iPhone XR Is the IPhone XR a worse value than the expected 2018 IPad Pro?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jtsang777, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. jtsang777 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    Assuming the new 2018 iPad Pro would cost between 700-800.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What do you mean by "value"? (The devices can have different use cases for different people.)
  3. jtsang777 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2015
    In terms of display quality
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    Define quality? It has the same PPI as the iPhone 8... Which looks fine to me.
  5. Alaxlmartin macrumors regular


    Feb 20, 2018
    You are partially correct:
    PPI on smaller models (and XR) is 326
    All the + models were 401
    --- Post Merged, Oct 10, 2018 ---
    I pad Pro starts at 800-900
    I paid 1099 for my cellular 128 in 2015
    I expect 1199 for a cellular 256 with ID
  6. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Well considering the XR has a higher PPI (this is the spec all the cool kids keep endlessly quoting), then the iPad Pro. No it isn’t.
    And the new still rumoured only iPad Pros will very likely use the exact same LCD tech as the XR.

    Perhaps you should wait and look at these devices yourself, rather then ask questions about the value of a device not out yet and one that’s still a rumour.
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Do you think the consumer really is going to care (Or understand) between two products that both utilize LCD? Not likely.
  8. Mackinjosh Suspended

    Aug 21, 2014
    "Is device A that you've never seen worse than device B that you've also never seen?"

    Good topic.
  9. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    Apple has always had higher margins on iPhone.

    It's typically marked up 2.5-3X vs. BOM.

    For iPad, it's 1.5-2X vs. BOM.
  10. Aneres11 macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2011
    Are we actually creating another thread about the display quality of the XR?
    For the love of...
  11. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

    Jun 15, 2018

    Yes. But this time OP has uncovered this deeply hidden truth that iPads cost less than iPhones. Which has totally not been the case ever.

    Until last month you could get a 2018 iPad for CHEAPER than the iPhone SE for ****'s sake.
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    Yeah but I can’t stuff an iPad into my pocket. Back in the day when I rode my dinosaur to school, we paid extra for miniaturization in technology. The more ability that could be packed into the smallest chassis possible, the higher the price. That hasn’t completely died out yet.

    Though people tend to think the opposite, because Apple has been pricing larger phones higher than smaller ones. But that is because the larger display size adds to the utility without sacrificing portability, as long as you stay within the dimensions popularly accepted for smart phones.

    Once you start pricing smart phones against tablets, the parameters change.

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