The new iPhone XR is powered by the all-new A12 Bionic chip, and on the phone’s face you’ll notice a gorgeous 6.1-inch Liquid Retina all-screen display. Also true-depth Face ID, IP67 water resistance, wireless charging, and plenty of the iPhone X-series lead features, although one of the most notable differences is the XR’s single-lens rear camera rather than the dual-lens found on the XS and XS Max. Similar to the iPhone 5C, the XR is offering up an exciting array of six distinct colours: ‘White,’ ‘Coral,’ ‘Yellow,’ ‘Blue,’ ‘Black and ‘Product Red.’
The full specs are:
- Size: 5.94 inches by 2.98 inches by 0.33 inches
- Weight: 6.24 ounces
- Display: 6.2-inch “Liquid Retina” LCD, 1792 x 828, 326 pixels per inch, DCI-P3 color gamut
- Other display features: HDR, True Tone, 120Hz touch input
- Waterproofing: IP67 (up to 30 minutes in 1 meter of water)
- Battery capacity: 2,942mAh
- Rear camera: 12MP wide-angle f/1.8 camera with OIS and 1.4 micron pixels
- Front camera: Second-generation TrueDepth module with 7MP camera, f/2.2, up to 1080p recording at 60 fps
- System-on-chip: Apple A12 Bionic
The phone doesn’t feature 3D Touch like the iPhone XS and XS Max, but does include Haptic touch that feels similar to what powers Apple’s trackpad. In terms of pricing, the 64GB iPhone XR is priced at $1,029, while the 128GB version comes in at $1,099 and the 256GB iteration is priced at $1,239. Most Canadian carriers are launching the iPhone XR with a 2-year contract.
Best Buy Canada is offering a $0 iPhone XR on Rogers and Telus with a $400 Gift Card – this is for a device trade-in only. The price without a trade in $99.99.
Below is a list of pricing for the phone at each Canadian carrier:
At Bell 64GB — Pricing starts at $99.99 CAD 128GB — Pricing starts at $169.99 256GB — Pricing starts at $299.99
Eastlink 64GB — Pricing starts at $0 128GB — Pricing starts at $0 256GB — Pricing starts at $0
Fido 64GB — Pricing starts at $99 128GB — Pricing starts at $169 256GB — Pricing starts at $299
Freedom Mobile 64GB — Pricing starts at $0 128GB — Pricing starts at $0 256GB — Pricing starts at $0
Koodo Mobile 64GB — Pricing starts at $100 128GB — Pricing starts at $175 256GB — Pricing starts at $315
Rogers 64GB — Pricing starts at $99.99 128GB — Pricing starts at $169.99 256GB — Pricing starts at $299.99 Additionally, Rogers is offering some existing customers a $200 hardware credit plus a $100 trade-in credit. Users may also be eligible for a $10 bill discount for 24 months and a 2GB data bonus. However, the offer is only available in store.
SaskTel 64GB — Pricing starts at $229.99 128GB — Pricing starts at $299.99 256GB — Pricing starts at $429.99
Telus 64GB — Pricing starts at $100 128GB — Pricing starts at $170 256GB — Pricing starts at $300
Videotron 64GB — Pricing starts at $108.95 (plus $99.95 on purchase) 128GB — Pricing starts at $108.95 (plus $199.95 on purchase)
Virgin Mobile 64GB — Pricing starts at $99.99 128GB — Pricing starts at $169.99 256GB — Pricing starts at $299.99
WinBack Deals by Rogers
Note that the Rogers ‘winback’ team has been offering some of the following deals on contract with an $80/10GB monthly plan with $500 port in credits
- $0 iPhone XR 128GB
- $359 iPhone XS 256GB
- $349 iPhone X 64GB
- $549 iPhone X 256GB
- $0 iPhone 8 64GB
- $99 iPhone 8 256GB
If you want a slightly cheaper plan at $72 with 5GB data, it’s possible but the bill credit reduces to $300. Apple no longer sells the iPhone X, so carriers are most likely clearing out remaining stock.
These offers are only being offered to former customers of Rogers who switched away from the company. You could try calling 1-855-207-8310 and asking about these ‘winback’ deals.
iPhone XR supports Dual SIM and some carriers will provide you with a QR code that you can scan in order to set up your line.
You need to open Settings on your iPhone and Tap Cellular then Tap Add Cellular Plan. Scan the QR code that your carrier provided using your iPhone’s camera. Enter the confirmation code your carrier provided if you’re asked to do so.
To set up your eSIM line with your carrier’s app you can download your carrier’s app from the App Store. Now follow the steps to purchase a new cellular plan. Then open Settings on your iPhone if you need to enter your plan details manually and tap Cellular. Now tap Add Cellular Plan and Tap Enter Details Manually at the bottom of the screen. Follow the instructions to enter all of the necessary details of your new cellular plan. You’ll be asked to label your plans after you set up your second line, but if you want to change those labels later, you can always do so in Settings.
When you set up a second line, you’ll need to choose which line will be your default one. You’ll also be able to choose how each line will be used. The default number you choose will be the one that iMessage and FaceTime use automatically.
Only one of your numbers at a time can use cellular data. You can change which of your numbers that is in Settings and go to cellular Data and tap the number that you want to use cellular data.
Tap the switch next to Cellular Data Switching to the green “on” position if you want to switch to using cellular data on your voice/SMS line while you’re on a call. If you don’t have cellular data switching turned on, you won’t be able to use data while on a voice call if you have a separate line handling cellular data.
With two lines set up, you can choose which number your iPhone uses to call one of your contacts also can switch phone numbers when calling a favourite or designate a line for iMessage and FaceTime all this you can do and manage your cellular settings on your new iPhone according to your choice and preference.