iPhone XR Did the iPhone XR flop? [MERGED]

rockitdog

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I’ve seen multiple reports online about Apple telling suppliers to cut back on production. Is it too early to call the iPhone XR flop for Apple?
 

koooolkeith

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Definitely too early for that. Very solid phone and a lot of users that I know whom own the phone, love it. From what I’ve read it seems like Apple has cut back on production temporarily due to some issues regarding quality control with the XR’s circuit boards.
 
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pdp1

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I also heard rumors that cutting production was also due to component quality issues. Not trying to spread rumors, just making the point... "WHO KNOWS... besides Apple????"
 
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ftaok

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There have really only been a few, verifiable flops at the new Apple. The Xr probably isn't one of them. (Aside - the much maligned 5c wasn't a flop either).

Don't listen to the analysts. They have no interest in reporting real news or relevant information. They only want to drive a narrative to influence the stock price in a certain direction. In Apple's case, they typically put out false/misleading negative reports to drive the price down. Then they retract those reports or "clarify" them and the stock rebounds. In the meantime, they've made $$$$ for their clients.
 

omelet1978

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Most of the YouTube technology reviewers are saying that the iPhone XR will be a slow burn rather than an instant hit.

i want to say around 6 months after the iPhone X release consumers started buying up the iPhone 8/8+ in numbers higher than the iPhone X. Basically the people buying these phones are not fans of technology like we are, and they buy when they need to get a new phone. They basically went for the less expensive option. I'd suspect the same thing will happen this year with the iPhone 8/8+ selling more at first than the XR and then as time goes buy the XR will start selling more as people start to get used to the design.

The only thing that I can see really affecting the XR possibly is that it's priced about $50 too high and does not have 3D touch.
 

CT30

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As someone who is leaning towards getting an XR next week, part of what was said here is worrying. Do you think that these circuit board troubles are a widespread issue or not a giant deal overall?

In other words, should I put off getting an XR for a while?
 

ericg301

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as Tim has said many times, you can't take any rumor out of the supply chain and try to extrapolate anything about sales. There's too many variables.
 
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JPack

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As someone who is leaning towards getting an XR next week, part of what was said here is worrying. Do you think that these circuit board troubles are a widespread issue or not a giant deal overall?

In other words, should I put off getting an XR for a while?
Not a big deal at all.

Apple clearly tests each component before assembly, that's in addition to supplier testing.
 

pdp1

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As someone who is leaning towards getting an XR next week, part of what was said here is worrying. Do you think that these circuit board troubles are a widespread issue or not a giant deal overall?

In other words, should I put off getting an XR for a while?
No I wouldn't worry. I mean, they're allegedly slowing production to address these quality issues right? I.E. they're making sure the ones of bad quality don't get out of the manufacturing plant.

I've been on the manufacturing floor of consumer electronics in China many times and stopping the line for quality purposes is not an uncommon thing, especially during an initial release of a product, so even if you wait a few weeks, you could still have with a scenario where there are quality issues. What's uncommon though, is the volume Apple deals with, and that is what makes headlines.
 
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C DM

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Cutting back production doesn't mean it flopped.
It can mean that they have enough produced units for sale and can accommodate making more units but on a slower pace, not rushed like last years iPhone X.
Not only that, but not increasing/expanding production vs. cutting back production are also somewhat different things.
 
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