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Apple Online Store goes down ahead of iPhone XR pre-orders


As is always the case before new iPhone launches, the Apple Online Store has gone offline this evening ahead of iPhone XR pre-orders. The colorful new iPhone is slated to go up for pre-order tonight at 12:01AM PT/3:01AM ET, which is when we should expect the store to return.

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The iPhone XR release comes a month after the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and Apple Watch Series 4. Analysts expect the iPhone XR to be popular among customers, with a recent supply chain report also suggesting that Apple ramped up iPhone XR production as it forecasted higher-than-expected sales.

Apple has been teasing the iPhone XR release all week long. On Monday, the company launched pre-approvals for its iPhone Upgrade Program. Additionally, those customers will be able to order using Siri Shortcuts thanks to a recent Apple Store app update.

This afternoon, the first iPhone XR reviews and hands-on videos hit YouTube. The videos showcased the varying new color options of the device, which include back, white, blue, yellow, coral and red.

iPhone XR pre-orders will be live in the following countries tonight:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein

Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

The iPhone XR starts at $749 for the 64GB model, and rises to $799 for the 128GB and $899 for 256GB. Get more details on carrier pricing for the iPhone XR here.

Are you planning to pre-order the iPhone XR tonight? If so, let us know which model you’re going for down in the comments.

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