Reported Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed on the early sale of Apple's new products and sees a huge demand for the iPhone XS Max compared to the iPhone XS, with Apple Series 4 demand so high that the delivery restrictions can expand unless Apple puts more on the market mechanics.
In a note seen through AppleInsider TF Securities & # 39; Ming-Chi Kuo sees the demand for the iPhone XS Max versus the iPhone XS between three and four times. Moreover, gold and space-gray apparently sell better than the silver color.
Kuo also believes that the predicted softness in China will not come true because of the high prices, because the demand keeps the number of shipments high. Worldwide, the 256GB model of the iPhone XS Max is reportedly the most popular, with the 512GB model suffering from a "serious shortage" due to low NAND flash power.
Even given the success of the iPhone XS, Kuo expects the iPhone XR to push growth well beyond the launch quarters, and into calendar year 2019. In addition, molded LCD screens, presumably the component that forced a commencement of sales in October, should be marked improvement in deliveries in October.
In general, Kuo expects Apple to sell between 75 million and 80 million iPhones during the launch period. In addition, the mix of iPhone sales, even including the cheaper iPhone XR, can raise the average sales price higher than the market forecast of between $ 750 and $ 770 per unit, leading to a record quarter.
As a result of channel checks, Kuo expects that by the end of the year 19.5 million Apple's will have been shipped, an increase of 18 million. The Kuo report seems to be in contradiction with a report published earlier on Monday, claiming that the iPhone's sales were "weak", including channel checks.
Apple announced all three products at the event & # 39; Collect around & # 39 ;, on September 12th. The iPhone XS Max has a 6.5-inch edge-to-edge OLED screen, with the iPhone XS holding on to the 5.8-inch OLED screen in the iPhone X from 2017. Both have improvements in the camera versus the iPhone X in hardware, where the A12 Bionic in the newer models adds a series of functions to the image processing.
The iPhone XR retains many of the design elements, notably the notch, while technologies such as Face ID and the full screen are used with a less expensive LCD screen.