Apple's iPhone XR has been the best-selling iPhone since its release

Apple's iPhone XR has been the best-selling iPhone since its release
Apple iPhone XR

Despite its higher price, Apple previously revealed that last year’s iPhone X became its best-selling iPhone as soon as it was released. This year, though, it appears consumers are favoring the brand’s cheaper model.

Speaking to CNET earlier today, Apple’s Vice President of Product Marketing, Greg Joswiak, announced that the iPhone XR is currently the best-selling iPhone and has been the most popular model “every day since it became available.” This ultimately means that, in terms of distribution, Apple’s devices are shipping according to expectations – analysts have pointed towards the iPhone XR being the best-selling device for quite some time now.

Recently it was reported that Apple’s iPhone sales may be lower than expected – the company is said to have cut production orders twice. Unfortunately, and rather unsurprisingly, Joswiak declined to comment on the reports or iPhone demand in general.

In other news, the executive also made mention of Apple’s commitment to the Product RED initiative. World AIDS Day is currently set to take place this Saturday and, in honor of the day, the company will donate $1 for every Apple Pay purchase made between December 1 and December 7 at the Apple Store. This includes those made at physical locations, online, or through the app. Moreover, 125 Apple Store will be turning their logos red.

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iPhone XR
  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)

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85 Comments

1. wickedwilly

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

It seems this years flagships from Apple really must be selling badly. If the XR has been the top-selling model, yet is missing unit sale projections by a long way, the XS and XS Max sales must be very poor. No wonder Apple is trying to cover this up by stop releasing unit sales numbers.

25. Vokilam

Posts: 1113; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Good Observation, my thoughts exactly.

36. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"It seems this years flagships from Apple really must be selling badly." yes and january Apple announce their record or close to record q, move on, nothing to see here. Do you seriously think they are selling badly? Most expensive Xs Max is currently most used new iPhone by clear margin.

75. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

OK by this you mean people are purchasing iPhone XR the most & using XS Max more keeping the XR in the bin? what logic is that bruh? :O

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Being the top selling model, still doesn't mean high sales though. The XR could be selling 1M a week and the other 2 models 300K a week, making it the top seller. But that still would be low sales Keep it up Apple. Just price yourself out of business. Stop trying to milk the iPhone like Jobs did the iPad. Innovate a new product. I mean can't you make something that no one has ever made before? Dont you have enough money? Apple again waiting for someone else to make the next big thing and so all the hard work, then Apple just comes and copies or just steal it and make their own and real the benefits.

7. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Learn to do math properly before making this statement. Apple knows what is best for their company.

14. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Too bad you don't know what is best. Wait, that is why you and Apple both get along great. Your both smoke and mirrors.

23. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Apple just comes and copies or just steal it? Are you sure you aren’t referring to Samsung and the original Galaxy S(1)? Because that’s all Samsung android phones have ever been...cheap alternative clones from the very beginning. Just get the real deal. Samsung (or android for that matter) still haven’t caught up to the iPhone after 10 years. 10 years. Now Apple has the Apple Watch, and now that’s another thing for them to try and fail at replicating. I mean there’s barely a market for android tablets because iPad took over. Of course you call on big daddy Apple for innovation because Samsung or anyone else won’t do it. I mean they try, but they shoot from the hip while Apple hits bullseyes.

41. mootu

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"I mean there’s barely a market for android tablets because iPad took over." You do know that Apple only has 25% of the tablet market don't you? Hardly taking over.

28. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

You teaching how Apple should do? So funny! just like you teaching math to us, even more funny :D I'm surprised you are still here after yesterday math comment :D By the way why you haven't wrote Any reply there, feeling quite stupid now? I don't think anyone takes any of your comments seriously after your math Message.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Its actually bad that the xr is out selling the others because of report after report that it is not selling that great. That means the other 2 must be selling really bad

29. whatev

Posts: 2136; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Do you believe everything you see on the internet? Lmao

78. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Hay PA has said the same thing and all you ifans believe everything they say.

34. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

you see same cut news every single year and you still believe to them? No, all the new models are selling very well and last year too.

37. whatev

Posts: 2136; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I was quoting a post where she replied to me with those words, they will haunt her for a long time lol

79. sissy246

Posts: 7006; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thats because you and other ifans do believe everything you read.

8. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

While XR is selling well, too many android will get butthurt because this phone doesn’t have hd display. Now at least we knew that people don’t even care about it, its the price that matters. Loving my Xs Max since September.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30836; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm still trying to make sense of that post. Why would an OS (android), get mad cause a phone (XR), doesn't have an HD display? I need an excedrin.

18. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

He meant Android users...but that still doesn't make any sense.

19. Subie

Posts: 2303; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Technically hd is 720x1280 and the XR actually surpasses that. Peaceboy, try harder next time.

15. jyu2848

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I thought Apple reduced the production facilities for XR series...

31. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They did.. "announced that the iPhone XR is currently the best-selling iPhone and has been the most popular model every day since it became available" The keyword is "Currently", it sell worse than expected, but still beat XS, XS Max, and 8/8+ "right now".. It didn't beat 6s sales record, but it's still doing better than other iPhones on recent sales record.

32. alaw.14

Posts: 414; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

I would like to see a 2 year cycle with each manufacture, gives them enough time for change.

33. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Just like every year, same pattern. All these cut rumours which happens every single year and then we start to get few examples that sales aren't bad at all and then Apple announce their great results. And then same going to repeat again next year, just like it does every year. I really hope you bought Apple shares because Apple will surprise many. This is again just one of iPhones which is selling well. X, XS, XS Max, iPhone 8 and XR are all selling well, that's why one model doesn't get so much sales because it spreads among many models. https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/iphone_Xs/from_date:-89,report_unit:day,to_date:0 In just few months, three new iPhones have 6% share from all the iPhones currently in use and growing steadily all the time.

42. mootu

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"In just few months, three new iPhones have 6% share from all the iPhones currently in use and growing steadily all the time." So by your own math only 6 out of every 100 people who use iPhones have bought one of their amazing range of new devices? Hardly great numbers.

44. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Hardly great numbers." compared to what?

45. mootu

Posts: 1422; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Compared to anything. For example if you put 100 iPhone users inside an Apple store for a product launch and only 6 of those 100 buy said product, thats pretty much a failure.

47. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

your logic is really bad and pointless. We need to have something to compare to know if that's a good or bad number. In numbers it's over 50 million from iPhone userbase.

48. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1240; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

His logic is actually spot on. If you had 100 iPhones for sale and only 6 people bought the newest, the best Apple has to offer, clearly something isn't going well as the other 94 sold would be older models. By the way how did you come to 50 million?

49. midan

Posts: 2585; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"clearly something isn't going well as the other 94 sold would be older models." What :D the others 94% didn't buy phone they already had one.. LOL the people commenting here :D

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