The iPhone XR release date is today, to modest deals and Apple Store launch queues

The iPhone XR release date is today, to modest Apple Store launch queues

Where to buy: on, the Apple Store app and walk-ins, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Best Buy and other major retailers;

Availability: 3-5 days for the flashier colors, often without store pickup option;

Best iPhone XR Deals: $750 off a second iPhone at Verizon, $700 at AT&T, $390 off at T-Mobile with a trade-in, free 64GB XR at Sprint with Flex Lease, $275 gift card at Best Buy with trade-in, a $100 gift card from Sam's Club

Apple's new iPhone XR pre-orders are done, and today, October 26, is the release date when many of you will get what they paid for in the last week or so. Many iOS users have been waiting for this very moment to decide which 2018 iPhone to upgrade to, and the XR may turn out to be Apple's best-seller this holiday season. 

It is colorful, relatively affordable, and doesn't skimp on too many specs compared to the XS and XS Max. What you lose in screen resolution and telephoto zoom, you gain in price savings and battery life, so it all evens out in the end. Plus, that yellow is a killer, though most of you are going for the Product(RED) version

Most of you are staying at home, too, as there were no visible queues in front of flagship Apple Stores in Sydney, where the iPhone XR was launched first, as you can see above. The same goes for London and other capitals where the XR is now on sale. It could be time-slotting efficiency by Apple, or people are simply buying online.

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

images: CNET

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