iPhone XR goes up for sale in Australia and New Zealand stores as first pre-order shipment...

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in iPhone edited October 2018
Like clockwork, new iPhone XR owners began posting obligatory photos of their shiny new handsets to the usual social media outlets Friday. The device is now on sale in Australia and New Zealand, where customers are also receiving pre-order shipments.


iPhone XR launch at Apple Sydney. | Source: Instagram user Shinya2910


While queues at Apple Sydney were not quite what they were for iPhone XS last month, a few people showed up early to be one of the first in the world to get an iPhone XR on Friday local time.


Junior Nannetti via Instagram


Like past product launches, new owners -- and window shoppers -- are posting photos of the colorful handsets to Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and other social media platforms and online forums.

Early iPhone XR buyers in Australia and New Zealand are receiving orders placed through Apple's online storefront. Pre-order customers who snagged a launch day unit will see the same as the clock turns Friday in their respective regions.

I've been waiting a while but she's finally here!! #iPhoneXR pic.twitter.com/hsmFJ4IgYT

-- Daniel Haar (@DJHaarrx3)


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A post shared by shinya2910 (@shinya2910) on Oct 25, 2018 at 2:39pm PDT

In the U.S., at least one person appears to have received their pre-order a few hours early. Cynthia Ruiz posted a photo of her white iPhone XR, taken in Seattle, Wash., to Instagram on Thursday.

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IPhone Xr! This white looks so clean glad my nails match too anyway, who's getting it? #iphonex #iphone #iphonexr #apple #seattle #phones #technology #pnw #verizon #nails #beauty #makeup #shelacnails

A post shared by Cynthia (@ziurxaihtnyc) on Oct 25, 2018 at 3:32pm PDT

Apple initiated iPhone XR pre-orders last Friday and continued sales worldwide until launch day supplies were exhausted on Monday. Current orders show estimated delivery times pushed out one to two weeks, though limited stock should be available at Apple Store locations and authorized resellers.

Deals on the iPhone XR

If you haven't already ordered Apple's iPhone XR, wireless carriers are incentivizing the purchase. Want to get your hands on a new device asap? eBay sellers are also shipping units now.

Carrier deals:

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    How weird that the phones went on sale with no official Apple cases available for purchase.
    freshmaker
  • Reply 2 of 4
    How weird that the phones went on sale with no official Apple cases available for purchase.
    Stop whining. Use it without a case .
    tokyojimuwatto_cobra
  • Reply 3 of 4
    anomeanome Posts: 1,197member
    How weird that the phones went on sale with no official Apple cases available for purchase.
    Stop whining. Use it without a case .

    "But everyone always uses a case!" Except for the people who don't, and the people who claim never to have seen one in a case. (Personally, I don't, but I know people who do. Funny how it works out like that.)

    Anyway, people have to have something to whine about, or else it wouldn't be an Apple product launch.

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 4
    For those in the US that haven’t bought yet, the carriers seem to have these in stock for the most part, while Apple is showing a ship date of 11/7.  So if you want it quicker, but from Verizon/AT&T etc instead 
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