For the first time, there are no official Apple cases for the iPhone XR, will you miss those?

For the first time, there are no official Apple cases for the iPhone XR, will you miss those?
Apple's long-awaited iPhone XR, arguably its most important phone since the iPhone 6s got a Plus version, is now in Apple and carriers stores, available to buy by anyone who waltzes in and wants a snazzy new yellow model. The problem is, however, that for the first time in a while, there are no official Apple cases for it. Nada, zip, zilch.

Apple's rumored first clear iPhone case that was supposed to showcase the six flashy colors of the XR is nowhere to be seen on its website, but that goes for any other official case, too. At the time of this writing, and the week before it, there were only three iPhone XR cases available on Apple's website, and all three were made by OtterBox.

While this is certainly a great publicity for the popular accessory maker, it is quite perplexing that Apple isn't offering any protection of its own for what could prove to be its most popular device for the foreseeable future. They might be coming at a later date, or maybe Apple concluded that it is better off leaving the field to third-party case maker, yet no official Apple case for the XR?

Rather surprising, and the Apple Store shelves where those would be rather empty without them, too. this is why we wanted to ask if you will miss an official Apple case portfolio for the iPhone XR, or you are fine with the many third-party options for thin, clear, or leather wrappers.

Will you miss the official Apple cases for the iPhone XR?

Yes, those are the best ones
No, there are plenty of third-party options

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. mclaren113

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

Long awaited phone? What a joke

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

I can feel the anger of android fanboys after reading this

3. MrFreeman

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 29, 2016

Official cases suck anyways, I would prefer either Tech21 or Spigen cases for example.

4. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Only npc buys apple cases.

5. bucknassty

Posts: 1374; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

they really want you to break that phone... yes there will be 3rd party... but what company doesn't at least provide some sort of protection for their phone knowing that glass is fragile no matter what... say what you want but even cheap android phones give you a little clear case for protection out the box

8. rouyal

Posts: 1585; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

*Very* few android OEMs include cases with their phones. In my time with android, the only phone I got that came with a case was the Oneplus 5(t?).

6. rouyal

Posts: 1585; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

iPhones have such great third party support, I don’t think it will matter except to the most die hard fans. I still think it would be better to have at least one or two types in the Apple Stores for people who buy their new phone.

7. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

I've always used an Otterbox; Apple cases don't really appeal to me.

9. gamehead unregistered

There’s better for less

10. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Why is the XR an important phone? Because Apple isn't even trying to hide their disdain for their customers anymore?

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