The Apple iPhone Xr will be available for pre-order this week, and local stores have unveiled their pricing for the device.
It will then start shipping on 26 October.
The iPhone Xr is made from aerospace-grade aluminium and is available in a variety of colourful finishes.
It features a Liquid Retina edge-to-edge display, which Apple calls the most advanced LCD display ever implemented in a smartphone.
The device’s 6.1-inch display features a resolution of 1,792 x 828 and supports Tap to Wake functionality.
Like the iPhone Xs, the iPhone Xr does not have any home button and relies on Face ID for biometric authentication.
Apple has also packed its new A12 Bionic chipset into the iPhone Xr, along with the best single-camera system the company has ever made – consisting of a 12MP f/1.8 lens.
The iPhone Xr further boasts dual-SIM support through the combination of a nano-SIM and eSIM, and has an ingress protection rating of IP67.
Apple has marketed the iPhone Xr as the “more affordable” iPhone for 2018. The iStore pricing for the smartphone is as follows:
- iPhone Xr 64GB – R15,999
- iPhone Xr 128GB – R16,999
- iPhone Xr 256GB – R19,499