Apple unveils the iPhone XR, a $749 budget smartphone

Polycount

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There are multiple mistakes here:

At 6.1”, it has a bigger screen than the iPhone Xs (and by extension the iPhone X), not smaller as stated here.

It’s is IP67 rated, not IP68 as stated here.

Source: Apple website
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.
 

naivete

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

Lounds

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

APTheHunter

TS Rookie
There are multiple mistakes here:

At 6.1”, it has a bigger screen than the iPhone Xs (and by extension the iPhone X), not smaller as stated here.

It’s is IP67 rated, not IP68 as stated here.

Source: Apple website
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.
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.
 
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Teko03

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Garbage title. It's not a budget phone and it isn't positioned as one. It is cheaper than the previous iPhone 8 Plus while increasing screen size, and upgrading the screen, camera, SoC, and battery. It's a flagship by the specs, it's just that Apple also has a higher-end series that is their actual flagship. Calling it budget is just begging the Apple-hating trolls to come out (and contribute nothing to the conversation). If they marketed it as a budget phone, then by all means, let's make fun of Apple, but they continue to sell the iPhone 7 and 8 series to fill the lower price points.
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.
 

Polycount

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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.
Aye, this is what I meant.

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