Apple iPhone XR now available for pre-order

Apple iPhone XR now available for pre-order

The "affordable" Apple iPhone XR is now available to pre-order, and will be available for purchase in a week. The handset features a 6.1 inch LCD display, single 12MP rear camera, dual-SIM capability Face ID and an Apple A12 chipset. The handset has an aluminum and glass design, and will be available in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and Red.


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So why exactly is Apple offering the iPhone XR at a lower price than its premium iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max ?  - The iPhone XR has an LCD screen, while the XS and XS Max feature OLED displays. The iPhone XR has no 3D Touch, unfortunately, and its bezel is slightly bigger.  Apple has also opted to use stainless steel on their premium iPhones, while the iPhone XR features uses 4000 series aluminum. Additionally the iPhone XR features a single rear camera instead of dual cameras, but it is still capable of Portrait Mode photos by digitally applying the background blur (bokeh) effect.

iPhone XR - Colors

While these reasons may ditter some from purchasing a iPhone XR, Apple has some videos demonstrating why their new handset is still an appealing option

Apple iPhone XR - US Availability

The Apple iPhone XR can be pre-ordered in the US starting Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. PST with availability beginning Friday, October 26.

While Apple doesn't offer an unlocked iPhone XR directly for purchase, purchasing the T-Mobile version (A1984) at full price would be compatible on any carrier in the US, including Verizon and Sprint.


Verizon customers will also be able to pre-order the iPhone XR starting today from its online store. Units will be available in its physical stores on October 26.

Purchasing the iPhone XR on Verizon will cost the following:
  • 64GB iPhone XR will be $31.24 per month for 24 months on device payment ($749.99 retail);
  • 128GB iPhone XR will be $33.33 per month for 24 months on device payment ($799.99 retail);
  • 256GB iPhone XR will be $37.49 per month for 24 months on device payment ($899.99 retail).
Verizon also announced a couple of promos that should make it easier for customers to upgrade to an iPhone XR
  • Buy any iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone X on the Verizon device payment plan and get up to $750 off a second iPhone XR or iPhone X. This will require activating at least one new line of service and the phone must be of lesser or equal value. Discounts will be applied via monthly bill credits over 24 months.
  • Purchase the iPhone XR or other iPhone on Verizon's device payment plan and receive $100 off device payment on an iPad, and $50 off device payment on an Apple Watch. You are limited to one tablet and one smartwatch per qualifying smartphone purchase.
  • Get 25% off on a new case which you purchase one between 10/19 and 10/25. No smartphone purchase needed to get this discount.
  • Customers who have Verizon Unlimited will get six months of free Apple Music. Information on this offer will be available through the My Verizon app.

You can pre-order the iPhone XR at AT&T starting today and it will cost you as follows:
  • 64GB iPhone XR for $25 a month for 30 months ($749.99 retail)
  • 128GB iPhone XR for $26.67 a month for 30 months ($799.99 retail)
  • 256GB iPhone XR for $30 a month for 30 months ($899.99 retail)
Additionally purchasing a new iPhone XR from AT&T will get you $750 off a second iPhone XR of equal or lesser value in bill credits with at least $80/month wireless AND $29.99/month DIRECTV service.  (Go to AT&T)

Pre-ordering the iPhone XR from T-Mobile will incur the following costs:
  • 64 GB - $37.41 per month for 24 months
  • 128GB - $39.50 per month for 24 months
  • 256GB - $43.66 per month for 24 months
You can get 4 lines of unlimited T-Mobile Essentials and four iPhone XR for just $40 a month (requires up to $390 eligible trade-in and 36-month financing). (Go to T-Mobile)

Sprint has announced a limited-time deal that will allow customers to pre-order the iPhone XR for free with eligible trade-in and Sprint Flex lease. The deal is going live tomorrow once the iPhone XR is available for pre-order, but make sure to check out Sprint's online store as well.

Those who take advantage of the deal will get the iPhone XR 64GB for $0/mo. After $31.25/mo. credit, applied within 2 bills. 

Devices eligible for trade-in with new lines of service - iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone 7, iPhone 7+, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG G7 ThinQ, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 2, and Google Pixel 2 XL.

Eligible trade-ins for existing customers - iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and LG G7 ThinQ. (Go to Sprint)

Get up to a $275 gift card from Best Buy, when you  trade-in of an iPhone 7 Plus or higher to purchase a new iPhone XR. (Go to Best Buy)

Order an iPhone XR from Sam's Club by Sunday, October 21, and get a free gift card of $100 value. You will have to activate the device on Verizon, AT&T or Sprint before October 28th.

Purchasing an iPhone XR from Costco could get you up to $390 off, after a trade-in rebate for your old phone via T-Mobile. You will need to submit the rebate request using this link with the COSTCOAPPLEXR promo code. You will get a prepaid MasterCard in the amount within 6 to 8 weeks.

The newly purchased iPhone XR will have to be used on a T-Mobile postpaid plan and you need to trade in your eligible old phone on the same order as the iPhone XR.

Up to $390 will be offered for iPhone 7 to iPhone 8 Plus, the Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy Note 8, Pixel to Pixel 2 XL, and LG V30 or G7, depending on their condition.

You can trade in an older phone for up to $250, while devices like the iPhone SE or Galaxy S5 will get you $150 toward a new iPhone XR.

The only difference getting this trade in deal from Costco instead of T-Mobile directly is that you get the amount in one lump sum instead of bill credits.

Apple iPhone XR - Global Availability

Customers in more than 50 countries and territories including Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

The iPhone XR will be available to customers in Israel beginning Thursday, November 1.

The iPhone XR will be available to customers in additional countries and territories including Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine and Vietnam on Friday, November 2.

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