Some iPhone XR Models Start Selling Out

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iPhone XR pre-orders kicked off at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and just a half hour after orders went live, some colors started selling out and became unavailable for launch day delivery in the United States.

    Right now, some yellow and PRODUCT(RED) iPhone XR models from T-Mobile won't ship out for one to two weeks, delivering in November instead of on October 26. In the UK, iPhone XR supply is also starting to slowly sell out, with coral and yellow models starting to list a one to two week delivery estimate.


    All other colors are still available for launch day delivery in the United States at this time, but available supply for in-store pickup has dwindled for some models in some areas.


    It's not clear if yellow is a popular color choice or if Apple made fewer yellow iPhone XR models, but with one color selling out, the others could soon follow.

    Apple did not provide SIM-free models of the iPhone XR for pre-order in the United States, which typically means that supplies are not quite as strong as Apple would like. SIM-free models are, however, available in other countries around the world.

    Curiously, Apple has also not provided iPhone XR cases for the new device, which is unusual as new iPhone releases are typically accompanied by matching cases. iPhone XR press releases in some countries mentioned that Apple would debut a clear case for the iPhone XR to show off the colors of the device, but no such case is available as of yet.

    If you're planning to get an iPhone XR, it's best to place an order right away if you want launch day delivery, because it's not clear if and when available stock will sell out. Apple will, as always, have some devices available for walk-in purchases on October 26.

    Article Link: Some iPhone XR Models Start Selling Out
  2. Virtua4 macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2013
    Here in the UK 1hour and 8 minutes after preorders open and every colour and every size is available for delivery next week.
    It’s the most available iPhone preorder ever - incredible.

    I’ve never seen this before with iphone
  3. timmyh Contributing Editor


    Mar 18, 2016
    Liverpool, UK
    In the UK, Yellow and Coral have both slipped to 1-2 weeks dispatch for 64GB models.
  4. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    Coral and Yellow seem to be the least favorit option in my country.

    But every model is still available on launch day, except some 64GB ones.

    But iPhone enthusiasts or people who just can't wait likely already ordered the XS (max)
  5. Kiro macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2015
    Germany, Leipzig
    Germany, also Coral is slipping to Oct/Nov.

    Also, clever of apple not to provide cases: Everyone has to see the new colors ;) -> free marketing.
  6. Focusx0131 macrumors member


    Feb 23, 2017
    While it wasn’t SIM free, if you pay full price your phone will be unlocked when you receive it.

    Got a Yellow 128GB XR with a T-Mobile SIM which I intend to take straight to Metro as you have to pay full price upfront anyway.

    This was my First ever preorder and the entire process was as painless as could be.
  7. pete2106 Suspended


    Dec 7, 2012
    Of all the colours, I did not expect Yellow to sell out so quick. I figured, Red and Black would sell out first.
  8. 12nine macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2018
    In Germany only Coral and Red 64GB are not available on the 26th, everything else can be delivered on the 26th. No hype ...
  9. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    I ordered a red 128 GB in Canada at 3:55 am, almost one hour after the store went live.

    No issues with availability. Scheduled delivery is Oct. 26.

    I just checked again and as of 4:20 am, all colours in all storage sizes are available for Oct. 26 delivery.
  10. Gudi macrumors 68030


    May 3, 2013
    Berlin, Berlin
    Coral and Red, but only the 64GB models and only for delivery. Everything is available for pickup in an Apple Store on day one. I guess the every year rumor of production problems was wrong this time.
  11. oldmacs macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2010
    Everything is still available in Australia on launch day.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 19, 2018 ---
    Or demand isn't that great as there is a split between the Xs/Xs Max range and the Xr range?
  12. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
  13. UnusedLoginID macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Requiring activation stops the black market business and slows initial sales which Apple doesn’t care about since we’re at the beginning of the quarter. Apple’s message: if you want to take a new iPhone to China, India or Brazil, buy the XS or XS Max!
  14. vagos macrumors member


    Oct 19, 2014
    Taxi drivers rushed to buy the yellow model. That's the real reason it's selling out fast.
  15. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    If Xr was the size of 8, i'd buy it instantly...
  16. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

    Jun 18, 2014
    likely Apple underestimated the yellow preorder interest and made low volumes of it.
  17. phillypharm macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2012
    I feel like it's also probably due to lower production of those colors in anticipation of lower demand, but that could just be my and my POV.
  18. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    Or maybe it's just lots of older folks who miss good old times with yellow Nokias? :p
  19. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I recommend alot of people to buy the XR, people who don't need a X but I think will get just as much as a discounted price. I think this phone will do really well.
  20. Zaned303 macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
    Centennial CO
    All colors and sizes still in stock on my Apple app for delivery and pickup on 10/26 in Colorado
  21. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2017
  22. kl4d4 macrumors newbie


    Oct 19, 2018
    Yellow says not around for 6 nearest stores, everything else is normal :)
  23. skillwill macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2008
    I hope by November 23, my iPhone Upgrade Programme date, they'll be nice and easy to get
  24. wyarp macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2011
  25. recoil80 macrumors 68020

    Jul 16, 2014
    I though the IUP allowed you to change the phone during the month you started it, I didn't know you had to wait for exactly 365 days. Are you sure you have to wait until the end of the month? We don't have the IUP here so I'm not an expert

    In Italy all models except for the 64GB Black are still available for pick up next Friday, but it may change in a few hours.
    I expect Xr to sell more than Xs and Max, I got my Xs the week after launch and I had no problems buying it in my local AS, but it may be different for the Xr.
    I wonder if we'll see the usual queues outside the stores this time, but I guess the die hard fans got the Max last month so I'd expect fewer people in line.

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