Here's a first look at Apple's first ever clear case, for the colorful iPhone XR

Here's a first look at Apple's first ever clear case, for the colorful iPhone XR
Tucked in press releases about the new 2018 iPhones' announcement abroad, was something that is amiss in the US one, namely the revelation that Apple will be selling a clear case for the iPhone XR.

That's right, it will be the first-ever transparent wrapper officially sold by Apple, raising the hairs on the neck of Peel, Spigen with its AirSkin, Totallee, and other brands that produce the best thin and light clear cases for iPhones big and small.

Needless to say, the move is likely stemming from the fact that the iPhone XR arrives in a much richer variety of flashy colors to express its owners' individuality that they would like to showcase to the world. Smart move, Apple.

The case will retail for 55 CAD, or about 40 USD, which is a bit steep for a clear case, but Apple hasn't become the world's richest company by selling things with a sensible premium. The case is open at the bottom, just like Apple's other cases, so there will be nothing in the way of swiping gestures and the like.

The only thing that is not clear with the iPhone XR's clear case is its US availability, as the hints about it are all found in press releases for the phone in Canada and other countries but not the US. 

There's not much left to wait before Apple officially releases the XR next Friday, though, when all will be revealed.

source: 9to5Mac

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iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)



1. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"Needless to say, the move is likely stemming from the fact that the iPhone XR arrives in a much richer variety of flashy colors to express its owners' individuality " Ha ha ha, thats rich, Apple doen't want individuals, they want everyone to behave as part of the flock with a hive mind mentality. Apple as a company really do remind me of the Borg.

11. shiv179

Posts: 192; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Hahaha agree! Ringtones also express individuality, yet it is such a stupid long process in iTunes to set a custom ringtone on your iPhone

23. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

I would say it’s Google and Microsoft who have a monopolistic approach. What breaks the monotony of Android and windows is Apple.

2. ijuanp03

Posts: 661; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Looks good but I'll pass. Not worth your penny with a very low HD resolution display. Just get a decent highend Android phone with that price or for Apple fans, get the XS and help Apple sell units.

4. midan

Posts: 3124; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Where have you seen the XR? I'm quite sure the screen looks very good.

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Apple fans are not geeks like you. This phone will sell millions times than your android phone.

3. alligator

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

You can get similar quality for just $5 from China. I don't think that the premium one will have better scratch resistance. I don't see also an Apple logo anywhere so the cheaper one can be a good replacement.

5. Ali888

Posts: 101; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

Why is a clear case such a big deal on phonearena?

19. civicsr2cool

Posts: 278; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Its the first ever Apple clear case if you had read the article you'd have gathered that lol, Also probably one of the very few Apple products that you can buy without an Apple logo on it.

24. Ali888

Posts: 101; Member since: Apr 13, 2018

It was a rhetorical question. I read the article. My comment was meant to show the stupidity of the excitement of the article

6. Avieshek unregistered

Spigen's Ultra Hybrid Crystal Clear Case, it's not TPU and 'm using it for iPhone X which haven't turned Yellow.

20. drunkenjay

Posts: 1702; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

im using the liquid crystal. sadly those turn yellow.

7. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Just get a Tech21 Pure Clear, same price but more durable than this A LOT.

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 666; Member since: May 02, 2016

Thats weird.. why it is not $150?

13. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1278; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Because apple loves their customer... /S

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31623; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

At a ridiculous price of $55, Spigen is in no danger...non whatsoever. I’ve got another arriving today via AMZL, thing cost $16 after shipping. C’mon Cook, chill sonnnn.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Preying on the weak I see... $40, GTFOH...

14. bediumang

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

very innovative

18. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

My dad's Redmi 5 came with a FREE clear case by Xiaomi.

21. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Yes, $40 is expensive for a regular plastic case, but since when has Apple been reasonable with their pricing?

22. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I'm just here for the "sheep" and "iSheep" comments.

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