First iPhone XR Orders Begin Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on new devices on launch day because of time zone differences, and the iPhone XR is no exception.

It's now morning time in Australia and New Zealand and customers who pre-ordered one of Apple's new devices are beginning to receive their shipments. New iPhone XR owners have started sharing photos of the device on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and the MacRumors forums.


There are no Apple Stores located in New Zealand, so customers in Australia were the first to be able to purchase an iPhone XR from an Apple retail location. Given that iPhone XR stock quantities remained strong following pre-orders on October 19, Apple should have plenty of stock available for walk-in purchases around the world.


Following New Zealand and Australia, iPhone XR sales will kick off in Asia, Europe, and finally, North America. Apple Stores globally are opening up at 8:00 a.m. local time to allow customers to pick up reserved devices and make walk-in purchases.


In the United States, the first new device deliveries and sales will take place on the East Coast starting at 8:00 a.m.

Aside from Apple, other retailers including carriers and big box stores are also stocking the iPhone XR and should have supply available for launch day purchases.


We'll be sharing first impressions of the new device from actual Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand, so make sure to stay tuned to MacRumors and if you've received one of the new iPhone XR models, let us know what you think.

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26 months ago

The bezels.. the bezels!

far better than any iphone 4, 5 ,6 ,7 and 8
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26 months ago
The bezels.. the bezels!
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26 months ago
The XR is another genius, surprise device targeting non-pro customers, but without skimping on pro-level tech. This is akin to the Airport Express and SE launches. Thanks Apple!
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26 months ago

The XR is another genius, surprise device targeting non-pro customers, but without skimping on pro-level tech. This is akin to the Airport Express and SE launches. Thanks Apple!

i have never read or heard the phrase "pro-level" referring to iPhone differences before.
thanks for this.
while there has been iPhone 5c, iPhone SE, etc, i don't recall the phrase "pro-level" being used to differentiate these from higher spec models.
more affordable; even "yesterday's tech"; these are terms i could understand. including the word "colorful" as some sort of dog-whistle with actual meaning of "less than the top grade model".

i wonder if the phrase "pro-level" or not is useful in defining the difference between the Xr and Xs.
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26 months ago

A great position for the consumer, real choices depending on your needs/wants.

Couldn't disagree more. Not counting pre-2018 models: highest starting price ever ($750), highest top-end price ever ($1450), largest phones ever with no smaller option, and (of course) every one has that appalling notch (yes, it still sucks and always will, no matter how models they make with it).

The longest I've ever kept an iPhone is 2 years (the original and the 5, my two favorite iPhones ever), but I'll be breaking that record easily with my 7 if this is what we can expect from now on.
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26 months ago
I hope the sales are excellent so that the stock can push past $230 again.
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