Supply chain on edge with iPhone XR demand

Ruben Fields
October 19, 2018

Apple kicks off their iPhone XR pre-orders on Friday, October 19 at 12:01AM PDT/3:01AM EDT, which means Canadians will be staying up late tonight or setting an alarm to wake up.

The iPhone XR will be available at the Apple authorised resellers from October 26 in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and red colours, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

The device's 6.1-inch display features a resolution of 1,792 x 828 and supports Tap to Wake functionality. The cheapest iPhone that was launched this year, iPhone XR, managed to remain under the spotlight with its low pricing - serving an opportunity to upgrade for those who were critical of iPhone XS-series pricing. Check the table below to find out what time iPhone XR will be available for pre-ordering.

This means the iPhone XR will cost almost R6,000 cheaper than Apple's premium iPhone XS, and R8,000 cheaper than the iPhone XS Max.

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Thu = Thursday, 18 October 2018 (2 places).

The iPhone XR livens up the iPhone family.

If you've not yet decided which color iPhone XR to buy, or which storage capacity to buy then check out our post for some tips on which iPhone XR color and iPhone XR storage capacity to buy. But Sam's Club has a new deal that will let you save $100 on your upcoming iPhone XR purchase in the form of a gift card. You'll pay $25 a month over 30 months for the 64GB model. (After 18 months of payments, you can either move on to a new phone or pay the remaining balance on your iPhone XR to own it outright.) However, Sprint's pre-order page now lets you register for priority status with the iPhone XR.

T-Mobile has been quietly introducing 36-month payment plans to its offerings, and that's going to be the option for the iPhone XR. It's unclear which phones qualify for the maximum discount, but we'd expect that you'll need to trade in a newer phone to bring down your iPhone XR payment to $10 a month.

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