iPhone X Returning Xs/Xs Max and Getting the Xr...

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

  1. Yes

    23.7%
  2. No

    76.3%
  1. anaudiopro, Sep 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2018

    anaudiopro macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  2. Koobs macrumors 6502

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    My Xs Max is perfect. It's the best apple device Ive ever owned.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Not giving up my perfectly "flawed" MAX! It is the best iPhone I have owned.
     
  4. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

    anaudiopro

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    Might I ask what the "flaw" is?
     
  5. Zimmy68 macrumors 68000

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    I would bet my house that you had every intention of returning the XS. You wanted the XR all along but wanted a new phone while you waited.

    Just a guess.

    I soak in all the buyer remorse threads every year.
     
  6. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You just lost your house.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    There was/is not flaw! The MAX is the best I have owned.
     
  8. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Excellent! I am glad to hear that.
     
  9. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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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...
     
  10. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Please clarify why you feel people will be "underwhelmed"?
     
  11. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  12. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Fair enough. I wouldn't say the screen is subjectively inferior though.
     
  13. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a

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    No it will be nice and deliver, but as we've seen, the screen preference seems to vary from user to user...
     
  14. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. I just feel that the Xr will fill a nice spot in Apple's lineup.
     
  15. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  16. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I agree with you. The price difference is huge when you consider just how little you give up going with the Xr.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 26, 2018 ---
    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 ;)
    --- Post Merged, Sep 26, 2018 ---
    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!
     
  17. Johnny Steps macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  18. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I’d rather keep my X than get the Xr. I’ve ordered the max though.
     
  19. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    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!
    --- Post Merged, Sep 26, 2018 ---
    And here's another video that helped sway me the Xr way:

     
  20. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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    To me, I feel as if the Xr will end up like that iPhone 'C' range.
     
  21. anaudiopro, Sep 26, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2018

    anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Meaning what? That it will flounder away?
     
  22. JPack macrumors 68040

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    The majority of consumers in the world pay outright for their mobile devices.
     
  23. anaudiopro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Agreed! I buy mine outright. I am not getting stuck in some ridiculous payment plan with my carrier.
     
  24. ivanwi11iams Contributor

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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.

     
  25. JPack macrumors 68040

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    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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