Other I wish Apple would make an XR Max sized iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by beansbaxter, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. beansbaxter macrumors member


    Jun 2, 2015
    I'm currently using an iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 10.3.3. It's been a great phone, and I haven't felt the need to upgrade. The latest generation of iPhones have been out for a while now, but yesterday was the first time I've physically held them and spent some time with each model.

    Before seeing the latest iPhones, I had watched the countless reviews of them on YouTube, and I was leaning towards the XR model because of the great battery life, but I was concerned about the quality of the LCD screen.

    After seeing all 3 iPhones, these were my thoughts:
    • I turned display brightness to 100% and disabled True Tone. In every instance, I felt the XR looked better than the XS. The overall brightness of the white made text look crisper and easier to read.
    • When viewing the XS, the slightest tilt of the screen gives the display a light blue hue, and it was annoying. The XR still maintains a nice white quality, and seemed to have much better viewing angles.
    • At this point, I would have been sold on the XR, however when you factor in the bezels, the overall width of the screen is slightly narrower than my 7 Plus, making it harder to type fast on. The XS Max has the closest width to the 7 Plus, and was much easier to type fast on.
    I really like the size of the XS Max, however I prefer the display of the XR.

    I would love to see Apple make an XR Max! The XR has a great display and the LCD would allow for a longer battery life, compared to these new OLED screens.

    What else am I missing about these new OLED screens that supposedly make them look better than LCD?
  2. Strider64 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 1, 2015
    Suburb of Detroit
    I personally don't see that happening, for one the whole point of the iPhone XR was to make it affordable to people who couldn't afford the higher end models. Secondly, if they did do that, I think it would cannibalize the iPhone XR market and I don't see a big of enough market for both the iPhone XR and iPhone IR Max. The iPhone XR is is the middle with it comes to size anyways.
  3. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    And people laughed a few years ago when I said they should just put a cell radio in the iPad mini.
  4. karmatourer macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2011
    In my house
    I agree with most of your post and a 10R Max would be a consideration in 3 years when I upgrade. Love the battery life so far.And I'm very happy with the screen coming from 6S+.
  5. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Might happen in a couple years if iPhone moves to a newer form factor like 6.95-inch. We’re already seeing this form factor from a couple Chinese manufacturers so Apple probably isn’t far behind. At that point, XR might adopt 6.4 or 6.59”.

    OLED production and cost will overtake LCD by 2020 so future versions of XR will likely be OLED.

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