Apple downplays last week’s reports of iPhone XR’s production cuts

29 November 2018
One of Apple’s execs carefully worded how well the iPhone XR is supposedly selling.

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kiasunkiasi, 02 Dec 2018am speaking from my own experience as user of Symbian, iOS,... moreYou pay with your money or you pay with your privacy. Apple's price of entry here is the equivalent of ~365USD for a new SE, but then again, that SoC is the contemporary of a Snapdragon 835. The X I just bought cost me the equivalent of ~865USD. I do agree that flagship prices in general are getting out of hand, and Apple's new X-phones in particular have taken it to the extreme.

    Anonymous, 30 Nov 2018How nice of you to generalize all users. I have used andro... moream speaking from my own experience as user of Symbian, iOS, MeeGo and now Android
    I am not new to embrace change in OS
    seriously iOS is nice and has its own strength, but lately the way Apple price them is akin to milking their user as much as possible
    to me, their pricing prior to 6S still acceptable but now it's crazy... a mobile phone more expensive then a laptop? something is not right there... iPhone is not Vertu and did not use precious metal or jewelry in them

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      • 01 Dec 2018

      Anonymous, 30 Nov 2018How nice of you to generalize all users. I have used andro... moreYou are totally right m8 but still I will no buy an iPhone again till apple stop charging you like crazy. I mean, my last iPhone was the SE and I paid for it 400 pounds, there is no way I will pay a thousand or more for a phone. Customers make market not company.

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        • 30 Nov 2018

        kiasunkiasi, 30 Nov 2018actually it's not that hard to move out from iOS... those w... moreHow nice of you to generalize all users. I have used android since 2013, a 3 year dalliance with an iPhone 4 before that, and Windows Moble (both touch and non-touch flavors) prior to that. I'm strongly considering a move back to iOS (even have a new X beside me that I haven't quite committed to unwrapping) due to ever growing concerns about privacy under Android.

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          • 30 Nov 2018

          Kriegsherr, 30 Nov 2018Sure now a days android is unlike 2008 and much better as a... moreBoth sides have various problems. One function works better in Android, another in iOS. It all comes down to preference to minimize your frustrations (which aren't high). It's just that Android devices are quite cheaper (I mean.. You can buy 2 Galaxy S8s (or galaxy s8* and a console with few games) for 1 iPhone X). Price difference shouldn't be that high for preference-only differences.

          Apple also is about that ecosystem. One thing that it nailed is iMessage. Too bad that if I were to have iPhone, I wouldn't be able to use all of those features. Like sending SMS messages from my PC (or I would need to install 3rd party app the phone and PC, but on the other hand 'I paid so much for ecosystem, why would I not use it?'). But if I had android, I could send SMS messages from any type of computer that supports browser. So again. I buy 2x more costing phone and cannot use all of it's features if I do not have other Apple devices.

            Jon.SWE, 29 Nov 2018You may get updates for about 4 year for an iPhone, but the... more"You may get updates for about 4 year for an iPhone, but the last updates tend to make the phone quite a bit slower."

            Actually it was opposite with iOS12, it made all iOS devices faster.

              no such thing as carefully wx or not, say any nmw

                Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018I buy a phone for my self for the use of it and not as a je... moreSure now a days android is unlike 2008 and much better as a mobile OS. But iphone is simply just working. for example auto display brightness. In iphone it works much better than androids. Yeah sure i haven't tried all the androids but so far I have seen its not really functional. Another one is the display orientation. The orientation transition is not smooth in androids. Most of the time the display doesn't orientate. These are really small things but will be very painful to deal with.
                My wife has a htc u ultra and another friend has a S8. Both suffers from same problem.
                So either android hasn't catch up with the ios till now or the phone makers are making bad products. So iphone is better in some way. If you look at value for money that's another discussion.

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                  • 30 Nov 2018

                  Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018Meego and then sailfish invented swipe. As any other thin... moreLOL sure, sure, whatever you say bruh, point is, Android copies too and Apple did introduce their swipe gestures before Android.

                  Answer me then, why would Android 9.0 have ALMOST IDENTICAL swipe functions JUST when iOS 12 had it on their iPhone X? What's wrong with the current setup? Why introduce it just right after Apple has, when it's been around for so long eh?

                  Great job moving the goalpost too. Are we talking about the first computer? We talking about who introduced the menu swipe gestures in 2018, focus kid, focus.

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                    • 30 Nov 2018

                    Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018What does benchmarking have to do with real life? And what... moreYa Ya Ya... likewise Android copied just as much as iOS from everyone else too; menu swipe gestures included.

                    How about the notch which nearly every android OEM is inspired by? It's clearly fugly from Apple, yet the OEMs from android camp copied it still?

                    If benchmarks have nothing to do with real life, then you shouldn't be able to tell the difference between iOS and Android either. So tell your beloved fandroids to stop thinking it's any faster.

                    you wanna bash Apple for being overpriced and under spec, or having a limited OS, go ahead. Its 100% true, even diehard Apple fanboys will agree.

                    Just stop with these nonsense lies and completely bogus arguments you fandroids conjure up just to justify how great Android is.

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                      • 30 Nov 2018

                      Its a joke ofcourse. If he said it didnt sell very well, it would drop even more.

                        Nzi97, 29 Nov 2018Well as long as apple still the sole iOS and macOS platform... moreactually it's not that hard to move out from iOS... those who thought to move out but remained are just plain lazy and fear of changes
                        fact is, both camps have majority of usual daily app that we all are using

                          Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018Oh. Ok. U don’t know what sheep means. Cool. Or donkey fo... moresays somebody who hide behind anonymous

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                            • 30 Nov 2018

                            You say "steady decline in iPhones sales", while in fact the actual news suggests sales are less than anticipated.

                            Meanwhile actual numbers:
                            https://www.statista.com/statistics/276306/global-apple-iphone-sales-since-fiscal-year-2007/

                            apart from a blip in 2015, healthy GROWTH

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                              • 29 Nov 2018

                              Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018Better than buy Android phones that doesn’t has value and d... moreu son clearly need to come out of 2008 .. lol.
                              And clearly need to improve your knowledge on modible OS, brands, phones .. Keep reading more . u will get there !!

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                                • 29 Nov 2018

                                Dear Apple ... No numbers means no hit. Its a flop .. if u say that its so successful then dare to release the sales numbers ... selling 100 XR over 50 XS and 25 XS max . sure makes it more popular device but that number makes huge difference when initial expectation of sales was about 200. So if you sold 20 million XRs when initially expected to sell about 50 million and you are still saying its most popular device .. its just BS ... change your strategy ..its not 2007 anymore to just brainwash people.

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                                  • 29 Nov 2018

                                  Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018Better than buy Android phones that doesn’t has value and d... moreI buy a phone for my self for the use of it and not as a jewelry that apple products are.
                                  There is nothing in apple products to justify the price they have. They cant even make there own IOS operation system to run flawlessly with there own devices. All the news about security of there devices lately and after there new model release every year they have problems on problems. So you fanboy can buy your jewelry but dont brag about it and say it's better then 1000 different models that run on Android.

                                  Why i say 1000 is cause you can take in older phones too as there are lots of phones that use SD820 and 835. These are still good for everything. They might not get official updates but you can mostly root some android on them that will get updates too. If thats something you cant live without.

                                  Premium feel you can get under 200 euro too cause even in there are phones that have that so called glass backs that make you feel that it's expensive but in other words it's just a transparent plastic on everything even on these flagship phones.

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                                    • 29 Nov 2018

                                    Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018hey i'm just stating facts, Apple did introduced their swip... moreMeego and then sailfish invented swipe.
                                    As any other thing that you guys think apple invented it ... Wrong. They copied it and just well marketed it and presented as their own.
                                    From the biggining - first computer OS - Alto by Xerox, wich Jobs get his inspiratiin after visiting Palo Alto Research Center, .... Til the newly face id, swipe, notch etc. All of them have been done by others much nefore Apple.

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                                      • 29 Nov 2018

                                      Anonymous, 29 Nov 2018Android copied the menu swipe gestures (but but but Palm OS... moreWhat does benchmarking have to do with real life?
                                      And what's your point. At that rate ios copied way more hardware and software things from Android and others. Heck even the command center existed in the first release of Android lol.

                                        The cheapest model has been the one selling more? How is that reassuring any investors? Apple has always been about price per unit.