Apple enthusiasts in India are in for some treat this festive season with the company launching its latest iPhone XR. The 128GB variant will be sold for Rs 81,900, whereas the 256GB variant will retail for Rs 91,900. The pre-order and arrival dates of the first wave coincide with the third wave of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrivals in over 30 countries and territories, including Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
If you manage to get your pre-order in, you should know that your iPhone Xr will be shipping next Friday, October 26. The iPhone XR has its own appeal and it is likely to attract a lot of buyers even in a market such as India. It bears an all-glass design with an aluminium frame surrounding the perimeters.
Apple suppliers have reportedly faced issues ramping up supply of the iPhone XR's Liquid Retina LCD display.
And it also comes in more colours - six to be exact, reminiscent of the iPhone 5C from 2013: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (Product) RED.
iPhone XR preorders kicked off this morning at 12:01 a.m. PT. Thought the iPhone XR may be lacking some things, like a second rear-facing lens for optical zoom, it's just a powerful as its pricier counterparts.
While the good news is that another 6.1-inch LCD iPhone should mean another all-screen affordable option, the bad news is that there doesn't appear to be a new model. It is powered by the A12 Bionic chipset and brings 3GB of RAM as per a benchmark site. The front camera also houses a faster Face ID system. It has an aperture of f/1.8 and comes loaded with optical image stabilization, a 6-element lens, focus pixel with a quad LED truetone flash, among other features.
Apart from invisible improvements found under the hood, such as hardware upgrades and improved cameras, the new iPhones don't really have the sort of significant innovations that are expected from Apple every two generations.