Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 bln philanthropic fund
Bezos, who Forbes estimates is worth $163 billion, is the wealthiest person in modern history. Among the world's top tech CEOs, Bezos is not known for his philanthropy.
The urBeats will be out later this fall, probably around the same time the iPhone XR launches.
Predictably, the move to charge extra for the dongle generated some criticism on Twitter. The iPhone XR surprisingly includes numerous same capabilities as the iPhone XS, with the most significant differences being the LCD display and a single-lens camera system.
The two phones are nearly identical in design and features, with the XS being a refinement of last year's phone.
Screen technology: The 6.1-inch screen is just fine on its own, but it has a much lower screen resolution than either iPhone XS and uses an LCD display instead of OLED.
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The iPhone XR starts at $749 Dollars , which we anticipate translating as £749 and will be available to order from 19 October. The 6.1-inch features a bright LCD screen and comes in a variety of colors, including white, black, blue, coral and red.
Gareth does note though that the camera system also supports Smart HDR, which allows the iPhone XR to "really capture the high-end elements of a photo, fusing the light and dark elements well", and that the pictures he took were clear, sharp and colourful.
The phone has a single 12MP rear sensor, rather than the two on the XS and XS Max, while the front comes installed with a TrueDepth camera for facial unlocking and selfies. Meanwhile, the iPhone 8 starts at £599/$599 and the 8 Plus is reduced to £699/$699. Specifically, we're getting yellow, blue, and coral.
iPhone owners will have to pony up extra cash if they want to buy a dongle.
Turkey central bank hikes policy rate by 625 basis points
The bank said it was hiking its main interest rate by 625 basis points to 24 per cent, double the market consensus for the raise. The lira reacted strongly to the decision, rising by five per cent in value to 6.0 lira to the USA dollar.