Apple’s iPhone Xr will launch with an official Apple-designed clear plastic case

“Apple customers looking to buy the iPhone XR will have a protection option that won’t hide the brightly-colored shell, as there will be a clear case among the selection of official accessories offered by Apple from the time of launch,” Malcolm Owen reports for AppleInsider.

“While there have been new cases released for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max that offer a touch of color to the devices, the leather, silicone, and folio-style accessories not only cover up the majority of the iPhone, but also do so with opaque materials,” Owen reports. “Spotted by Twitter user ‘Ivan,’ Apple’s press release for the iPhone XR in Canada includes a brief sentence on accessories for the smartphone.”

iPhone XR comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.
Apple’s A12 Bionic-powered iPhone XR comes in six new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and (PRODUCT)RED.

Owen reports, “The extract reads: ‘Apple-designed accessories for the iPhone XR including a clear case will be available starting at $55 (CAD)’ ($42).”

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  1. I’m using a clear case with my Max. It looks very close to being naked, and shows most of the beauty of the phone while offering some protection

    I’d really like an apple created version for my Max

    IMO the XS is by far the most beautiful phone apple’s ever made. I’d like to keep it naked but it’s just not quite as comfortable for me to hold that way for extended periods

  2. ..’official Apple designed unapologetically plastic case…$35..’

    Two days after launch. ..’amazon plastic case 99c..’

    ..’But the quality..’

    Er no. I’ll take the dough.

    1. Go with thermal polyurethane (TPU). Toughest most impervious stuff you can use to wrap Ive’s skinny flat electronics.

      I actually wish some case maker made a rounded back case with a hidden pocket or something so it felt like the original iPhone in hand.

      1. I had to look it up – Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is any of a class of polyurethane plastics with many properties, including elasticity, transparency, and resistance to oil, grease and abrasion. Technically, they are thermoplastic elastomers consisting of linear segmented block copolymers composed of hard and soft segments.

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