IPhone XR available for pre-order from Friday

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

Nearly a month after unveiling the Apple iPhone XR alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the company now started accepting the pre-orders for the iPhone XR.

Pre-orders have finally begun for the most affordable handset in Apple's new line-up, the iPhone XR.

While the more expensive Apple iPhone XS and XS Max have been available for some time now, the "cheaper" iPhone XR will only go on sale from October 26.

In the United Kingdom you can get iPhone XR with the protection of AppleCare+ and have the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year.

The iPhone XR will cost R15,999 in South Africa for the 64GB version, iStore South Africa has announced. This is significantly lower than the XS and XS Max, and at par with the launch prices of last year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

The iPhone XR comes in five colours: Black, white, yellow, coral and a special edition that comes in red.

It's not all bad, though: The iPhone XR has a bigger battery than the XS. With this model, the prices total up to RM3291, RM3491 and RM3951 for the 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models, respectively.

It features a Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display, which Apple calls the most advanced LCD display ever implemented in a smartphone.

"Other bullet-points hit during the 35-second video are the durable class cover, fast A12 Bionic processor and water-resistance".

Reports earlier this fall suggested the delayed launch of the more affordable device came as a result of production backups, with suppliers struggling to crank out the LCD displays.

If you're reading this and you want an iPhone XR, we recommend that you get your preorder in as soon as possible.

At the back is a single lens camera with a 12MP sensor which is similar to the wide-angle camera as the one found on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.

For selfies, the iPhone XR sports a 7MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture along with a TrueDepth camera for FaceID.

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