Lesson discovered: learn the footnotes in press releases. That’s the place an eagle-eyed Canadian noticed the point out of “Apple-designed equipment for iPhone XR together with a clear case will be obtainable beginning at $55 (CAD)” — wonderful print that appeared in Apple’s bulletins for chosen areas.
Highlighted in a tweet posted early Friday, Apple fan @ivanincanada identified the knowledge, which nobody else apparently seen (or a minimum of shared) within the month because the press launch got here out.
A reply on Twitter highlighted that it seems within the French and German press releases as nicely. It did not seem within the US model, nonetheless.
The CA$55 worth is equal to about $40, £32 and AU$60. We requested Apple about US pricing, however did not instantly hear again. That’s fairly costly given the cheaper third-party options that have already surfaced from corporations akin to Incase, or protecting choices for about the identical worth from corporations akin to Speck.