Apple announced the trio of new iPhones on Wednesday, and I’ve been asked by several readers and close friends “Which iPhone do I get?” Or “Is the iPhone XS really worth $250 more than the iPhone XR?”
After some deliberation, I’ve decided the iPhone XR is the most reasonable answer. Let me explain.
Looking through Apple’s device comparison site, it’s easily apparent these two devices are nearly identical. The iPhone XR and iPhone XS use the same processor, the A12 Bionic, feature the same Neural Engine, and use Face ID for unlocking the phone and purchases.
The XR has a water resistance rating of IP67, with an IP68 rating for the iPhone XS. That translates into a difference of surviving being submerged at a depth of 1 meter for the…