The wait for it, meanwhile, is nearly over, as in-store availability for the XR will follow one week after preorders begin this Friday at 12:01 a.m. PST on apple.com and via the Apple Store app.
The iPhone XR will be available in South Africa on October 26.
On the specifications side, iPhone XR comes with a 6.1-inch LCD display (1792×828) resolution at 326 ppi.
Bank analysts and some supply chain sources have expressed longstanding confidence in a strong season for sales of the iPhone XR, especially as the pricier iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have been drifting in the market.
Many individuals and well-placed analysts in the tech community have been talking about Apple's 2019 iPhone lineup, but this is the first time that we know of that an analyst has stepped out into the public domain and put their beliefs and predictions on record.
The retailer has an agreement with FNB, whereby the XR can be bought with an FNB credit card for R499 a month over 37 months for the 64GB version, R535 a month for the 128GB version, and R610 a month for the 256GB version.
The iPhone XR debuted last month, alongside the iPhone XS and XS Max.
The iPhone Xr is made from aerospace-grade aluminium and is available in a variety of colourful finishes.
Thu = Thursday, 18 October 2018 (2 places). Apple will give you up to $525 in the form of an Apple Store Gift Card, though only a recent phone like the iPhone X will fetch that kind of return.
AT&T has already posted pricing details if you buy the iPhone XR though its AT&T Next installment program. As a result it could be smart to pre-order your pre-order - yup, that's a thing now and here's how you can do it.
By registering for priority status at Sprint, you enter in all your information up front, Then it's just a matter of going back to Sprint once pre-orders begin on Friday to confirm your iPhone XR purchase. The smartphone will be open to pre-orders from Friday.