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Apr 12, 2001

Apple has begun selling its long-awaited iPhone XR clear case on 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.


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:
Thin, light and easy to grip -- this case lets you enjoy the look of iPhone XR while providing extra protection. It's also crafted with a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials, so the case fits right over the buttons for easy use. On the surface, a scratch-resistant coating has been applied not only to the exterior, but also to the interior. Need to wirelessly charge? Just leave the case on your iPhone and set it on your Qi charger.
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.

(Thanks, Joshua!)

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Article Link: Apple Begins Selling iPhone XR Clear Case, Costs $39 in United States
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macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Central U.S.
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.
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Feb 5, 2007
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...


macrumors member
Apr 2, 2016
Space Gray
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.


Jul 12, 2016
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.
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