Is the iPhone XR Unfairly Maligned? (Premium)


It’s been the best-selling iPhone since it launched in October. But the iPhone XR is, for some reason, still tainted by a sense of failure.

That’s not necessarily a paradox. We have multiple reports proving that the iPhone XR has underperformed when compared to Apple’s expectations. And Apple has indeed cut the production of this handset to meet the new normal. But the iPhone XR isn’t alone: The iPhone XS and XS Max have also underperformed, and their production has likewise been cut too.

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