Bloomberg: 6.1-inch "iPhone Xr" to be available in limited quantities initially

Bloomberg: 6.1-inch
2017 iPhone lineup

We are officially just two days away from Apple’s annual hardware event. Here, the brand will unveil its latest iPhone X-inspired models and, while all three are expected to go on sale next week, a new Bloomberg report is claiming that the cheapest of the trio will only be available in “limited quantities initially.”

This limited availability is reportedly due to production setbacks that Apple faced early on in the manufacturing process with the LCD panel. Allegedly, there were multiple problems related to attaching the backlights to the actual LCD panel, something that has ultimately allowed Apple to ready only a limited quantity of devices for launch. 

Most recently, a leaked presentation claimed that Apple will market the LCD iPhone as the iPhone Xc. Interestingly, though, Bloomberg is backing the iPhone Xr branding, with the logic behind this name being that iPhone Xr comes before iPhone Xs. Regardless of its final name, though, the smartphone will presumably be offered at a lower price of around $700 and should be available in a wide range of colors such as blue, red, and orange.

In addition to the iPhone Xr or Xc, Apple will also announce a premium iPhone Xs which will replace last year’s iPhone X. Additionally, a larger iPhone Xs Plus is reportedly in the works too, although Bloomberg is also debating this name, claiming that the device will actually be called the iPhone Xs Max.

Alongside Apple’s new iPhone range, the Silicon Valley-based giant is expected to announce the new Apple Watch Series 4, updated iPad Pro models, a couple of MacBooks, new AirPods, and the release date of the AirPower wireless charging mat.

source: Bloomberg

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. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Here we go with the shortage of devices crap again.

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Specific cyclistic leaks to stir a need to line up if you want one at the same time as others. The wheels on the bus they say

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. This will ensure those camp out lines. I've done it before, so I can't hate on em, but never again. I simply preorder now, and it arrives when it arrives.

8. thxultra

Posts: 458; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Ya I did the camp out thing many times and now do the same as you and just preorder and get it when it comes.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I did it 4 times, and it was fun hanging with my wife, but forget about sleep lol.

10. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Don't forget that Apple is purposely delaying the supposed cheaper iPhone, so others will just cave in if they can't wait, and then buy the more expensive iPhones instead. All aboard the hype train.

13. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

No - they delayed the iPhone X so that people would buy the cheaper iPhone 8? It's a production problem.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Best way to roll for sure no doubt. Just saying too, they are the masters of building hype for new wares, can't help but get caught up in a bit even non iPhone users. I've no horse in this race but it's still exciting.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31320; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly yo. You just get that interest in what’s coming, even if you’re not buying.

2. OneLove123

Posts: 1194; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

They are trying to make people buy the more expensive ones.

6. thxultra

Posts: 458; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I agree 100%. I bet most people don't care about LCD vs OLED or about the duel camera setup. I bet this is the biggest seller of the three once supply catches up with demand.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Of course they know this one can be the best seller among the three, but they do not want to.

7. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Every year it's the same " limited availability" crap :))

11. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Well, last year reports were accurate. The iPhone X wasn't made available until a later date (November).

17. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That I bet you money Apple did that on purpose.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Xr, Xc, 9.... ....don't report on names until the damned thing is for sale.

14. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Well, don't read the articles until the damned thing is for sale.

16. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

done with iphone for now. this year's lineup is a for sure snooze fest.

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