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

The iPhone XR release date is today, to modest deals and 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

Related phones

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. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

So much negative talk about the screen (resolution) in these past weeks. Just saw the screen in real life and it looks great and sharp. Just like i thought, screen resolution won't be any problem for people to buy this. after seeing it, this thing will sell like crazy. Bezels for my taste were too big compared to X, that would be lot bigger issue for buyers than the resolution compared to X/XS/XS Max

2. Ray.S

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

It'll sell like fresh muffins!

3. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

If the screen is so good and it won't be any problem. Then why have the other two iPhones (XS/XS Max)? Look the iPhone XR has a low resolution HD+ display. Not a full HD or full HD+ display. If you want to see a 1080p video or movie, then the XR down samples it. To top it off it doesn't have 3D touch, and there is no HDR display support. So yes the XR has a cheap display, and therefore it's not worth the asking price, period.

4. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

749 is cheap...for appe products. Apple is a premium, if you can’t afford then buy disposable androids.

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

It's $1030 CAD or $1050 AUD. If it's so cheap, then Apple could have easily added a full HD display instead. Especially when you can buy full HD+ display smartphones for around $200.

5. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Its a $1000 in the uk

6. Cat97

Posts: 1976; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

And yet, I can't see any meaningful difference between the iPhone XR and top Android flagships. Multiple cameras is a gimmick feature anyway, as Google proved. Plus, it has a 7nm chipset and a great camera with OIS. Screen resolution and type is absolutely no issue outside marketing materials. The real problem with all iPhones is the addiction and waste of time they caus to users, because they don't have a notification LED nor an Always-On Display.

9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

When you can buy $200 Android smartphones with a display superior to the iPhone XR. Then the iPhone XR is most definitely not worth its selling price. True fact.

10. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

But you can't and it also offers lot more than screen. Why you are so obsessed? Also do you think all tablet screens look very bad? Is your phone screen superior compared to tablet screens? I'm using both daily and both looks great. My computer screen looks horrible.

11. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Most people hold there smartphones closer to their face compared to any laptop or tablet display. That's a fact jack. But it's also the specs for that price. Apple is ripping you off, especially when other OEMs can make an sell a smartphone for profit at $200, and it has a higher resolution display with a higher pixel density. If others OEMs can sell an entire smartphone with a better display than the iPhone XR, then Apple could have easily put a full HD or full HD+ display on the XR. Also you use the iPhone display for everything. So it should be at least half decent. The XR is below decent at Apple's asking price.

12. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I knew you would say that, i can put my tablet front of my eyes and it still looks great.

13. Vancetastic

Posts: 1754; Member since: May 17, 2017

It’s not about “good enough”, it’s about value for the money. Why a lower resolution screen than any of the 6,7, or 8 plus phones?

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yes it won't be an issue with those who dont care. Last time I checked, that dowsnt mean everyone womt care. That's why even though this one was avail for preorder, the other .models still were having high sales. The problem with the resolution, because you re to distorted to understand, if the price being charged for it! Show me a 720p phone for $8/900 from anyone other than Apple. Until you actually understand that, stop talking about it because you sound, just looe how we say ifans actually are. Crazy to start!

7. Nokfan1603

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

PhoneArena at its best. There were no queues and availability is good; of course, it is either Apple's efficiency or people ordered at home; don't mention, it could also be because of a lukewarm reception. I have also just seen the iphone XR and I was disappointed by its screen, which is definitely not as good as the screen of the XS and I did not like the large side bezels. If this phone had been made by Samsung, phonearena would kill it, but it is by Apple, so it has a great battery life, killer colors, affordable price, will sell like fresh muffins and will get a rate of 8.9; embarassing...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You couldn’t tell the difference between that screen, and a 2K one, cut that crap out. You mentioned the screen, only cause Apple has made it abundantly clear, that’s it’s only 750p. That screen is as clear and sharp as day, and you know it.

16. Nokfan1603

Posts: 67; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

No, it is not; I checked it out yesterday. And, if it were true what you are saying, then, there would be no need for a higher pixel/density screen on the XS and XSmax. Go ahead and buy it, if you do not see the difference...

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31597; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Already have a Max, no need to.

18. deleon629 unregistered

South Korea gets THE very last launch date lol They're still gonna sell well because of the holiday season...And Koreans love exchanging gifts. Tourists are also gonna take advantage of the availability just the same.

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