1. TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users. Ask a question and give support. Join the community here.
    TechSpot is dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users.
    Ask a question and give support.
    Join the community here, it only takes a minute.
    Dismiss Notice

Apple unveils the iPhone XR, a $749 budget smartphone

By Polycount · 31 replies
Sep 12, 2018
Post New Reply
  1. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,690   +380

    Corrected, thanks! I was watching the event live, and I could have swore Philip said it was IP68 - I evidently mixed that and the screen size up with the Xs. Apologies for the errors.
     
  2. naivete

    naivete TS Rookie

    Budget for the sucker. Peeps proclaimed themselves as a fanboy would buy anything that 'apple' shoved down their throat.
     
  3. Lounds

    Lounds TS Addict Posts: 184   +113

    The company that has 300 billion dollars in cash wants you to pay for their "budget" phone... get lost Apple.
     
  4. APTheHunter

    APTheHunter TS Rookie

    Just one more slight error, the post says that the (PRODUCT)RED colour name is a weird choice, but it actually refers to the (PRODUCT)RED line of red-coloured Apple products they used to sell that donated some money to the RED charity that helps fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.
     
    Polycount likes this.
  5. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 571   +297

    I think what the writer was getting at is that this is the "budget" model in the new line up. This phone is obviously the "iPhone 5C" of this generation. Lowest price point, cheaper screen, single lens rear camera, lower IP rating and tons of "5c-esque" color options. The XS & XS Maxx are the "real" iPhone's this generation.
     
  6. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,690   +380

    Aye, this is what I meant.

    Naturally, $750 isn't cheap, but it's the cheapest of the alternatives, thus Apple's "budget" alternative.
     
  7. Lew Zealand

    Lew Zealand TS Guru Posts: 582   +475

    Last I looked Apple sells a $449 iPhone, that's the "budget" alternative. No, still not what I would call cheap but that's a lot less than $749.

    But if people want to stir the pot with $749 being the budget option, then have fun with your Apple maligning.
     

Add your comment to this article

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...