The iPhone XR took a very important step toward its official launch on October 26. Apple’s newest iPhone has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), paving the road for it to be sold in the US.
With the iPhone XR not going on sale until October 26—pre-orders open October 19 at midnight—Apple didn’t push it through the US regulatory body at the same time as the iPhone XS and XS Max. As a result, the phone wasn’t approved by the FCC until now, meaning Apple had to disclose this detail on its site.
“iPhone XR has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. iPhone XR is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained,” read the disclaimer on Apple’s site.
The iPhone XR is slated to be Apple’s most popular model due to its appealing $749 price, $250 below the iPhone XS. The six different color options also provides consumers with plenty of choice. Now that it’s been approved by the FCC, everything is set for Apple’s device to find a home in your pocket.