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Pre-order new, affordable iPhone from today in UAE

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The highly anticipated iPhone XR has lots of reports and forecasts coming in that concern both, the budget-friendly 2018 Apple model and the company's handset numbers as a whole.

If you've been holding out for the least expensive version of Apple's new iPhones, your patience is about to pay off.

Pre-orders for the iPhone XR officially open this Friday, October 19.

This means the iPhone XR will cost almost R6,000 cheaper than Apple's premium iPhone XS, and R8,000 cheaper than the iPhone XS Max.

Of course, the price is the main factor here: the iPhone XR will cost Dh3,179, Dh3,389 and Dh3,809 for their respective incrementing capacities.

"We believe that replacement demand for XR will be better than it was for the iPhone 8 series a year ago because of XR's larger display, longer battery life, dual-SIM support, and new form factor design", Kuo said in the note to investors.

The phone will be available in blue, yellow, red, black, white and coral similar to the iPhone 5C in 2013.

The affordable iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch LCD screen with liquid Retina display and aluminium body instead of a steel one.

If you're hoping for a major design change next year, you may be out of luck. Monthly payments are $39.50 and $43.66 for the 128GB and 256GB models, respectively. This is a privilege reserved for current iPhone customers who are on the iPhone Upgrade Program.

If you've not yet decided which color iPhone XR to buy, or which storage capacity to buy then check out our post for some tips on which iPhone XR color and iPhone XR storage capacity to buy. The full payment can be made when the iPhone XR sale begins in India next week. The Uncarrier hasn't announced exact pricing for the iPhone XR yet, but it is touting a trade-in offer where you'll be able to get the iPhone XR for as little as $10 a month over 36 months if you exchange an eligible device.

"We expect XR shipments to beat low seasonality in 1Q19".