Pre-orders for the cheaper iPhone open on 19th October (this Friday) and pricing starts at R15 999 for the 64GB iteration of the smartphone. Photo: Apple.

CAPE TOWN – The iStore in South Africa announced pricing for the iPhone XR, which cost users R15 999. 

Pre-orders for the cheaper iPhone open on 19th October (this Friday) and pricing starts at R15 999 for the 64GB iteration of the smartphone. The payment plan options are part of the FNB Credit Card Payment plan and are priced according to a 37- month contract.

"Pre-orders will be open for cash purchases and on iStore’s revised payment plan in partnership with FNB Credit Card, allowing customers to pay off their iPhone at a reduced interest rate. New to iStore, customers can now also pre-order their contract upgrade for iPhone XR on Vodacom and MTN through the online store," said iStore in a statement.

iStore added that online contract upgrades for both Vodacom and MTN for iPhone Xs and Xs Max will also be available from Friday. The iPhone XR uses Apple’s own Liquid Retina display which measures in at 6.1 inches.

While the handset is lighter on specifications than its XS peers, it does house the A12 Bionic chip that is featured in the XS and XS Max.

Pre-orders can be made via the iStore website on Friday, 19th of October but the handset will be available from 26th October. 

Specifications:
Display size, resolution 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display; 1,792x828 pixels
Pixel density 326 ppi
Dimensions (millimeters)
150.9x75.7x8.3 mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 6.8 oz; 194 g
Mobile software iOS 12
Camera Single 12-megapixel
Front-facing camera 7-megapixel with Face ID
Video capture 4K
Processor Apple A12 Bionic
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
RAM N/A
Battery Lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than iPhone 8 Plus
Sensors Face ID
Barometer
Three‑axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Special Features Water-resistant: IP67, dual-SIM capabilities (nano-SIM and e-SIM),
wireless charging, Face ID, Animoji


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