Apple finally releases its first official case for the iPhone XR

Apple has finally released its clear case for the Apple iPhone XR. Now available for $39 from the Apple Store, the case not only provides protection for a user's iPhone XR, it also shows off the design and color of the device.
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35 Comments

1. S4NDY

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

You get better quality for 0.50$ eBay case.

3. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Victor H - "9.5/10 for this case but it 'COULD' be cheaper."

28. dubaiboy78

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

The fruit logo costs 38.5$

2. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

A whole month and 2 weeks later is better late than never I guess. For $39 though is funny.

4. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

costs less than a dollar to make...sold for $39. Oh how Apple gets away with it

5. phonefanboy

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Looks like any other clear case you can find on Amazon, but for a lot more $$$

7. Donone41

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

Why would anyone buy this $39 trash over a $10 spigen clear case on Amazon?

29. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Or you can get a nice rugged case for that $39.

30. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Because it’s made by apple, because it’s better, because it’s going to be available in their countries, because they receive a voucher. Do you want more reasons?

8. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

It's CLEAR they don't care about the customer

12. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Good one.

9. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

So by the time you leave the Apple store with a new base XR $750 + $70 for fast charging + $9 for a dongle + $39 for a case throw on another 7 percent for sales tax. $929 for the new affordable iPhone. Who would have guessed sales are down but profits are up.

13. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ouch! That's painful.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You forgot the wireless charger and Apple Care since you are naming absolutely unneeded upsales, since third party accessories don’t exist.

17. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Only a rube would use a second rate 3rd party accessory on such a highly engineered sophisticated device. I mean how faux pas would it be to show up at the craft beer festival with a cheap Amazon case. There is no room for logic or economics when it comes to supporting mother Apple. Good day sir

20. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

You sound like a Starbucks and IPA drinking soy boy using words like “rube” and “faux pas”. Sure you didn’t misspell your name “Panzey”?

31. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Who said that iPhone is everyone’s definition of an affordable phone? It’s not and it’s never been; everyone has learned by now that if one wants an iPhone, one has to cough up the money to do so.

10. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

All clear cases are yellowing. If this one stays clear, it could be worth the money.

11. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

This is true. This would need to be proven. I'll be interested in having someone test this out, since I don't have an Xr to do so lol.

25. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1260; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Since Apple is NOT selling this case for 999$, surely this will go yellow for sure...

14. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

$39?! Does it come with 10 clear cases?

15. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I feel like the only one who hates clear cases. Not the fact they are clear, but because they are glossy. They soon get smudgy, greasy, and slick. Matte finish ftw

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31061; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Amazon 11.99

19. ahmadkun

Posts: 587; Member since: May 02, 2016

By this price tag.. you forgot to give it a fancy name, but don't worry i got your back "THE ALL NEW CRYSTALLINE SOFT GLOSSY WHITE TRANSPARENT HIGH-END NANO VIBRANIUM FINISH, TO GIVE UNIQUENESS TO YOUR ALL NEW APPLE IPHONE XR, FOR $39 ONLY .

21. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

A premium company deserves a premium price. Its not cheap, but at least you have other choices.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31061; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A greedy company, charging a ridiculous price, cause it knows people like you will justify giving your money away, like you're doing now.

22. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 191; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Wow! $40 for a $5 case. iBaaaa

32. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I bought the 49€ Samsung case for 5€ on Black Friday. The retail price is 10€ higher than this one. Would I have paid 49€? No. Is it one of the best cases on the market? Definitely yes.

23. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Because no other OEM charges off the wall prices for accessories. I'm surprised it wasn't at least $50.00. Only a dummy who makes too much money will ne stupid to pay it. I use to buy Samsung expensive SView covers. No more! The last time I got one was fornthe S6 edge. Am sure they will sell millions of them. Because Apple fans will pay whatever, because no price is too high.

33. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Samsung does. The Alcantra cover for S9 is 49€, the protective (the plastic one) is 39€ while the Hyperknit (a case made out from fabric, the same one as in underwear) is 34€.

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