14 minutes agoThere’s absolutely no need for a 1080p panel on such a small phone. The resolution it has is just… moreit would be nice if it had a 1080p LCD screen. I mean. iphone 6s, 7/8 plus has 1080p and its 5.5 inches, while XR and 11 have 1792×828 resolution. and it’s bigger than that. but with their 326ppi so-called “liquid retina” technology, you won’t notice pixelation unless you get closer to the screen.
44 minutes agoLong overdue change. The chunky chin and forehead design of the iPhone 8 was really outdated. We…MoreWell, I hope below $500 they will increase the price for sure.
you must be in pain, 11 minutes agoMeanwhile, Android phone makers are renaming 1 trillion devicesNot all of them though. These are mainly Xiaomi with sub-brands and the BBK group with all its sub-brands which are constantly renamed among their sub-brands. I don’t exactly remember Samsung doing that either. Maybe some of their cheaper models like F and M series which are mainly for developing countries.
I mean, finally.
Ayy Lmao, 53 minutes agoInternal rebranding…makes me wonder how many other stock iphones there are out there… moreMeanwhile, Android phone makers are renaming 1 trillion devices
dbjungle, 26 minutes agoMy girlfriend has the XR and I had it as a work phone with my old employer. IMO the screen and… moreThere’s absolutely no need for a 1080p panel on such a small phone. The resolution it has is just the sweet spot for having nice smooth graphics, but still quite crisp while being easy on the battery and chipset. The display is excellent imo. Great viewing angles, great blacks for LCD, can get super dark and also quite bright (it’s larger than OLED on the XS models!), resulting in a very good contrast ratio.
Saitama, 30 minutes agoThat’s not cool, at least they can give it a little notch, like the 13 series.Either they still have those parts or the XR is still in production somewhere, so it’s easier and more economical to reuse everything. iPhone users and tech reviewers will eat it, so that’s all that matters. Getting a 4 year old iPhone with a new SoC for $430 seems like a bargain compared to a new iPhone with the same SoC for $800+ if you really like iOS I guess. It all comes down to how important iOS is to individual consumers.
Saitama, 30 minutes agoThat’s not cool, at least they can give it a little notch, like the 13 series.don’t think they will do that
why would Cook spend the money to get a new screen with a narrower/smaller notch when he can just use the old stock in the warehouse?
Saitama, 30 minutes agoThat’s not cool, at least they can give it a little notch, like the 13 series.How people still don’t understand the point of SE models. If you change the design, you will increase the costs. The whole point of SE using an older, proven design is to save cost. The denser chipset and RAM chips don’t require much redesign, if any, just solder these components to existing board designs. Changing notches would mean using an entirely different display panel, different smaller sensors, maybe even a chassis to accommodate the tighter sensors, changes that just don’t make sense and would only increase the costs.
44 minutes agoLong overdue change. The chunky chin and forehead design of the iPhone 8 was really outdated. We…MoreMy girlfriend has the XR and I had it as a work phone with my old employer. IMO, the screen and camera are subpar, but definitely usable. I just think the screen-to-body ratio on the XR isn’t that great. The XR is a pretty big phone with a 6.1-inch display running at 1080p. If they scaled down the body or went to 1080p, it would make a big difference in the experience. Otherwise, it’s hard for me to see why it would be worth buying over an iPhone 12, 13 or 14. There’s something to be said for buying the cheapest iPhone, but I think it’s more important to get better value for money.
Ayy Lmao, 53 minutes agoInternal rebranding…makes me wonder how many other stock iphones there are out there… moreRebranding is taking the exact same device with NO modifications, giving it a different name and reselling it. The iPhone SE models are a bit different creatures as they are not the same as the iPhone they are based on from the past. Chassis and most features yes, but they still added the latest chipset and more RAM in addition to the new iOS. It looks more like an older design with refreshed components, which isn’t what I would call a rebrand. Rebranding occurs when Xiaomi sells the same Redmi devices as Poco without any hardware modifications. Just different colors don’t quite warrant a “change”.
That’s not cool, at least they can give it a little notch, like the 13 series.
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The perfect SE4 option would be an iPhone mini case with side-mounted Touch ID instead of Face ID… but that’s not going to happen. Apple will fail with this XR as the 14Plus does. I think one of the reasons for choosing an SE is compactness, assuming it’s used for standard tasks and not dedicated to gaming or video consumption. My 2c is that it won’t arrive until spring 2024 and therefore probably with A16 and underclocked usb-c.
Long overdue change. The chunky chin and forehead design of the iPhone 8 was really outdated. We already thought the iPhone SE 2022 would have XR’s design, but that’s not the case. I think this XR will be a big change for the better. I still have it and even with the old A12 I have great smooth performance and get very good SOT with only 3000mAh battery. Compared to the 2000 mAh of the SE 2022, this will be a huge upgrade. Also, the display is excellent. Some people have a problem with it being only 60hz LCD with “only” 840p, but it really is a great LCD. It’s going to be a huge overall upgrade. My only concern is the price. I suspect Apple will raise the price of the new SE model even further because XR is so much better designed overall. And frankly, I don’t think many people will buy into it because of this price hike, unless you really want the iOS ecosystem at the lowest possible cost.
this makes me wonder how many other stock iphones are waiting to be rebranded