Which New iPhone Should You Get? I Say Wait For The iPhone XR

On Friday pre-orders for two of the three new iPhones began. And early indications have the iPhone XS Max being the clear favorite of those who are pre-ordering. But is that the iPhone that you should go for? I say no. Your best bet might be to wait for the iPhone XR as I think that’s the best value for money. Here’s why I feel that way:

  1. It has most of the features of the other iPhones: While it uses an LCD display (or as Apple calls it a Liquid Retina display) rather than an OLED display, and the back camera is a single lens camera rather than a dual lens camera (but the all the cameras work exactly the same way with the same feature set), and it maxes out at 256GB of storage (the iPhone XS and XS Max top out at 512GB), the insides are pretty much the same. Which means that the power and speed that is on tap is similar or the same as well. Which means that you are not giving up anything much by going with the XR.
  2. The LCD display (or as Apple calls it a Liquid Retina display) is larger than the iPhone XS at 6.1″ while at the same time it is physically smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus by a wee bit.
  3. It has better battery life than the iPhone XS and it might be competitive with the iPhone XS Max as well.
  4. You get more color choices with the iPhone XR so that you can express your individuality.
  5. The thing that tops it all off is the fact that the iPhone XR is cheaper than the XS or XS Max. That makes it much better value for money. Which Apple would prefer that you didn’t notice.

All of that makes the iPhone XR the iPhone to get. So unless you really want an OLED display or a 6.5″ display, you should wait until mid October to get your hands on an iPhone XR.

Do you agree with me, or do you think that I have this completely wrong? Please leave a comment and share your thoughts.


4 Responses to “Which New iPhone Should You Get? I Say Wait For The iPhone XR”

  1. […] from going to the iPhone XS or XS Max is the iPhone XR which may offer better value for some for these reasons.  But let me be clear. Apple has come out with a killer smartphone. Sure it’s insanely […]

  2. […] to my wife, it costs more than my monthly mortgage payment. Even the XR is insanely expensive despite being the best value for iPhone users who want a new iDevice. Pricing phones at those lofty levels is a risk and you had to figure that […]

  3. […] the new iPhones came out, I argued that the iPhone XR was the best value of all the three new iPhones. But something that people keep telling me is that I should not […]

  4. […] cheap. It starts at $1029 CDN for 64GB, $1099 CDN for 128GB, and $1239 CDN for 256GB. I’ve argued in the past that this is the best value in an iPhone and my wife agrees. It has a great mix of features at something approaching anything that could be […]

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