When Apple announced the iPhone XR, we were a bit skeptical. After all, the handset reminded us of the iPhone 5c which was kind of a flop, so it felt like Apple was headed that way again. However, we were proven wrong as all the data seemed to suggest that the phone was actually doing rather well.
With the flop that was the iPhone 5c, many understandably were not optimistic about the launch of the iPhone XR, which seemed to follow the same blueprint as the iPhone 5c. However, many were proven wrong when it was discovered that the iPhone XR actually accounted for the bulk of iPhone sales back in 2018.
A couple of years ago, Apple got into hot water when it was discovered that the company was secretly throttling the processors on its iPhones. The company claimed that this was done to help manage the performance on older devices, where due to degrading batteries, it would result in unexpected shutdowns, which is why they introduced processor throttling.
These days, our smartphone prices are getting more and more expensive to the point where mid-range handsets are starting to look like pretty good alternatives. This could be the reason why Apple’s iPhone XR is doing so well, because even though at a starting price of $749 isn’t exactly cheap, it is still several hundred dollars cheaper than the iPhone XS and XS Max models.
To be honest, we have to say that we are more excited for the iPhone XR’s successor over the iPhone XS and XS Max’s successors. Now thanks to alleged benchmarks, it seems that we are getting an idea of how well the iPhone XR 2 will be performing, although judging from what we can see, it doesn’t seem like that big of an upgrade.
Apple’s lower-cost iPhones like the iPhone 5c and the iPhone SE weren’t exactly the best-selling iPhones around. Instead, that honor went to Apple’s higher-end iPhones, but that seems to be shifting with the iPhone XR in which according to the latest data from CIRP, it has been revealed that the iPhone XR was the best-selling iPhone in the US for Q3 2019.
The iPhone XR appears to have received a lot of love in the United States. The latest data from Kantar World Panel reveals that it was the best selling smartphone in the country over the second quarter, accounting for 7.8 percent of the market. The top three best selling smartphones in the country last quarter were actually iPhones, the data shows.
If you were looking forward to seeing what Apple will come up with for the successor to last year’s iPhone XS and XS Max, we reckon that the iPhone XR 2 could actually prove to be a more interesting phone to anticipate. This is because according to a report out of Korea, the iPhone XR 2 could have the biggest battery in iPhone history.
According to a recent report, Apple is said to be introducing new color options to the iPhone XR 2 later this year. These new colors are rumored to come in Green and Lavender and are also rumored to be replacing two existing color options, which are Coral and Blue. Now thanks to a tweet by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, we have an idea of what those colors might look like.
While the iPhone XR might not be made of the same premium materials as the iPhone XS and XS Max, one of the ways that it distinguishes itself is through the use of colors, where they are offered in more colorful options compared to the other iPhones. If this a feature that you can appreciate, then the next-gen iPhone XR could be of interest to you.
Apple’s iPhones have never really been known for their battery life, but it seems that has changed somewhat with the iPhone XR with Apple claiming that the iPhone XR has the longest battery life of any iPhone ever. So much so that they have put out an ad for it that boasts the battery life of the handset.
According to the rumors, Apple could potentially announce the successor to the iPhone XR later this year where based on the reports, it has been suggested that it could sport a dual camera design. Now thanks to a series of renders and a video created by @OnLeaks for Pricebaba, we might have an idea of what to expect.
Apple’s iPhone XR is essentially a compromised version of the iPhone XS and XS Max, where it lacks certain hardware features such as an OLED screen and also the dual camera setup. However, despite those “limitations”, the iPhone XR has actually done pretty well for itself where it actually dominated iPhone sales in the US.
While the iPhone XR might not necessarily be the most hyped smartphone, it does represent one of the more affordable iPhones in Apple’s lineup. For the most part, it features almost identical specs as the iPhone XS and XS Max, save for a couple of differences in the display and camera.