IPhone XR India Pre-Orders Begin, Sales Start From October 26

This is officially what Apple's cheapest new iPhone will cost in SA - R6,000 cheaper than the iPhone XS

Apple iPhone Xr – South African pricing

Having been announced last month at Apple's keynote in Cupertino this new device will finally be available to pre-order from tomorrow and it's an exciting proposition.

The iPhone XR comes in five colours: Black, white, yellow, coral and a special edition that comes in red. It will be available in three sizes, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Apart from India, the iPhone XR will go on sale in dozens of countries starting October 26.

On the bright side, the phone features the same 50-percent faster A11 Bionic chipset as its more expensive cousins, along with the same new and improved main camera, albeit in a single-camera form factor with one less sensor as compared to the iPhone XS and XS Max. However, those who wish to own an iPhone without applying for a bank loan can set the ball rolling by pre-ordering the iPhone XR today.

The iPhone XR has the same software and the same powerful chip as the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max.

Apple invited me to check out the iPhone XR for a brief test drive this week. Apple claims it to be the most colour-accurate in the industry, with wide colour support and True Tone for a more natural viewing experience.

"IPhone XR makes it possible for even more people to have the great experience of the latest iPhone X technology, in handsome new designs, at a more affordable price".

The iPhone XR also has a slightly larger screen than the iPhone XS at 15.5cm, and has an LCD screen instead of the XS's OLED screen. The XR also brings a 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminium frame that's sandwiched between glass on the front and back rather than a stainless steel frame.

Apple suppliers have reportedly faced issues ramping up supply of the iPhone XR's Liquid Retina LCD display.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Apple iPhone XR packs a 12-megapixel (f/1.8) primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

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