Apple Begins Selling iPhone XR Clear Case, Costs $39 in United States

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    Apple has begun selling its long-awaited iPhone XR clear case on Apple.com and at many Apple Stores around the world. The case is priced at $39 in the United States, with online orders placed today estimated for delivery within a few days.

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    Apple says the case is crafted from a blend of clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU plastics, with a scratch-resistant coating applied to both the exterior and interior. The clear design is appropriate given the iPhone XR is available in a variety of colors, such as yellow, blue, white, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED.

    Apple's description of the case:
    This is the first Apple-branded case available for the iPhone XR since the device launched October 26. Apple mentioned the case in its iPhone XR press release in certain countries back in October, but it only became available to purchase today, limiting customers to third-party options until now.

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    Article Link: Apple Begins Selling iPhone XR Clear Case, Costs $39 in United States
     
  2. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a

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    Hope you Xr owners are finally happy, bet still not good enough.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    10 bucks says this yellows in a month.

    Not implying Apple's quality is shoddy, just I haven't found a clear case yet which doesn't.
     
  4. pmau macrumors 65816

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    $39 dollars? That's a steal ... there are no other makers of clear cases on the market at all.
    So clear thumbs up from me.
     
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    I agree, I'd be very surprised if it doesn't.
     
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    I've yet to see a clear case that looks very good so I'm looking forward to seeing this in person. I wish they would make this for the XS.
     
  9. TantalizedMind macrumors 6502a

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    Love that photo! My phone phone looks identical except for the cut-out at the bottom. I own the OTTERBOX Symmetry Clear case.

    It fits great. My issue with it is how many scratches it has after only 3-4 weeks. Also originally the plastic over the power button was very responsive. Now I have to push harder for it to register. Not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to be once it’s “broken in” or a design flaw...
     
  10. Xenomorph macrumors 65816

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    OK, so where's the clear case for the iPhone XS?

    Is Black/White/Gold not a color we should be showing off?
     
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    Gotta admit, it has a very subtle beauty to it:

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    I think they're shooting themselves in the foot with a clear case that will eventually turn yellow but I still kinda want one. Don't have an iPhone XR but I wish they made one for the iPhone 8 Plus, they do make one in red.
     
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    For only $250 more, you can upgrade to the $50 XS Leather case! /s
     
  15. AndyDiamond macrumors 6502

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    fifty five bucks in Canada - that's a lot of Tim Horton's!
     
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    Agreed, you should become a hand model.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn’t pay $39.00 for this. Not when there are competitive options for a cheaper price point, that may produce a similar result. Apple’s cases are generally very good quality, but $39.00 for a clear case is a bit exaggerated in the price. But the advantage being it at least it still shows the color of the phone versus concealing with a different colored case.
     
  18. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

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    How long before it goes in front of Lucy Koh.
     
  19. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    My iPhone XS Max Clear case from Taobao costed me $4.
     
  20. SethBoy macrumors regular

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    Perhaps a rounding error in Apple’s books, but the lost sales caused by the delay probably amounted to millions of dollars.
     
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    Cost of Apple products are starting to become not worth it anymore. One reason I am starting to look at alternatives. This case is a prime example on how Apple keeps pricing there product too high. Soon it will be a 1% product and too high for the average person to purchase.
     
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    I like how it hides the notch so well.
     
  23. KPandian1 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice case - wish it has the perforations that the 5C case from Apple did.
     
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    Talking about boosting XR sales? Now the sales will be boosted. :rolleyes:
     

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