Are you returning your Xs/Xs Max for the Xr?


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auralux

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So after owning a Xs Max I have decided that I am going to return it and wait for the Xr.

The reasons why you might ask...

I can think of 6 great reasons.

1. PWM sensitivity
2. Blue shift
3. Image persistence/retention
4. Battery efficiency
5. Reception issues
6. Saving $

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...of-wi-fi-and-lte-connectivity-issues.2142500/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-screen-on-ios12-saturated.2138771/

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...w-tint-xs-xs-max.2140260/page-3#post-26533322


Just wondering who else is following suit?
 
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Dirtydutch

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I feel like a lot who are waiting for the XR will actually be underwhelmed, and if they can handle the price increase, will inevitably get the XS / XS Max...After all most are on installment plans anyway, so price will not be a huge problem for everyone...I think these phones will have more similar sales to each other than people initially thought...
 
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auralux

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I feel like a lot who are waiting for the XR will actually be underwhelmed, and if they can handle the price increase, will inevitably get the XS / XS Max...After all most are on installment plans anyway, so price will not be a huge problem for everyone...I think these phones will have more similar sales to each other than people initially thought...
Please clarify why you feel people will be "underwhelmed"?
 
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Dirtydutch

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Please clarify why you feel people will be "underwhelmed"?

Because i just believe they will be holding out for something that already been released in a better version a month prior, only in more colors with less screen size options, and a subjectively inferior screen...OLED has been this way for a while so we know what comes with the territory, and I believe like always the connectivity issues will be addressed...In the end its up to the user, and several other factors, but I don't think it's worth spending that on the XR when XS just delivers a bit more...IMO
 
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auralux

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Because i just believe they will be holding out for something that already been released in a better version a month prior, only in more colors with less screen size options, and a subjectively inferior screen...OLED has been this way for a while so we know what comes with the territory, and I believe like always the connectivity issues will be addressed...In the end its up to the user, and several other factors, but I don't think it's worth spending that on the XR when XS just delivers a bit more...IMO
Fair enough. I wouldn't say the screen is subjectively inferior though.
 
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Matthew.H

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Also something to consider is the price difference. The XR should be compared with the XS Max rather than the XS simply due to the XR displaying the same amount of content as the XS Max. The price gap for the base models between the XR/XS Max is $450, that's a significant difference with how few features the XR loses compared to the XS/XS Max. $450 will buy you a base model iPhone 7.
 
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auralux

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Also something to consider is the price difference. The XR should be compared with the XS Max rather than the XS simply due to the XR displaying the same amount of content as the XS Max. The price gap for the base models between the XR/XS Max is $450, that's a significant difference with how few features the XR loses compared to the XS/XS Max. $450 will buy you a base model iPhone 7.
I agree with you. The price difference is huge when you consider just how little you give up going with the Xr.
[doublepost=1537983021][/doublepost]I am happy to see that according to the poll so far most people will be keeping their Xs. This just means there will be more Xrs available to purchase ;)
[doublepost=1537984405][/doublepost]Two things I wanted to mention that I have already personally experienced with the Xs Max is blue shift and image retention. I look forward to losing those on the Xr!
 
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auralux

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Go big or go home is what I think. If you’re dropping a considerable amount of money, either save up more or just hold out.
Save up more for what and why? Maybe for some the Xr is the wiser choice for a number of reasons. Some of which I just listed above your post.

Two things I wanted to mention that I have already personally experienced with the Xs Max is blue shift and image retention. I look forward to losing those on the Xr!
[doublepost=1537990550][/doublepost]And here's another video that helped sway me the Xr way:

 
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JPack

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I feel like a lot who are waiting for the XR will actually be underwhelmed, and if they can handle the price increase, will inevitably get the XS / XS Max...After all most are on installment plans anyway, so price will not be a huge problem for everyone...I think these phones will have more similar sales to each other than people initially thought...

The majority of consumers in the world pay outright for their mobile devices.
 
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auralux

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The majority of consumers in the world pay outright for their mobile devices.
Agreed! I buy mine outright. I am not getting stuck in some ridiculous payment plan with my carrier.
 
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ivantwilliams

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Right. Alas, this is merely my opinion. With the C range, Apple tried to appeal to the 'lower cost' market.
I have no idea on the statistics. But, they killed the C range for 6, 7 and 8 models of the iPhone.

Here Apple are, trying again to appeal to the 'lower cost' market.

Meaning that it will flounder away?
 
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JPack

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Right. Alas, this is merely my opinion. With the C range, Apple tried to appeal to the 'lower cost' market.
I have no idea on the statistics. But, they killed the C range for 6, 7 and 8 models of the iPhone.

Here Apple are, trying again to appeal to the 'lower cost' market.

iPhone XR uses a completely different strategy compared to iPhone 5c.

5c: Low-cost
XR: Mainstream

5c: Repackage last year's iPhone 5 (2012) using a cheap chassis and subtract $100 from the MSRP.

XR: Satisfy mainstream demands for a 6.1" phablet and include the newest SoC and camera sensor. Use the same premium aluminum chassis.
 
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