‘Budget’ iPhone XR To Ship Month After Premium XS
Apple’s ‘affordable’ iPhone XR will reportedly ship nearly a month after the iPhone XS and XS Max, despite their concurrent launch.
The budget-friendly XR will reportedly begin shipping October 19th, before hitting stores October 26th.
Commentators claim the Californian giant has experienced production issues with the XR’s liquid retina LCD screen.
Shipping a month after the XS and XS Max, the move contrast Apple’s former strategy of releasing premium models afterwards – e.g. the iPhone 8 versus iPhone X.
Supply chain issues for the iPhone X were deemed the source of delays, driven by complex component parts.
The XR is the only model in Apple’s 2018 trio to feature an LCD display, culminating in a cheaper price.
Analysts claim Apple has struggled to acquire LCDs for the new iPhone XR, exacerbated by software complexities.
Despite the delay, commentators asserts consumers will not abstain from buying the iPhone XR, noting a significant price differential against iPhone XS.