Forget XS & XS Max, Apple's cheaper iPhone XR to be a hit

Doris Richards
October 18, 2018

In India, the iPhone XR will be made available for pre-orders from October 19, while its sale will begin from October 26.

IPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have only been out in the public domain for a matter of weeks, and iPhone XR isn't even out yet, so, of course, it makes ideal sense to start the 2019 iPhone predictions. It features 6.1-inch liquid retina display with a resolution of 828 pixels by 1792 pixels at a PPI of 326 pixels per inch.

The device, launched along with luxury iPhone XS and XS Max, houses A12 Bionic chip with next-generation "Neural Engine", which unlocks new experiences for immersive augmented reality (AR), games and photography.

The Apple iPhone XR is powered by hexa-core processor and it packs 64GB of internal storage that can not be expanded.

The iPhone XR will cost R15,999 in South Africa for the 64GB version, iStore South Africa has announced.


The iPhone XR price in India starts at Rs 76,900, and is available in 64GB/128GB/256GB storage options and will be available in in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT) RED colour options.

The iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max all feature the same 12-megapixel wide-angle lens on the back, and most of the same features, like optical image stabilisation, Smart HDR, portrait mode, and more. This is a privilege reserved for current iPhone customers who are on the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Thu = Thursday, 18 October 2018 (2 places). Older models will give you a smaller rebate.

Apple's budget-minded iPhone XR goes up for pre-order tomorrow. The smartphone will be open to pre-orders from Friday.

Phones eligible for some sort of trade-in discount include the iPhone 5 and later, the Galaxy S4 and later, the Note 4 and later, the LG G4 or later, the LG V10 or later, any OnePlus phone, the Motorola Nexus 6, the Motorola Z2 Force, and any Google Pixel.

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