Apple iPhone XR is just around the corner. Apple will launch it to the public on October 26 following the unveiling event back in September. The iPhone XR is not a surprise this year as we heard a lot of rumors regarding Apple’s cheaper iPhone model prior to its official announcement.
Pre-orders for the iPhone XR have been live since October 19 with deliveries expected to arrive on launch day. Despite its lower price tag, the iPhone XR comes with some of the premium components and features found on the XS and XS Max, like wireless charging, A12 Bionic chip, or Face ID. However, Apple retains the LCD display panel from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to keep the price in check.
Apple claims that the iPhone XR will target mainly emerging markets during its initial launch. The Cupertino firm is expecting to ship 10 million XR units during its first weeks of availability. Sources say that the iPhone XR will become a hot item during this year’s holiday shopping season.
Back in September, Apple decided to push the release of the XR to October for reasons still unknown. According to sources, Apple wanted to focus on the XS and XS Max in September. In reality, the XS and XS Max are selling pretty well on the market, with the bigger model sales outnumbering its sibling. This adds up to what we heard in previous reports that Apple is struggling to deal with the huge demand for the XS Max.
According to Ming-Chi-Kuo, the iPhone XR will see a strong sales performance this year, mainly thanks to its affordable price tag. He also adds that Apple is receiving millions of pre-orders for the XR. Sources say that pre-orders for the XR will surpass the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple is expecting to hold an event in late October where it will announce a new iPad Pro. We have heard a lot of speculation that the new iPad Pro will feature a USB-C at launch, which marks Apple’s shift from its traditional Lighting port. Besides, the new iPad is believed to feature a top notch and smaller bezels at launch.
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