Apple adds even more countries to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max world tour

Apple adds even more countries to the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max world tour
In case you’ve forgotten, Apple is here to remind the world in an all-new press release that iPhone XR pre-orders will finally kick off this Friday, October 19. The US is only one of over 50 countries and territories looking at an actual availability start on October 26, which Apple already detailed back when taking the wraps off its most affordable 2018 iPhone variant.

What we didn’t know until now is that the iPhone XR will quickly expand to more than a dozen additional markets. We’re talking Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Vietnam on November 2, as well as Israel a day earlier.

Interestingly, the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max are officially slated for a simultaneous debut in South Korea, which just so happens to be Samsung’s home turf. 

The iPhone XS and XS Max first saw daylight in 30+ countries and territories back on September 14, adding over 25 countries to that already impressive tally only a couple of weeks later, and gearing up for further expansions right now.

Apart from South Korea, the two OLED screen-sporting powerhouses are scheduled to go on sale in more than 10 unnamed additional countries and territories on November 2, as well as Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, and Thailand on October 26, with pre-orders kicking off this Friday, October 19.

Overall, Apple seems confident there will be no iPhone XR shortage similar to what the iPhone X experienced a year ago, despite most analysts and industry sources predicting rampant demand. The XR, along with the XS and XS Max, want to (gradually) take over the world, which appears like a totally doable goal.

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  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2942 mAh
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