Why no Apple cover for iPhone XR?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by callea, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. callea macrumors regular

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  2. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    You act like there is no 3rd party option.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    It is curious. When was the last time Apple released a phone without day one availability of first party cases? Of course, they could be coming before they are actually released.
     
  4. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    I cant speak for everyone, but I have yet to find a case as good as Apple's own.
     
  5. callea thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't like 3rd party covers. They looks something strange.
    I love Apple covers instead, because they look as integral part of the device.
     
  6. alexmarchuk macrumors 6502a

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    Plenty of companies make quality cases that match Apple's.
     
  7. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple is releasing their own clear cases for the Xr; $40.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    They should be the best for what they cost, but I usually buy 3rd party cases on Amazon for like $10 and they serve me just as well.
     
  9. Caspavio macrumors regular

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    i am very curious why their clear case costs $40
     
  10. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    Already have my Otterbox case for my XR. Just waiting on Friday to be able to put it on!

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    i am very curious why their clear case costs $40

    Because it says Apple on it? Just a guess.
     
  11. callea thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see only Otterbox cases.
     
  12. white4s macrumors 68000

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    Pitaka kevlar slim case $50
    Apple piece of clear rubber $40
     
  13. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    To be honest I’ve come across many cases as good or better then Apple’s at a fraction of the cost.
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    It’s called Apple tax. ;)
     
  14. Caspavio macrumors regular

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    i thought that silicone cannot be transparent, so i assumed apple might use some other material like TPU which is cheaper. but i did a quick search and found out that silicone can be transparent too.
     
  15. Nitefly macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 3rd party XR case from a well respected case manufacturer, via amazon, and it says “iPhone 9” on the packaging!!

    I do wonder whether there was a last minute rebrand...
     
  16. BoricuaHec01 macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe they'll launch on day of the Xr.
     
  17. jp1212 macrumors member

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    I bought the Incipio DualPro, Incipio NGP and and some Platinum brand wood case from Best Buy. Even without a phone in them I can tell I'm not going to like them as much as the leather Apple cases. I'll be really disappointed if they don't release any for this phone.
     
  18. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    Because they want you to show off the new bright colors.
     
  19. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    For how easy cases are to manufacture, and the huge margins Apple would make on them, it's very interesting they don't have any for sale yet.
     
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    Any News about the release of Leather or Silicone Cases???
    I only buy that XR when i will cover it with an good looking original Apple Case.
     
  22. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    Don't think that we will say any XR-case from Apple...
     
  23. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    It is a rather odd omission for a phone meant to be the volume leader. Margins on cases and other accessories are extraordinarily high. Weird that Apple would leave the $ on the table. Unlike them.
     
  24. M1905 macrumors newbie

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    I wrote to apple and asked them about the cases. But no one answers.

    Thats Not a Good sign. Maybe we will get no originals....
     
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I would be willing to bet that Apple will have a few different cases for the new Xr. They are just running a bit behind.

    It would be the first time Apple did not offer cases and I can not believe that as many Xr units they will sell, that they would not have cases soon.

    There is NO giant conspiracy here, Apple is known for it's marketing and the delay will end soon.
     

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