly, these didn't launch since the AirPower charging mat still isn't done.
This is where you can stream Apple's September event
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max features updated cameras, which leverage not only the A12 Bionic chip but also the Neural Engine. Just like other events that are streamed by Apple , the stream will only work on certain browsers or devices.