It wouldn’t be good for some people’s image if they bought the iPhone XR and rocked it in public bc people will think they don’t have the money to buy the best. Anyone who wants to show out might be hesitant to buy XR for this reason. —————————————————————- EDIT: iPhones are ABSOLUTELY a status symbol in other countries. So please don’t say it’s not. In America no, but yes for many places. In fact, I had heard the gold color was aimed for Asia markets bc it’s considered good luck and symbol of wealth for many.