The cheap(er) iPhone is here.
It’s Oct. 19, and Apple has opened up pre-orders for the iPhone XR, the more colorful, less expensive, and slightly less powerful variant of its flagship new phone.
To recap: The iPhone XR has the same software and the same powerful chip as the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. It only has a single instead of a dual camera on the back, the screen is LCD instead of OLED, the frame is aluminum instead of steel, there’s no 3D Touch and (according to this filing) it has less RAM memory than the XS.
It’s not all bad, though: The iPhone XR has a bigger battery than the XS. It also comes in six colors: black, blue, coral, red, white and yellow. It’s available with three different storage capacities: 64, 128 and 256GB.
The iPhone XR is available in more than 50 countries and territories. The price is $749 for the 64GB version. If you opt for 128GB, the price climbs up to $799, and the 256GB variant costs $899.
The phone is officially shipping on October 26. It was reportedly delayed due to manufacturing issues, so we’ll see if Apple has enough units in stock to meet the demand.