iPhone XR No Longer Available for Launch Day Delivery From Apple

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    In the United States and several other countries, the iPhone XR is no longer available for launch day delivery from Apple's online store.

    All colors and capacities from all carriers are listing a delivery date of one to two weeks, with new orders made today set to arrive from November 5 to November 12.

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    In store pickup for the iPhone XR is also no longer available for orders placed today via Apple's website or the Apple Store app, with Apple likely saving remaining supply for walk in purchases on launch day.

    After pre-orders launched last Friday, the iPhone XR remained largely in stock in the United States, though some T-Mobile yellow iPhone XR options sold out.

    There's no longer an option to order online for launch day delivery, but Apple should have plenty of supply for people who want to make a purchase after the iPhone XR launches on Friday, October 26.

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    Apple's carrier partners and major retailers like Best Buy are also offering the iPhone XR and some still have stock available for launch day delivery for online orders.

    Priced starting at $749, the iPhone XR is Apple's lowest-priced flagship iPhone. It features Face ID, an edge-to-edge LCD display, a single-lens camera, a glass body for wireless charging, and a super fast A12 Bionic processor.

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  2. EugW macrumors 601

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    That took long enough. It’s well over 3 days since the pre-orders started.
     
  3. FourDegrees macrumors member

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    So what? You've no idea whether that's due to having sufficient stock to fill the orders, or a lack of demand. Appears you've gone for the latter, without any evidence to disprove the former.
     
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  5. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, the warehouses must have been stuffed to the rafters. Good thing they gave themselves an extra 5 weeks of production to try to build sufficient inventory and keep from selling out.

    They almost managed to pull it off, but again demand outstrips supply. Happens every year. No matter how many they make, it’s never enough lol.
     
  6. falainber macrumors 6502a

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    You are assuming they started production the same day as every other year but you have no clue.
     
  7. Abazigal, Oct 22, 2018
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    Whew. For a moment there, I thought Apple was doomed...
     
  8. falainber macrumors 6502a

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    Your moment lasted three days. Are you sure you are OK?
     
  9. unobtainium macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I really don't think there were a huge % of enthusiasts willing to wait a month just to save a few dollars off their monthly device payment, especially with the reduced feature set.
     
  10. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

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    Massive supply most likely.

    Plus, it doesn’t matter. The Xr is not the “enthusiast” phone. I’m surprised it slipped at all. I expected there to be enough online stock until at least launch weekend.

    Xr will have a “slow burn” of strong sales through 2019 as more people see it.

    These phones (all 3 new ones) make the old form factor seem REALLY old.
     
  11. kl4d4 macrumors newbie

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    Ya that was me returned X for 8+, sold 8+ on 11.1.2 for 700$ waiting on the R....
     
  12. m-b-z macrumors newbie

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    Must be a dud to have taken that long to sellout.
     
  13. Michael Scrip, Oct 22, 2018
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    Ya know... for a product that is supposed to sell for the next year... I'm not sure these last 3 days really matter.

    Why does everyone freak out about this one week of pre-orders anyway?

    This is a company who sells over 200 million smartphones a year. The first week of sales might be a nice headline... but the rest of the year is the actual story.
     
  14. Baymowe335 macrumors 68030

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    It’s harder to say Apple is doomed or a product is a flop when the actual numbers come out. Then it’s mostly crickets.
     
  15. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    True, they could have started much earlier than normal :D

    That was the whole point of my post: how fast models sell out means absolutely nothing when the supply is unknown, and tells us exactly zero about demand. It’s completely meaningless.
     
  16. zeesix macrumors member

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    Who is freaking out? People try to gauge demand by how quickly delivery dates slip. Obviously, without knowing the starting supply, it's not a great indicator.
     
  17. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    Must have had absolutely huge inventories to be able to hold up for three days without selling out.
     
  18. 2GoldFish macrumors member

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    So what? You've no idea whether that's due to having sufficient stock to fill the orders, or a lack of demand. Appears you've gone for the former, without any evidence to disprove the latter.
     
  19. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    Exactly. My statement is just as valid as the one infused with Apple hate.
     
  20. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    Maybe not literally freaking out... but still. :)

    There were articles the first day talking about models still being available for October 26 delivery. The first day! Actually just a few hours after pre-orders began! And then came the comments about the XR being a "flop" because you could still get a certain model on the ship-date.

    You're right... we don't know haw many they made... so there's no way to judge demand. All we have are "analyst" estimations.

    My take: Most people don't pre-order anyway. Especially for a brand new model like this. They want to get their hands on it first. See the colors. Etc.

    Plus... this is a product that will be sold for an entire year (maybe more). So I'm not sure what this first week of pre-orders tells us anyway... considering most iPhone XRs will be sold after this first week.

    I'm more concerned with the rest of the year. And the years after that. If we start seeing these more colorful iPhones out in the wild... then we'll know if it's a hit.

    But there will still be comments saying "I've never seen an XR in my large city..."

    So we have that to look forward to... :p
     
  21. Katvonc macrumors regular

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    So glad I ordered last Friday. Mine is set for Friday delivery ups Ordered from Verizon. Going to miss tracking the plane my phone was on when ordering from Apple. This is my 7th iPhone model. Going with Kate Spade case with charm. Screen protector a must. Will research Apple care options. Happy iPhone launch to all.
     
  22. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

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    The people who this phone is aimed at don't pre order phones. This phone will destroy the Xs phones in sales.
     
  23. Spizike9 macrumors member

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    I would say you’re correct if they would have launched the same time as the Xs. However I have a feeling most people that get this phone didn’t stay up late to order it. I do think it’ll be the best selling phone of the year but I think it’s goikg to be a bit before the ball starts rolling and gets the majority of the sales. However most people buy on installments and the price difference isn’t really worth it when you pay month to month so I could also be completely wrong.
     
  24. jonnyb098 macrumors 68020

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    Really? Because I waited and pre-ordered. The XR is 90 percent of the iPhone XS for 25 percent cheaper. But I will agree that it will destroy the XS in sales. The vast majority of consumers will say “oh it does virtually everything the XS does with longer batter life , larger screen and much cheaper? SOLD” . The XS only exists to sell loads of the XR. The XS is for padding their pockets, the XR is what you’re gonna see most people with in 2019.
     
  25. iZac, Oct 22, 2018
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    I'm not trying to be conspiratorial, but up to last night everything was available for pre-order for the 26th in the China store. Today they all give a 1-2 week timeframe.

    Perhaps they're just prepping global couriers and distribution for the Friday influx and tagging a 1-2 week delivery for everything going forward. Maybe it's just a nice marketing coincidence?
     

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