Some of Apple’s iPhone Xr models are already sold out

“iPhone XR pre-orders kicked off at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time, and just a half hour after orders went live, some colors started selling out and became unavailable for launch day delivery in the United States,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

Less than an hour after pre-orders began, Clover reported, “Some yellow and PRODUCT(RED) iPhone XR models from T-Mobile won’t ship out for one to two weeks, delivering in November instead of on October 26. In the UK, iPhone XR supply is also starting to slowly sell out, with coral and yellow models starting to list a one to two week delivery estimate.”

“Apple did not provide SIM-free models of the iPhone XR for pre-order in the United States, which typically means that supplies are not quite as strong as Apple would like. SIM-free models are, however, available in other countries around the world,” Clover reports. “Curiously, Apple has also not provided iPhone XR cases for the new device, which is unusual as new iPhone releases are typically accompanied by matching cases. iPhone XR press releases in some countries mentioned that Apple would debut a clear case for the iPhone XR to show off the colors of the device, but no such case is available as of yet. ”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Currently, in the U.S., we’re still only seeing “Ships: 1–2 weeks” for some T-Mobile models. All of the Verizon and AT&T models are stating delivery on October 26th, the first day of availability, so Apple’s initial supplies are holding up so far.


  1. It’s quite surprising the XR models sold out so quickly. The Apple critics will say the reason they sold out was that all inventory was in limited supply. Many of the iPhone XR reviewers claimed it wasn’t worth buying that model because the display technology was outdated for many years. They said people shouldn’t have to pay a high price for outdated technology. Anyway, analysts were sure Chinese citizens aren’t going to be buying iPhones to spite POTUS’s China tariffs.


  2. ..’holding up so far..’ or demand is slacker. I’d go for the latter. I can’t recall another launch where 20 hrs in and there’s still same day stock. The 8 and X went to few days shipping in hours. Either demand is slack or Timmy fixed the supply lines. I know where my money is at.

  3. I’m not sure the 8 ran out that fast.. Regardless I think Apple made enough as well as most people buying this level of Phone like to actually go to the store and purchase – They do not typically pre-order. Also maybe they want to see the colors first hand before making a decision.

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