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When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone XR in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR will kick off on Friday, October 19 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase the third flagship iPhone in the 2018 iPhone lineup.

Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world.


  • Australia West - 3:01 p.m. AWST
  • Australia East - 6:01 p.m. AEST
  • Austria - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Belgium - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Canada West - 12:01 a.m. PDT
  • Canada East - 3:01 a.m. EDT
  • China - 3:01 p.m. CST
  • Denmark - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Finland - 10:01 a.m. EEST
  • France - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Germany - 9:01 a.m. CES
  • Guernsey - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Hong Kong - 3:01 p.m. HKT
  • Ireland - 8:01 a.m. IST
  • Isle of Man - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Italy - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Japan - 4:01 p.m. JST
  • Jersey - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • Luxembourg - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Mexico - 2:01 a.m. CDT
  • Netherlands - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • New Zealand - 8:01 p.m. NZDT
  • Norway - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Portugal - 8:01 a.m. WEST
  • Puerto Rico - 3:01 a.m. AST
  • Saudi Arabia - 10:01 a.m. AST
  • Singapore - 3:01 p.m. SGT
  • Spain - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Sweden - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Switzerland - 9:01 a.m. CEST
  • Taiwan - 3:01 p.m. CST
  • UAE - 11:01 a.m GST
  • United Kingdom - 8:01 a.m. BST
  • United States West - 12:01 a.m. PDT
  • United States Mountain - 1:01 a.m. MDT
  • United States Central - 2:01 a.m. CDT
  • United States East - 3:01 a.m. EDT
  • US Virgin Islands - 3:01 a.m. AST

We haven't listed every time zone for every country, such as in Canada, Russia, and the United States, nor have we listed every available pre-order country, so make sure to double check your specific time zone so you're certain you know the exact time that pre-orders will kick off. A time zone converting website is a useful tool for confirming accurate pre-order times.

It's not yet clear if supplies of the iPhone XR will be constrained, but there have been rumors of production issues that led to a launch delay, so it's best to pre-order the iPhone XR as soon as possible if you're aiming to get a new device on release day.

iPhone XR pre-orders will be available on October 19 in 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.

The first iPhone XR pre-orders will arrive to customers on Friday, October 26, the XR's official launch date.

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5 weeks ago

Unfortunately, this will always be known as the poor man's iPhone no matter how good it really is.

That says a lot about the person who judges others that way. I don't see anything wrong with XR, and it's far from being a "poor man's" anything at $800 price point!

Apple marketing at it's finest, making people think $800 is cheap for poor men. ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago

What color will be the most popular?

My guess is blue.

Black is the answer to your question.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago

Yep. Inferior in every way.

The LCD screen is actually better if your planning to keep it a few years because the OLED screens usually show some burn in after a year or two.
Rating: 6 Votes
5 weeks ago

The LCD screen is actually better if your planning to keep it a few years because the OLED screens usually show some burn in after a year or two.

No they don't.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
I love a new iPhone but dang I hate 3am.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
What color will be the most popular?

My guess is blue.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago

When you can preorder the iPhone XR in every time zone, except we are not going to list every time zone for countries such as Canada, Russia, or the US, etc.

lolwut. Alaska and Hawaii aren’t exactly obscure places, to name a couple.


Did you know that Russia has 11 time zones?
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago

The LCD screen is actually better if your planning to keep it a few years because the OLED screens usually show some burn in after a year or two.


Based on what? A hunch? This has already been demonstrated to be false, at least as it applies to Apple’s devices.

https://bgr.com/2018/01/02/iphone-x-vs-galaxy-note-8-oled-burn-in-screen-comparison/
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago

That says a lot about the person who judges others that way. I don't see anything wrong with XR, and it's far from being a "poor man's" anything at $800 price point!

Apple marketing at it's finest, making people think $800 is cheap for poor men. ;)


I agree. These cheap phones are perfectly fine for women as well.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago
When you can preorder the iPhone XR in every time zone, except we are not going to list every time zone for countries such as Canada, Russia, or the US, etc.

lolwut. Alaska and Hawaii aren’t exactly obscure places, to name a couple.
Rating: 2 Votes

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