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Pre-order the Apple iPhone XR from October 19

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Apple launched the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR in September and while the former two models have been available in retail and online stores for quite some time now, the cheapest of the lot will be available for pre-order starting Friday, October 19.

Starting Friday, the iPhone XR, which is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in black, white, blue, yellow, coral and red, is available for pre-order from and Apple Store app on iOS.

The iPhone XR will begin shipping on October 26 and will also be available at their online website, Apple Store app, Apple stores, Apple authorised resellers and select carriers in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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You can check out the availability of the iPhone XR based on your country below.

iPhone XR will be available for pre-order beginning Friday, October 19 (12:01 am PST) and will begin shipping on Friday, October 26 in the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

How to pre-order iPhone XR? What is iPhone upgrade program?

The iPhone XR will be available in Israel starting November 1 and in the following countries starting November 2:

Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine and Vietnam.

The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available for customers in Chile, Columbia, Malaysia and Thailand beginning October 26 (pre-order on October 19) and in South Korea and 10 other countries from November 2, 2018.

How to pre-order iPhone XR in India?

If you wish to pre-order the iPhone XR in India, you can do so at either the brick and mortar Apple stores or authorised resellers or online at the Airtel store, where you can also avail an EMI offer.


If you wish to pay the full price, the iPhone XR is available at the Airtel store for a discounted INR 75,040 for the 64GB variant, INR 80,040 for the 128GB variant and INR 90,040 for the 256GB variants.

You can also avail the following EMI offers for the three variants, mentioned as follows:

  • 64GB iPhone XR: Downpayment of INR 29,999 followed by 24 instalments of INR 3499.
  • 128GB iPhone XR: Downpayment of INR 19,999 followed by 24 instalments of INR 3499.
  • 256GB iPhone XR: Downpayment of INR 14,999 followed by 24 instalments of INR 3499.

The iPhone XR will begin shipping on October 26. All of the above mentioned EMI options come with Airtel postpaid plan.

You’ll receive the following benefits too

  • Free 3 months Netflix subscription
  • 100GB data per month
  • Unlimited local, STD calls and free national roaming
  • Free Amazon Prime subscription for a year
  • Free Airtel Secure subscription (includes handset damage protection)

You can also pre-order the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL starting at INR 17,000 at the Airtel online store.

iPhone Upgrade Program

How to pre-order iPhone XR? What is iPhone upgrade program?
iPhone XR via the Apple Store app

All the three new iPhone models are also available under the iPhone upgrade program that is available for customers in USA.

Those enrolling under this program will also get device protection under Apple Care+, will have the freedom to choose their carrier (at&t, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon) and will be given the opportunity to upgrade to a new iPhone every year given that they complete at least 12 of the 0% interest EMI payments out of the 24.

The iPhone XR is available at a starting price of $37.41 per month for the 64GB variant. You can also alternatively pay the entire $749 at once.

You can enrol under this program via the Apple Store app that can be downloaded via the App Store on your iPhone.

How to join the iPhone upgrade program?

  • Either visit or the Apple Store app and buy iPhone XS or iPhone XR
  • Choose the level of AppleCare+ coverage you need — standard or with theft and loss
  • Provide your preferred career details
  • Back up the data of your current iPhone on your computer or Cloud and remember your Apple ID credentials
  • Provide the social security number and date of birth for your US credit card (debit and prepaid cards aren’t accepted

If you’re signing up at an Apple Store, carry two IDs. The monthly prices for different iPhone models and variants have been mentioned below.

How to pre-order iPhone XR? What is iPhone upgrade program?

Apple Store availability

Apple Store app is currently available in the following countries:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Japan, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, US.



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