Published: Fri, October 19, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Apple iPhone Xr - South African pricing


The last quarter of every year is reserved for iPhone launches.

Apple's cheapest iPhone - the colourful iPhone XR - will cost R15,999 for the 64GB version in South Africa, and will be available in stores on October 26, iStore South Africa revealed on Wednesday.

Starting with the iPhone XS, the total that you'll have to pay for the 64GB model will total up to RM4591.

The wait for the new iPhone XR is nearly over.


If you have been eagerly waiting for the iPhone XR to jump on the iOS league without shelling over a lakh, iPhone XR pre-orders finally commence in India on Friday.

It features a Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display, which Apple calls the most advanced LCD display ever implemented in a smartphone. Whereas Apple's iPhone X models are available in traditional colors like Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, the iPhone XR is available in the following colors: White, Black, Blue, Yellow, Coral, along with a Product (RED) model.

The iPhone XR also has a slightly larger screen than the iPhone XS at 15.5cm, and has an LCD screen instead of the XS's OLED screen.

One common message across multiple videos is that the iPhone XR doesn't feel at all like a budget phone. In light of this, telcos are also opening up their pre-orders for the new Apple smartphones.


The new iPhone XR comes with all-screen glass and aluminium design.

Apple has marketed the iPhone Xr as the "more affordable" iPhone for 2018.

Bottom line: Early iPhone XR reviews will likely hit the web by the middle of next week, if Apple's previous embargos are any indication.

For selfies, the iPhone XR sports a 7MP selfie camera with a f/2.2 aperture along with a TrueDepth camera for FaceID.


And the new Depth Control feature allows users to adjust the depth of field both in real-time and after the image is taken.

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