iPhone XR Was Best Selling iPhone in U.S. in Q3 2019

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple's iPhone XR was the best selling iPhone in the third fiscal quarter of 2019, according to new data shared today by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP).

    The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models accounted for 67 percent of all U.S. iPhone sales during the third quarter of 2019, with the iPhone XR alone accounting for 48 percent of sales.


    The iPhone's 48 percent share of smartphone sales during the quarter is the highest that's been seen for an individual model since the iPhone 6 in 2015, according to CIRP.
    The iPhone XR is Apple's most affordable iPhone, priced starting at $749 in the United States. It is similar to the iPhone XS and XS Max, but offers an LCD display instead of an OLED display along with a single-lens camera instead of a dual-lens camera.

    It also comes in a range of bright colors, and due to its popularity, Apple is keeping its three iPhone lineup intact for its 2019 iPhone lineup. The 2019 iPhones will include an iPhone XS successor, an iPhone XS Max successor, and an iPhone XR successor that will continue to offer an LCD display to keep costs lower.

    The next-generation iPhone XR is rumored to feature new colors, more RAM (4GB, up from 3GB), faster LTE thanks to support for 4x4 MIMO, and it could also have camera improvements in the form of a new dual-lens camera setup that would likely be similar to the current dual-lens camera in the iPhone XS and XS Max.

    CIRP's research data also looked at some numbers for Apple's various services. Among iPhone buyers during the quarter, 47 percent use paid iCloud storage, while three to six percent purchased AppleCare.


    35 percent of iPhone buyers use Apple Music, while 15 to 29 percent use Apple TV, Apple Podcasts, and Apple News. Apple has several other services on the horizon which could draw in more users, including Apple TV+, its upcoming streaming service, and Apple Arcade, a gaming service that will provide access to games for a monthly fee.

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  2. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    It’s the cheapest new iPhone , same a12 , and has colors. Not surprised it’s sold well despite the initial skepticism

    The $1000 iPhone bar hasn’t aged well with me
  3. nStyle macrumors 65816

    Dec 6, 2009
    With the rate at which Android phones have improved over the years, I'm surprised honestly.

    Though I think most people are just either ignorant of that fact or don't care.

    I bought my dad a used Moto G6 Play recently and my god for $89 refurbished it is a hell of a phone.
  4. dannyyankou macrumors G3


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    No surprise there. It’s what the 5C should’ve been. Latest processor, latest camera (minus the telephoto), latest design, $250 cheaper. It’s a good value.
  5. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2013
    It's the perfect iPhone. It's my favorite device. I can go two days without charging it, and that's with heavy use. The camera takes amazing pictures, the screen is perfect, and performance is lightning fast. What's not to love?
  6. nfl46, Jul 22, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2019

    nfl46 macrumors 604


    Oct 5, 2008
    But, but...it has a 720P screen! No one would buy that in 2019! /s
  7. alexandr macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2005
    i think most iphone users buy them for the os.
  8. orangezorki macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2006
    How is this Q3? Or does the US financial year start three months before the start of the actual year? I know it starts earlier than the UK one (Early April), but thought that it was more like Jan 1, as the stock market tends to go down just before with people realising their losses within the year for their tax filings?
  9. johnyslats macrumors 65816


    Mar 14, 2012
    Leeds, UK
    Even the iPhone 8 models appear to be outselling the XS line
  10. miniyou64 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2008
    That’s because most carriers were giving them away...
  11. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    Fiscal quarter. Check Apple for their calendar.
  12. johnnymg macrumors 65816


    Nov 16, 2008
    If the 2019 version has a tele optical zoom I'll buy one. I was going to buy the 2018 version until it came lobotomized.
  13. Return Zero macrumors 6502a

    Return Zero

    Oct 2, 2013
    It's a great phone. I love my XS Max but if I were doing it all over again, I'd go with the XR.
  14. JPack macrumors 601


    Mar 27, 2017
    Who in the right mind, did not expect the XR to be the most popular iPhone this year?

    Most consumers couldn't care less about the LCD vs. OLED debate.
  15. Infinite Vortex macrumors regular

    Infinite Vortex

    Mar 6, 2015
    For me it mostly shows how uncompelling the top end flagships are. Not just Apple but pretty much from everyone. The mid-tier has become the most bang for your buck there is. While its true that I own a flagship myself (Samsung S10) I paid less for it than an Xr.
  16. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    Cheapest "new" iPhone is the most popular. Shocking
  17. nutmac macrumors 601

    Mar 30, 2004
    Lots of good news for Apple.

    Q3 2019 has much higher mix of new iPhone models than 2018 (about 67% vs. 54%).

    35% of the Q3 2019 iPhone buyers in the US subscribing to Apple Music and 47% to paid iCloud is just astounding. I mean, I have to question the accuracy of their research.
  18. Infinite Vortex macrumors regular

    Infinite Vortex

    Mar 6, 2015
    They don't until you put one next to the other. Like no-one cares about overall brightness until we're outside and I can see my S10 without issue and my friend can't see squat.
  19. tongxinshe macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2008
    None of the aggressively priced brands are sold in the US, so iPhone's market share or sales data in the US is less and less representative, the data in Europe or China would be much much more interesting.
  20. Taipan macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    Waiting for the next report that says XR sales were a total disaster.
  21. SnarkyBear macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
    I was surprised to see that the number of users purchasing AppleCare are only 3-6%. Good. Extended warranties are almost always a bad deal, and (in my opinion) Apple's isn't that good of a buy. It seems that the posters on this forum, however, are pretty heavily into purchasing AppleCare. Maybe that's just a vocal minority skewing my perception.
  22. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    Probably two reasons why this happened:

    1) Most people don't want to pay the ridiculous price of $1k+ for a PHONE.
    2) Apple has been offering Xr for under $500 after certain trade-in.
  23. Taipan macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
    Back when no device had OLED all reports said that the iPhone screen was perfectly usable outside.
  24. jonnyb098 macrumors 68030


    Nov 16, 2010
    He is being sarcastic. Everyone on Youtube was calling the XR garbage (for clickbait of course) along with all the uber-nerds around here and OH LOOK!?....it turns out to be the phone most people want. But as usual Apple is doomed an has no idea what they're doing (yes I'm being sarcastic since you didn't understand it from the other guy clearly)

    the only reason the XS exists is to sell the XR. Just like cars, few people buy the high end model and usually end up somewhere in the middle.
  25. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    It’s not surprising, the XR is 90% of an XS. XS has OLED and dual camera, that’s all basically.

    XR maybe apples best iPhone the last couple of years. I have an XS Max and in only jealous of the blue color, look so nice.

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