Survey Finds iPhone XR Remained Best-Selling iPhone Model Last Quarter in United States

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iPhone XR remained the best-selling iPhone model in the United States in the first quarter of 2019, as it was in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to a survey conducted by research firm CIRP and provided to MacRumors.


    The research firm found that the iPhone XR accounted for 38 percent of U.S. iPhone sales during the quarter, ahead of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max with a combined 21 percent of sales during the three-month period.

    If accurate, the data is rather unsurprising, as the iPhone XR has the lowest price of the three new iPhones that Apple released in late 2018. The colorful handset starts at $749, compared to $999 for the iPhone XS and $1,099 for the iPhone XS Max, with many reviews labeling it the "best iPhone for the money."

    Moreover, in January, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the iPhone XR was the most popular iPhone every day since it launched.


    CIRP co-founder Josh Lowitz:
    The usual caveats apply, including that Apple no longer discloses iPhone unit sales, nor has it ever provided a model-by-model breakdown of iPhone sales. CIRP bases its findings on a rather small survey of 500 customers.

    Article Link: Survey Finds iPhone XR Remained Best-Selling iPhone Model Last Quarter in United States
  2. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    One (if not, THE best) of Apple's best bang for buck iPhone ever, with the best battery life ever (imho)
  3. TonnyM macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2017
  4. Bin Cook macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2018
    Still £100 too expensive and FaceID is pretty rubbish compared to TouchID (not a comment on security but the reliability of access).

    And my XR is now falling apart around the camera housing despite being in a silicone case inside a shock sock since purchase in October and never dropped. And this is the replacement for the first which also had camera housing protruding from the case. Every poxy Phone I get has some persistent issue - I'm either the world's unluckiest Apple customer or most people accept any old crap production quality.
  5. 0947347 Suspended

    Aug 29, 2015
    Cheapest of the “notch” bunch?

    I don’t know a single person who owns XS or XS MAX. Nobody I know, could justify such an expensive purchase.
  6. DaveOP, Apr 24, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2019

    DaveOP macrumors 65816

    May 29, 2011
    Portland, OR
    It's an awesome phone. We have hundreds of them deployed, and business users LOVE the battery life. It's far more important in Enterprise than an OLED screen or more camera features. I have been pleasantly surprised by the feedback so far. Seems to please both the iPhone 8 size, and iPhone 8 Plus size users too.
  7. tedstoutpa59 macrumors newbie


    Jun 5, 2017
  8. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

    Adam Warlock

    Jun 22, 2016
    I don't understand the concept of sales figures being arrived at via surveys. May as well ask fortune tellers to pick winning lottery numbers.
  9. H3LL5P4WN macrumors 68020


    Jun 19, 2010
    Pittsburgh PA
    I'm still trying to push my parents to the XR, my dad in particular, with his 45+ years of electrical and general contracting "finger prints."
  10. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    The XR is a testament that the iPhone most people can afford today is a worse iPhone than previous models they could afford.
  11. az431, Apr 24, 2019
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 24, 2019

    az431 macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    Familiarizing yourself with statistical analysis would go a long way in clarifying your misunderstanding.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 24, 2019 ---
    The logical fallacy in your statement is that two bad phones in a row doesn't mean that all of them are manufactured poorly.
  12. EugW, Apr 24, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019

    EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    I don’t think it’s the “best bang for buck iPhone ever” by any stretch of the imagination. Yes it’s a decent phone but it’s really only the best bang for the buck for the 2018 models.

    The problem is that Apple’s flagship 2018 phones are horrendously priced. The XR is priced like how the flagship iPhones used to be priced.
  13. BenTrovato macrumors 68030


    Jun 29, 2012
    Agreed. Definitely not best ever, but best bang out of all the over priced offerings for 2018.
  14. Onexy macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2012
  15. EugW macrumors 603


    Jun 18, 2017
    Or perhaps, people have two hands. o_O
  16. unchecked macrumors regular

    Sep 5, 2008
    Not to forget it’s also one of the least innovative and not at the bleeding edge of technology. They just needed to get the basics like battery life right.
  17. nikusak macrumors regular

    Feb 11, 2014
    No wonder. Great value for money.

    Have the battery replaced after two or three years and you can use it for five years.

    In five years many buy two or three crap Android phones because they are ”cheaper”.
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Considering the XR actually shares almost identical features to the XS with wireless charging, true tone, stereo speakers, Face ID, the same A12 processor, so what ‘bleeding edge’ technology are you talking about that the consumer would care about that the other iPhone models has over the XR? (And I doubt it’s the OLED panel, 3D Touch and dual camera.)
  19. GoodWheaties macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2015
    It’s interesting to me that the the SE had a larger percentage of sales last spring than the XS does this spring. That’s........ interesting.
  20. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    Wow the XS this year has a lower percentage than the SE did last year. They're going to end up killing it and we'll only be stuck with giant iPhones forever. NOOOOO!!
  21. Geert76 macrumors 68000

    Feb 28, 2014
    the Netherlands
    You really think the average iPhone consumer wants "bleeding edge of technology"?
  22. audiophilosophy macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2017
    New Orleans
    I love my XR, and I think all the bad press it got last fall was essentially click bait. The three differences between the XR and XS are RAM, screen, and camera lenses. With all three, the vast majority of people won’t notice a difference in quality or performance with all three areas. Compare (in person, not on a specs sheet) an XR screen side by side with an XS. They’re basically identical. Same for the photo quality with the one exception of the XS having slightly better portrait mode photos.
  23. GrumpyMom macrumors G3


    Sep 11, 2014
    It’s funny but after carrying around the XS Max for a week, followed by a Pixel 3XL and a Samsung S10+, my Xr is my smaller pocket friendly phone. :p


    The flat display makes it easy to protect and I’ve got a thin but strong Caudabe case on it. It’s also proven quite sturdy on its own and so it is the only one of my 3 main phones I can still easily keep in a pocket. So that’s part of the reason why it has kept the job of being my main phone that’s always on me, even though I do prefer the features, flexibility, light weight and somewhat better cameras of my Android phones.

    I’ve found it to be well made and a good all -arounder.

    I look forward to upgrading to a dual lens version this year if they offer one. I hope they keep the same cheerful color palette and perhaps add a green one.
  24. powerboy123 macrumors newbie


    Nov 25, 2015
    Apple is finding out what the threshold cost people will pay for "features". $750 vs. $1100 for an Xs - that seems to be the point of pain for a LOT of buyers. For what you get vs. a Samsung model.. its not really a deal. But if Apple is what you want, you really don't have much choice- going back to 1985.
  25. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

    Adam Warlock

    Jun 22, 2016
    LMAO! I'm familiar with it enough to know that most self-proclaimed practitioners are--quite evidently given the results--even less familiar with it than I, and aren't very good at it as a consequence.

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