Apple details the iPhone XR pre-order start time and availability15
Pre-orders date/time start: Friday, October 19, at 12:01 AM Pacific/3:01 AM Eastern time
Where: on Apple.com, the Apple Store app and walk-ins
Apple just updated its press release on all iPhone XR pre-order details, on the cusp of its October 19 start. Not only are we expecting the XR to be Apple's best-seller for the year, but it may also usher in iOS 12.1 with unlocked dual-SIM and other promised functionalities on other iPhones. So, what's the scoop?
Apple iPhone XR prices
It is not the first year Apple is releasing three smartphones at once, but it's the first time it is issuing dual-SIM handsets, all with Face ID, so you can imagine that the pricing tiers are going to be a bit higher than usual.
Apple iPhone XR release date and new XS/Max country availability
The XR is arguably Apple's first big-screen phone in a fairly compact body that also comes at "affordable" for the company's standards price tag, so Apple has a lot riding on not bungling the launch. On the bright side, an LCD iPhone launch that comes later than the high-end OLED successors of the iPhone X may force early upgraders to splurge for the more expensive models this year. We can't wait to get our hands on the puppy tomorrow, and put it through the claim-testing grind.