The iPhone XR will go on pre-order on Oct. 19th world over, including the United States. The device is already listed on the US Apple Store, but unfortunately, there’s no unlocked iPhone XR for the States.
If you go to the iPhone XR shop link, you’ll see that the device isn’t available to buy without a carrier. There’s no SIM-free iPhone XR listed on the Apple Store (US) currently.
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What this means is that you can order the iPhone XR via Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile only in the US. If you were hoping to make use of the Dual SIM capability on iPhone XR to use cellular plans from multiple carriers on a single device, you’d be damned because using Dual SIM with different carriers only works if you’ve got an unlocked iPhone XR.
The unlocked iPhone XR may not be up for grabs at the moment, but that’s not going to stick. The SIM-free iPhone XR will eventually show up on the Apple Store.