iPhone XR is finally available to preorder


iPhone XR portrait mode
Will you be pre-ordering an iPhone XR?
Photo: Apple

Hankering after an iPhone XR? The Apple Online Store is open and ready for preorder business.

Available in six colors, with pricing starting at $749, Apple’s new LCD handset could soon be yours to own.

The iPhone XR boasts the same internals as the XS series, but comes with just a single-lens camera on the back. It also features an LCD display instead of the OLED one found in the iPhone XS and XS Max models. You can find more about the differences between the iPhone XR and XS models in our handy guide here.

As with the iPhone 5c back in 2013, the choice of colors is likely to be a big selling point with the iPhone XR. It comes in a choice of black, white, red, blue, yellow and coral color options.

It’s also cheaper. The 64GB model costs $749, increasing to $799 for the 128GB model, and $899 for the top-end 256GB variant. For iPhone Upgrade Program customers, you can get it $37.41 per month.

The first iPhone XR handsets should wind their way to customers on October 26.

Are you among the people clamoring to preorder the handset? What made you pick the iPhone XR over one of the XS models (or vice versa)? Let us know in the comments below. And good luck with your preorder!


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