iPhone XR is now available for customers worldwide as the first units are shipping to those who pre-ordered it last Friday, and Apple stores also have the device in stock for walk-in buyers.
While it’s too early to determine whether the device is selling well or not, more important to note is that Apple’s clear case for the iPhone XR is nowhere to be seen, despite the company announcing its availability for specific markets.
Together with the iPhone XR, Apple also announced a clear case that would help protect the device, and this approach makes perfect sense given the wide variety of colors launched for this new model.
Apple expects most customers to go for a clear case in order to benefit from enhanced protection against hits and scratches, but without losing the colorful look of the iPhone XR. As a result, the Cupertino-based tech giant announced such a case for the Australian market, and it was believed that other countries could get it too.
No sign of an Apple clear case
But according to several reports, Apple’s clear case isn’t yet up for grabs, and customers can only purchase third-party covers that aren’t necessarily the best way to go.
Clearly, Apple’s clear case may not be a smart purchase either given its price. Cupertino could sell the case for approximately $50 depending on the market, which is quite a high price for such a product. On sites like eBay, clear cases for iPhones are available for just a few bucks, though it’s expected Apple’s to feature better build quality.
It remains to be seen if and when Apple launches the clear case, but for the time being, there are lots of cheaper alternatives out there on the world wide web. However, just make sure you get a case, as new phones tend to become more and more slippery, and living without one is a risky thing to do.