Apple has finally launched its very own iPhone XR clear case that’s available for customers in the United States for no less than $39.
In case you’re wondering what’s so special about this case, I can’t really answer this question because it’s just a clear case, so it’s hard to believe there’s anything too exciting about it.
Apple obviously has a very exquisite description for this case in the Apple Store, with the company saying the following:
“Thin, light, and easy to grip — this case lets you enjoy the look of iPhone XR while providing extra protection. It’s also crafted with a blend of optically clear polycarbonate and flexible TPU materials, so the case fits right over the buttons for easy use. On the surface, a scratch-resistant coating has been applied not only to the exterior, but also to the interior. Need to wirelessly charge? Just leave the case on your iPhone and set it on your Qi-certified charger.”
$1 clear cases available online
Sure, there’s a good chance the build quality of this case is in line with Apple’s premium products, but other than that, there’s no doubt it’s one very expensive clear case.
A quick search on eBay shows there are hundreds of clear cases for new iPhones that cost no more than $1, so while they may not match the build quality of Apple’s, I’m pretty sure the price difference makes no sense when comparing them.
The timing of this launch isn’t surprising. Apple’s iPhone XR is selling well below expectations and the Cupertino-based tech giant is looking into ways to reignite interest in the device and boost sales as much as possible in the short term.
The case was originally expected to launch in Canada, but now that it’s available in the US, there’s a good chance it would be released in several other markets too.