according to my girlfriend, the iPhone Xr is just an iPhone 5c.
My girlfriend is due for an upgrade from her 7plus and wants a Max. Based on how she uses her phone, ( she doesn’t play games, she doesn’t watch any video content outside of instagram, rarely uses the camera app as she takes all her pictures in snapchat and then saves them to the camera roll) I thought I’d sell her on the Xr in order to save her a few hundred dollars.
First of all, and honestly this made the pitch so much more exciting for me, she had NO IDEA what the Xr was. I had to explain to her that apple introduced three new iPhones at their event instead of just the Xs and Xs Max. Ok so now she knows that the Xr exists. Next, I asked her two qualifying questions. The first question I asked her was if she liked the screen quality on her 7 plus. She said yes. I asked her if it looked any different than mine (max) and she said no not really. We both have the all black wallpapers btw. Then I asked if she’d ever pressed the “1x” on her camera to zoom in. She said not really. I proceeded to tell her that the only “advantages” of the max were the second lense and the screen quality. She was very much entertaing the idea of the Xr. And then I brought up the colors.
As soon as I brought up the wonderful selection of colors, I was pulled. The pitch was over. It really surprised me too because I thought the color choice would excite her. Nope. She immediately brought up the 5c and its inferiority to the 5s. I hadn’t even brought up the fact that it was almost $400 cheaper before she deemed it “cheap.” She didn’t care about the money she’d save. She only cared about perception.
My girlfriend is not tech savvy, doesn’t care about specs, and doesn’t even know what benchmarks are. She’s just the type of person I thought the Xr was for. If her feelings are any indication however, the Xr wil just be another 5c. whatever that means.