iPhone XR Has Been the Most Popular Model Since Its October Launch, According to Company VP
The iPhone XR was launched after Apple released its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. With a $250 difference between the base storage models of the iPhone XR and iPhone XS, the former provides a ton of features while shipping with fewer compromises. This is also the reason why it has been the best-selling model since October. An Apple executive provides more detail on the matter.
iPhone XR Production Cuts Were Not Talked About by Apple’s VP - Continued to Praise the Device’s Popularity
According to Apple’s Vice President of product marketing Greg Joswiak, the iPhone XR is the most popular and best selling model since the October launch. The handset might be selling in droves, but it might not have been enough as Apple has reportedly ordered its supply chain to cut down orders due to slow demand of the smartphone. Interestingly enough, Joswiak did not comment on these production cuts and kept on stating in an interview with CNET on how well the iPhone XR has been selling.
The iPhone XR starts at $749 for the 64GB model, while the iPhone XS sells begins at $999. The cheaper iPhone is larger thanks to the 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen. It is fueled by the same A12 Bionic that powers the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. However, the device features 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, while the more expensive models come with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Still, running 3GB on the iPhone XR will be more than sufficient to provide a fluid OS experience.
It also comes with faster Face ID hardware and provides support for Qi wireless charging. The notable differences appear in the display technology, with the bezels being wider than the remaining two handsets. It also features a single 12MP camera that relies on computational photography.
In short, iPhone XR owners will miss out on things like 2x optical zoom via a telephoto lens and 3D depth mapping. However, those are not going to be deal breakers for a lot of people, and a lot of them might not think that they should add an extra $250 to the total.
You can check out our previous coverage of the iPhone XR by clicking on the links below.
- Apple’s Phil Schiller Praises iPhone XR’s ‘Low Res’ Display - Says Numbers Mean Nothing When You Can’t See the Pixels
- Apple Manages to Find Some Success With iPhone XR Sales, but That Is Not Enough to Prevent a Production Cut
- iPhone XR Expected to Be Most Popular Variant, With Over 50% Shipments for the Device Being Estimated
News Source: CNET