iPhone XR Did the iPhone XR flop? [MERGED]

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rockitdog, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    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?
  2. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    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.
  3. koooolkeith macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    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.
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Nikkei doesn't have the best track record and Supply chain numbers have failed to predict apple sales numbers in the past.

    not everything you read on the internet is true.
  5. pdp1 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2018
    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????"
  6. vikingjunior macrumors 65816


    Aug 17, 2011
    As a potential XR buyer that doesn't make me confident.
  7. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    How do I know if this statement is true? :D
  8. Yogosans14 macrumors regular

    Jun 9, 2017
    North Carolina
    Good I took mine back as it wasn’t as sharp and crisp of a display as my 8+.
  9. koooolkeith macrumors member


    Sep 23, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    I can empathize with that. However, Apple has a great track record of fixing and or replacing products without too much hassle.
  10. Broadus, Nov 8, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018

    Broadus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2011
    Upstate SC
    If the XR is a flop, it's the best flop ever, in my opinion. I've had it for a week and a half and am very satisfied with it.
  11. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    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.
  12. Garemlin Suspended


    Oct 13, 2018
    Read further out. They cut back due to some qc issues with the printed circuit boards. Has nothing to do with sales.

    Cudos to them for making sure the product is good before shipping.

    You reading that Google??
  13. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

    Mar 24, 2011
    I'm reading your comment on the internet. I guess it may not be true.
  14. ThatiPhoneKid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2017
    No it has not flopped, a phone which was purchased 9 million times during its opening weekend of sales is not a flop
  15. s15119 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2010
  16. omelet1978 macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2012
    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.
  17. CT30 macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2018
    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?
  18. ericg301 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2010
    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.
  19. purged macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2018
    God I hope so, I love negativity! I want everything to fail! Sweet!
  20. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Not a big deal at all.

    Apple clearly tests each component before assembly, that's in addition to supplier testing.
  21. penajmz macrumors 68040


    Sep 11, 2008
    New York City
    I think it did. Everyone had such high hopes and now production is being cut.
  22. pdp1 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2018
    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.
  23. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Not only that, but not increasing/expanding production vs. cutting back production are also somewhat different things.
  24. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    It will be the biggest seller in history. It's certainly the current best bargain.
  25. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The XR isn’t slated to flop. And this is why you can’t read into it too deep with analysts (Or ‘insiders’) with Internet articles that have *no* evidence of Apples future with an iPhone that just released two weeks ago. Long term, the XR will do very well.

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