The newly aggressive 'iPhone XR for $449' marketing trickles down to all Apple Store displays

In essence, this is the same GiveBack deal that Apple announced on the hush-hush after the Black Friday and Cyber Monday brouhaha to keep the sales momentum going, just advertised to the nine.
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65 Comments

61. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Oh ....you again. The only funny thing I see is your attempt to gain some attention. Whether one appreciates the screen on XR or talks about its negative aspect, you , Sir Troll the V , are ever present. Please give me the links of these "numerous" reviewers so that I can watch them for my perusal....or don't . It does not matter.

62. Leo_MC

Posts: 6414; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Go to YouTube and watch 10-20 random XR related videos and you'll see at least 5, saying the only difference is in video and/or side by side when shifting the angle or the deepness of the color black and at least 19 saying there's absolutely no problem with the resolution, ppi's (unless "they are enough") or the LCD.

64. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

ANNNDD ....Yet Again you contradict yourself. Only difference in video side by side : viewing angle/depth of color black- LOL That happens generally when LCD is compared with AMOLED which does not have a backlight. Next : "19" say no problem with resolution : That is exactly what I was talking about. Videos are not a good way to judge sharpness. Even though there is a difference is sharpness literally, **people** cannot see it. Hence people cannot tell by videos alone which display is sharper. If it was somebody else I had a few other logical points lined up , but with you they would probably fall on deaf ears.

65. Leo_MC

Posts: 6414; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I agree with you: videos are not a good way to determine sharpness, yet there are so called reviews that are saying they only see differences between xr and xs in videos.

31. DFranch

Posts: 515; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

So are you bragging that the XR screen can beat the screen on a phone costing less than half the price? $750 vs. $350. That's a high bar, don't strain yourself.

12. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

You can get $200 s**tty android, right! How about an apple lovo at the back because it has quality, good services, ecosystem and premium built.

9. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Cheap quality? :D you suck at trolling, screen looks great. "These days even 300$ phones come with 1080p and dual camera" Watch EVERYONE pick the iPhone XR over a 1080p Screenhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcFXEXJicgc and look how no-one chose that 300$ 1080p screen over XR screen ;) So maybe time to woke up? Also i'm sure you didn't knew but oled screen needs higher resolution to look as sharp as lcd with lower resolution. so don't be brainwashed and just go and look the sreen in stores, it looks great.

10. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Butthurt android! The camera is the top single according to DxOMark. This will last for a decade while your garbage will last for two.

36. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1165; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

They haven't tested the Pixel 3 phones yet, officially, which will be quite a bit better.

26. Cat97

Posts: 1734; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I wouldn't worry about the display, it as the same density as iPhone 8, Plus, 7, etc. Also, no OLED screen burn-in to worry about. But this phone does have about the best camera in the business (look at the videos shot with iPhone XR), best battery life of any iPhone to date, and of course, it dwarfs any Android regarding performance. If you take care of it it should last 3-4 years at least.

28. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

yup XR blows any android out of the water as far as performance

37. Vancetastic

Posts: 751; Member since: May 17, 2017

Lower density than the plus series, with a bigger screen. Please explain.

2. koioz

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Desperation at its finest.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30793; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man, those XR's are flying off the shelves.

21. whatev

Posts: 2118; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Literally, I’ve seen at least one of each color today on the streets, and they don’t offer that discount in my country. I have yet to see a OnePlus 6/6T or a mate 20 in the wild

43. sissy246

Posts: 6961; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

And you literally expect us to believe you.

45. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 356; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Sissy his name is whatev you get it? :D

47. whatev

Posts: 2118; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Your name is ShaikhJGI, I get it, you’re a poor Indian teenager that works cleaning crap and that makes you so frustrated :D

46. whatev

Posts: 2118; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

And you literally are butthurt because you know I’m right. You are all orgasmic because you think apple is doomed and that’s not gonna happen anytime soon, apple is far from doom, they are doing all this campaign because they were supposed to sell a expected number of XR’s which doesn’t mean they are selling bad, this supercycle everyone was expecting is not happening now and they have to take measures to accomplish the number they were expected to sell. It’s the first time apple is doing this, but what about Samsung? They have a long history of marketing campaign some of them are very ridiculous and embarrassing and you have never said anything bad about them, every android oem is forced to do this kind of marketing to sell, it’s something new for apple, I would like to know what would you say when you see the XR, XS and XS Max in the top 10 list of best selling smartphones of the year, because that’s very likely to happen, last year the iPhone X was supposed to be a flop and it was the best selling phone of the year, this year it’s a very similar behavior on the media, unless you’re blind you must have seen some XR or XS Max on the streets, even if that enrages you, you have to recognize that. Why can’t you all use your phones like satisfied customers and stop trolling apple? Why does doing that have to be such an important part of your lives? Don’t you find that very pathetic, weird and psychopath at the same time?

49. sissy246

Posts: 6961; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have never said apple is doomed and going under. When i see someone say that i even tell them it is a stupid comment and apple is going nowhere. Apple is getting a wake up call though. I have no doubt they will be in top 10, never said they wouldn't. And yes i was one that said how stupid some of those marketing campaigns were that Samsung was doing. You say you don't read Samsung article so guess you messed them.

54. Vogue1985

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Ahahhahahahahahah, I bet you got a nice pay check for your Rant. $000,000. The XR is not selling as much for many reasons. One main one being the past two non X phone aka the IPhone 7 and 8,are VERY good phone, even when compared to current iPhone (oh even the iPhone 6s,actually iPhone 6s owner owners are the majority of iPhone users) and most haven't upgrade because they are happy. And the XR is a half baked phone, it's got a issues, an okay camera, shitty screen for money, so so battery, bought one for my phone as an upgrade from the iPhone 6s,She liked the 6s better. #NoXR lol. (anyways, buy what you like, each to their own)

15. cmdacos

Posts: 3820; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

XR, XS. and XS Max were all available in Canada for $0 down on day 1 of release if you truly wanted the latest iPhone...

27. Cat97

Posts: 1734; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well...people can do math and are not easily fooled. $0 down means nothing.

59. Leo_MC

Posts: 6414; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The only 2018 iPhone that is 0$ is the XR with trade in (without is 99$); xs is 450$ and Max is 550$ with a 2y plan. Apple doesn’t offer discounts during the year, so it’s safe to say this prices were there from day one and you just lied through your teeth.

19. almostdone

Posts: 423; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Why bother trading in when you can get a better price if you sell it yourself? They will only give you $300 off if you trade in an iPhone 8 in mint condition. Apple are getting desperate. So unlike them...

33. KingSam

Posts: 1348; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

They know I have a 6s and sent me an email comparing it to the XR and prompting me to upgrade.

38. htcisthebest

Posts: 433; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

Such a cheap and crappy device. They copied the industry leader Samsung's full screen design amd never truly innovated.

48. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I was so optimistic about buying iPhone XR...until I held it in my hands...it just looked hideous! No wonder Apple is struggling to move the stock.

52. Bobbyv

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 20, 2018

who is going to buy that sh!t with this amount of money you can have an excellent android phone with AMOLED full HD+ display 2 cameras on the back with fast charger included in the box with this price LCD 720P screen is ridiculous 720 is the standard of 2011!

53. Vogue1985

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Don't you dare trade you iphone 8 plus or 7 plus for the XR. It's git the same issues as the old iPhone 5c (yes that olddddd one). Get a X

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