Last week, Apple officially released the 2018 iPhone line, including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. In a way, the iPhone XR is a cheap version of the iPhone XS. Apple's approach also reminds us of the previous iPhone 5c.
The iPhone 5c offers a multi-coloured plastic body that is the first time Apple has tried to offer users a unique iPhone experience with a price cut. Many people think that the iPhone 5c is a failed attempt, and Apple will not make similar moves.
After the release of the iPhone XR, which also offers a variety of color schemes, it also raised a question: Is the iPhone XR a new iPhone 5c? For me, it's not because iPhone XR brings us more.
The iPhone XR is a brand new model with the following configuration:6.1 Liquid Retina HD Display64/128/256GB storage optionsA12 biomimetic chipIP67 dustproof and waterproof grade12 megapixel wide-angle cameraFace IDHaptic touch
The price of this iPhone XR is significantly lower than that of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, because there are still some differences between it and the iPhone XS series. For example, the iPhone XR is equipped with an LCD screen, while the iPhone XS uses an OLED screen. The former is equipped with 1200. The megapixel wide-angle camera, while the latter has a 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto dual camera. In addition, iPhone XR does not support 3D Touch.
What makes the iPhone XR more optimistic than the iPhone 5c?
In my opinion, iPhone XR is a big step for Apple in the launch of the new machine. The iPhone XR outperforms the iPhone 5c, at least for the lower-priced iPhone models. First, the iPhone XR looks taller than the iPhone 5c, and the iPhone XR's aluminum frame and glass back cover are much more "cute" than the iPhone 5c's polycarbonate case.
Second, the iPhone XR uses the same new A12 biochip as the iPhone XR. For comparison, the iPhone 5c uses the A6 chip, which was previously used on the iPhone 5. In other words, users who choose iPhone XR can get the latest chip technology, not the A11 used by iPhone X last year.
Third, although the iPhone XR is cheaper than the iPhone XS series, it is still very competitive in the smartphone market. But when the iPhone 5c was released, many users ignored the phone for two reasons. First, users can spend more than $100 to buy iPhone 5s for better quality and features. Second, there are many other brands on the market that are cheaper than the iPhone 5c and have similar features.
Unfortunately, the iPhone XR's scheduled time was postponed to October 19th because the phone's Liquid Retina display encountered some problems with the supply and software. Despite this, analyst Guo Minghao is still very optimistic about the iPhone XR, which he believes will account for half of the total iPhone shipments in 2018.