Apple iPhone XR in Blue Preorder

iPhone XR Pre-Orders Starting Today

Pre-Orders for the new iPhone XR will be beginning later today (Friday, October 19th, 2018) from Apple and selected telcos around New Zealand. With deliveries and in-store purchases set to occur next week on Friday 26th of October, 2018.

Here you can learn more about the iPhone XR and how you can make a pre-order.

iPhone XR

The iPhone XR was announced in September alongside the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It packs in much of the technology seen in these two models including the A12 Bionic Chip, FaceID, advanced single-lens camera system, and more. It too is an all-screen glass design with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display. Slightly larger than the 5.8-inch iPhone XS.

Unique to it are the six beautiful finishes it is available in – white, black, blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED. The sides of the phone have a matched anodised band made from 7000 series aerospace-grade aluminium. While the back is made from glass allowing for wireless charging.

Key features include:

  • 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD LCD display
  • 12-megapixel wide-angle camera
  • 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera
  • Face ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
  • A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine
  • Wireless charging

You can learn more about iPhone XR from Apple’s website.


Apple will be accepting pre-orders in New Zealand on Friday 19th of October. Orders can be made from Apple online as well as selected carriers. All purchases made from Apple’s online store include free delivery and 14-day free returns. They are also selling a range of accessories including their own Apple-designed cases.


In Australia, the iPhone XR starts at NZ$1,399 with 64 GB of storage. This increases to NZ$1,499 for an iPhone XR with 128 GB of storage and NZ$1,699 for 256 GB. These prices include GST and all models are unlocked and ready to use with carrier SIM-Only and pre-paid plans.

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