It’s as if those days when people would queue two days before the actual sales dates for Apple‘s products is long gone. As it is with the iPhone XR which was launched 2 days ago 25th of October 2018 and almost all of the official Apple shops are empty.
Even though the iPhone XR is said to be the best iPhone yet in 2018, it’s as if Apple fans just stick with their iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max or probably switching to Android devices altogether.
Aside being the “best” iPhone yet, Apple even did cut couple of bucks off the device’s original price and then adds more color to make variation easier and possible but still nobody pays any attention to this.
This is like Apple’s first time seeing nobody during it’s product sales day unlike the previous month for the iPhone XS which witnessed loads of people stretching way far outside the buildings. In Sydney, Australia for example, people only came to the Apple store to pick up their pre-orders not necessarily coming to make purchases.
We all know how loyal Apple fans are especially during times like this when they would queue way long to “honor” purchase whatever it is that Apple has to offer them.
While the device is supposed to call out lots of people especially journalists to unbox the device and recommend it to their fans or whatever, they all seems to stick up with the other iPhones. The new iPhone XR isn’t probably going to pull in any crowd as it should because it’s not probably a big bang while it’s supposed to be a big bang.
And while the iPhone XS launch saw buyers ponying up for premium features including the Super Retina display and dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, the. It’s cheaper, bigger and still offer the same premium look and feel with other performances like fast CPU, Face ID and even wireless charging but with a single camera.
The iPhone XR might have to take a long queue itself behind the iPhone XS and XS Max which both have their prices starting from $1,000 which isn’t a small price at all for those looking for something good enough and handy. That isn’t to conclude that the iPhone XR isn’t good enough but nearly all company makes a smaller end device that can be of budget friendly to their customers just in case they want something of that caliber and the truth is the lesser the price, the lesser the features to be counted.
The iPhone XR for example would be a great replacement for those looking to replace their old iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus Though never for the iPhone X. According to CNET, the first person to ever enter the Sydney store is a 23 year old Rosa Van De Pol who was getting the black iPhone XR for her husband “mainly because of the price point” according to her.
“I think it was a good option, compared to the other phones that came out,” she said. “The whole phone is the screen, so that’s great.” she added. But van de Pol admitted that considering the lack of queue, getting down to the store half-an-hour early “was a bit of overkill.”
But in other places like London, there was nearly no queue at all as the Apple store was just filled with the device but no one was actually coming to really get one for themselves or family member.
Again, in New York, Mark Guliaiev a 20 year old man was the first on the line to get the iPhone XR and he was also the first on the line last September when the the iPhone XS and XS Max was launched to the general public.
“There was no people whatsoever. It was the least crowded day ever,” he said. “I’m buying it for my parents, but if they don’t like it, I’ll just return it. I’m getting it for fun. I just want to be number one, simple as that.”
In other locations around the world like Mumbai, Johannesburg, Seoul, Hong Kong, the iPhone XR doesn’t seems to be doing so well on the global tech market altogether.
Although we’re unsure how many people have already made any order as of now or how many people are going to eventually adopt one of the device, the fact still remains that Apple fan seems not to be favoring it over the iPhone XS and XS Max.