iPhone XR pre-orders sold out Monday

But you can queue up on Friday, if that’s your thing.

From the Boy Genius Report (BGR):

Apple started taking iPhone XR preorders on Friday, and the T-Mobile 128GB yellow version sold out in a few minutes, with shipping estimate falling to 1-2 weeks. In the hours and days that followed, other iPhone XR versions sold out, but buyers were still able to purchase an iPhone XR with an October 26th delivery date over the weekend.

However, with just days to go until Apple’s most anticipated new phone of the year launches in stores, the iPhone XR is now sold out.

In-store pickup isn’t available either in the US, MacRumors reported late on Monday, and your best bet on scoring an iPhone XR on launch day is going to an Apple Store near you and hope there’s enough stock of your desired iPhone XR version.

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My take: Four days is a long time in this game, and I don’t expect long lines on Friday. But I think the XR, at $749, is going to look like a sweet deal on the store floor. This one is less pre-order, more point-of-sale.


  1. Fred Stein said:

    Referring back to the post about Toni S. and what he sees? He sees ghosts and goblins. It’s the season.

    Looks like the XR will do very well on top of very successful XS and XS Max. Apple likely bought back aggressively last Q. They will announce excellent results and give strong guidance for the upcoming Q report. “What’s in the making” will announce iPads with the A12 and ??? to stimulate long over-due iPad upgrades. And Services plus the Apple Watch are going gangbusters.

    October 23, 2018
    • Jonathan Mackenzie said:

      Yes, I was thinking this the other day. Rising ASP and Apple Watch sales will lead to very good holiday season revenue. And services is a train picking up speed each quarter. Put it together and it’s hard to imagine that Apple’s guidance will disappoint. That should help buoy the stock regardless of what the broader market is doing (at least temporarily).

      October 23, 2018
  2. Gregg Thurman said:

    Got my Apple Watch yesterday, set it up and have been trying to get it to function as I want since. Got an appointment at the Apple Store to learn more.

    Oh, it’s very good looking (Gold Stainless Steel with Milanese Loop band). Oooops. gotta stand up.

    October 23, 2018
    • Richard Weathered said:

      A real estate maxim is “location location location” for technology “support support support” Apple producing integrated hardware, software and services has it all over the the competition.

      October 23, 2018
      • Fred Stein said:

        Excellent point. Apple bundles support in the sales price. It’s worth about 10% per year if other technology products are a benchmark. Most Apple customers hold on to their products for 3 years. Take 30% off the list price tp get a fair price comparison.

        What’s cool for us investors? Apple is super cost efficient at providing support.

        October 23, 2018
        • Gregg Thurman said:

          This is what the “know the price of everything, but the value of nothing” people just don’t get.

          October 23, 2018

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