iPhone XR Stop me from ordering....

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  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    secretly, I want my kid to have an Xr. He had some phones I need to sell bc I said I was going to before he got another phone. I really want an Xr because it is colorful. His school phone is a 6s which is probably what he should carry but it has a flaw on the screen and though the battery was just replaced, it still doesn’t have amazing battery life. He hasn’t asked for a better phone...he has a 7 plus and an se I need to sell. He has a X that he keeps at home that was his Xmas present and he uses it on Wifi. Tell me not to get him an Xr. He can’t activate his X bc it is on Att and his line is with Verizon right now.
     
  2. Packers1958 macrumors 65816

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    You're his parent. It's not for us to tell you what to do. Do what you feel is right.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know he doesn’t need it! But I want it!
     
  4. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000

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    Not that my opinion maters but, I’d sell the 6s, SE and X. Have him use the 7+ and get the Xr..
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It’s your prerogative as a parent to decide which phone your child has (Not necessarily the opinion of others) based on what uses and is it absolutely necessary to have the XR if other iPhone models execute the same task/capabilities.
     
  6. New_Mac_Smell macrumors 68000

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    So there's a 6s, an SE, a 7 Plus, and an X, and he wants a better phone?

    Something tells me he'll always want a better phone so long as you keep this up, but good luck with the parenting!

    Seriously just buy yourself an XR, sounds like you need to justify this to your child more than yourself, ask him politely and he might allow you to treat yourself for Christmas.
     
  7. rmoliv macrumors 6502a

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    In fact you want to buy it for you. Your kid is just an excuse.
     
  8. NorthSeaBeach, Oct 16, 2018
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    You didn’t tell the age of your kid.
    Teach him/her that money doesn’t grow on trees. Giving expensive things where cheaper alternatives that work just as well are already there, bought and paid for, is setting a bad example imo. If you continue on that road, your kid will get the message that things will come at no cost. That makes him/her vulnerable later in life. But that’s just my opinion as a parent.
     
  9. Brandonjr36 macrumors 68000

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    Get the X unlocked and just use it on his plan.
     
  10. NJHitmen macrumors regular

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    Don’t get him a XR.
     
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    Cancel all charge cards. Donate all savings and checking funds to hurricane relief.

    Problem solved, no money = no phone. :D
     
  13. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No. I said he hasn’t asked at all. He’s happy with what he has. I said I want to buy it.
     
  14. alFR macrumors 68020

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    Then what has what phones he has / is using got to do with it if the XR is going to be for you?
     
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    lol so that TS can say i bought it for my son
     
  17. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Who would I tell that too?? I’m a tech loving mom who just wants to play with the phone. I’m not one for bragging. Lol.
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    That’s true. I could pay off the X.... but that isn’t as colorful as the Xr. But more practical. Hmmm....
     
  18. concernedone macrumors 6502

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    Really?????
    If I had a kid, he or she would have the 7 plus and that's it. Period. No nonsense about getting them xr when there’s already an x. I hope you are not trolling. Lmao. He is your kid not the other way around.
     
  19. concernedone macrumors 6502

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    You need to tell your son to sell those damn phones himself. Damn. Kids these days.
    No more phones. Use the 7 plus. If he wants another one tell him to buy it himself with his own money.
     
  20. xrussx macrumors member

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    Just unlock the X and sell the others. No need to buy another phone.
     
  21. tl01, Oct 16, 2018
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    tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    He hasn’t asked for a new phone. The others were gifts. Good grief. It is my desire to have the phone even though I have no need for it.
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    I told him yesterday I would sell the older phones and he was totally fine with that. He keeps telling me to do this. My own busyness is why the phones are not sold. My responsibility. I am not sending him out to sell the phones on his own. That wouldn’t be appropriate at his age.
     
  22. 19SK91, Oct 16, 2018
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    Then what do you want from us? You have the desire to have the phone but want someone to tell you not to buy it. Do what you want, it's your money.

    Edit: and if it's not appropriate to sell the phones himself at his age then in my opinion it's not appropriate to have multiple iPhones.
     
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    Why don’t you sell the 6s, 7, se and the X and buy him an XR. You’ll still come out on top.
     
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