After weeks of heavy rumors, Apple announced three new iPhones at an event a few weeks back. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR are the latest 2018 iPhones. The tech world was eagerly waiting for them. Apple claimed that the iPhone XR is the budget variant of its new smartphone series. When the device appeared on the company’s website there was a disclaimer at the end of the page, saying the device might not be available for sale, per FCC rules. At that time, the phone was not approved by FCC. Recently, we came to know that FCC has approved the smartphone just in time for pre-orders.
iPhone XR Gets Authorized By FCC
We all know that the actual shipments will start from October 26. So, its good for the company that FCC approved the phone. The smartphone was authorized with model number BCG-E3220A just in time for the pre-orders that will begin in three weeks. It has never been an issue for the company to get their smartphones approved by FCC.
It is their strategy to wait to the last available moment to certify its devices to prevent leaks. Now the Cupertino can remove the paragraph from its website, saying
“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”.
Apple’s iPhone XR is an affordable alternative to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max as its price is the lowest among the newly introduced series. It features a Liquid Retina display which is a 6.1” LCD panel. It sports the latest A12 Bionic chipset on the inside. However, it lacks a secondary telephoto lens on the back, unlike the XS series. The starting price of iPhone XR is 25% less than the regular cost of the iPhone XS.