My own personal iPhone Xr story I've had an iPhone since the 3GS, moving onto the 4, skipped the 4S, got the 5, skipped the 5S, got the 6 and then jumped onto the 6S Plus. Now I have the Xr. I have a pretty good job and I actually am responsible for the design and delivery of the Apple technology at my place of work which accounts for over a thousand Mac's and many hundreds of iPhones and iPads. I could easily afford the XS or XS Max. But I didn't buy one of those. I wasn't actually in the market for a new phone at all and fully anticipated I'd keep my glorious 6S Plus I bought new only 20 months earlier. But then I happened to walk by an Apple store and I thought I'd check the new phones out. I wanted something with a screen of a similar size to my plus phone. I'd looked at the XS and there's no denying that's a great well proportioned device but I couldn't live with losing screen estate compared to the plus (technically true) so I took a look at the Max. That is a great device, probably the best on the market. I seriously considered it. Then I thought I'd look at the Xr which had just been released a day earlier. I took a look at the red. I fell in love with it. I'd read about this poor quality screen and huge bezels. Seriously though I couldn't see what all the fuss was about. I bought one there and then. The Xr is a great phone. It's fast, it's got a great camera, a more than good screen, and it looks amazing in red. I've attached some sample shots from a day out today near my house. Just one other thing. I mentioned I could afford the XS Max but didn't actually go ahead with it. My reason? I didn't feel it was £350 better than the Xr and I always choose value for money over anything. I could think of better ways to spend that money. So I did. I set up a regular monthly contribution to the save the children charity for £10 a month. Why don't you do something amazing today too? Go on, it's almost Christmas.