Other What is the R in xr?

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  1. Appl3FTW, Sep 16, 2018
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    I’m confused... why didn’t they name XC? I know marketing it isn’t logical to name it after a less than stellar nominer but still...

    R for Regular?

    I’m almost inclined to say it should’ve been called... XB, B for basic. Or XP, P for peasant.

    Lmao
     
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  3. Tb87Bln macrumors newbie

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    or reduced? ;) I have no idea...
    but I am curious as well if any one has an idea...
     
  4. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    Have you learned nothing from 2013’s ill fated iPhone 5C?

    But yeah, I call the XR...regular.
     
  5. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    I like to think they named it that since it's less advanced than the XS, and R comes before S in the alphabet. The S is the next step after the R.
     
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  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Right... but by all means it wasn’t a bad phone and wasn’t really a “flop”

    Reduced lols
     
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    Reused as they are reusing all the old parts of the last gen iPhones to make a "New" iphone.
     
  9. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    That’s a lil bit of a stretch bruh lol R before S?
     
  10. fitcious macrumors member

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    Reachability - for ‘reaching to all people’ with this lower priced iPhone
     
  11. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Uhm it’s liquid retina... so shouldn’t it be XLR with ur logic?
    --- Post Merged, Sep 16, 2018 ---
    Lol i would say no to this one... lol
     
  12. Tb87Bln macrumors newbie

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    I was thinking about that one as well actually... :D lol
     
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    This.
     
  14. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    R is literally the letter before S. Things that come before something else usually aren't as advanced as the next thing. iPhone 8 was the next step, the more advanced product after iPhone 7. iPhone XS is the next step, the more advanced product after XR.
     
  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Uhm no lol...
     
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    This is Apple we’re taking about..,you want logic?:confused:
     
  17. bambooshots macrumors 65816

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    That's actually not a bad theory.
     
  18. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    They screwed up royally calling X as “ten” last year. It should’ve been iPhone X as X the alphabet and not the numeral. That’s because it’s a special 10th anniversary edition so it can have it’s own name. Hell I call mines X. Then this year is right, XS and XS Max are good follow up iterations.... now that I think about it XR makes sense because it’s actually the same edge to edge so I guess it deserves the X name. But what happen next year with the redesigned phone?
     
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    The R stands for Roman numerals so we know how to pronounce the X properly
     
  20. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Maybe it's reasonable, cuz I'm thinking that price is the closest to any kind of reason.
     
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  22. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 603

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    Lol wut
     
  23. Squeak825 macrumors regular

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    But it uses the same parts as the Xs: A12 processor, same camera (only one of them), etc. Other than the screen, it is effectively the same hardware (and even the screen is brand new).
     
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    Part of me wonders if they plan a smaller XC later (~5.1”, so smaller than a X but larger than the SE) so they reserved the name.
     

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