Best answer: The best way to make sure you get an iPhone XR at launch is to pre-order it right at 12:01 AM PT directly from Apple's online store.

Apple: iPhone XR ($749+)

Preordering from Apple directly is the fastest, most reliable way to get your iPhone XR

I recommend going directly through Apple.com or using the Apple Store app on your iPhone as the fastest way to preorder your new iPhone. The reason I suggest going through Apple is that the company has more stock than a carrier like AT&T or Verizon, as well as electronics sellers like Best Buy and Walmart. The reason I suggest using the app is that it seems to be able to better handle the influx of orders that hit the servers the second it goes live.

I also recommend having both the Apple Store app and Apple.com up and ready so that, if one fails, you've got the other right in front of you.

Preordering an iPhone can be a complex process, especially if you're trying to make sure you get one on day one. We've preordered a lot of iPhones and have a few tips to help you prepare for the process.

What about carrier options?

You can preorder from major carriers AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile. At this time, there aren't any special discounts available with your preorder, but if you feel more comfortable with one of the carriers, here's where you can buy an iPhone XR.

How much is it?

You can preorder the iPhone XR in three different storage sizes.

  • iPhone XR 64GB - $749.00
  • iPhone XR 128GB - $799.00
  • iPhone XR 256GB - $899.00

Most reliable

Apple.com

The best experience with the most reliable service.

If you want to be sure to get your iPhone in your hands the day it launches, you should preorder it right at 12:01 AM PT directly from Apple. Having both the Apple Store app and Apple.com ready to go will ensure you get in the fastest way possible.

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