Apple started preordering both iPhone XS series models on Friday. An analyst says that the sale of these new models is not as strong as iPhone X's first weekend.
More affordable interest in the iPhone XR seems to cut demand for Apple's new flagship smartphone.
"We believe iPhone XS and iPhone XS pre-orders are weak compared to iPhone X pre-orders, last year it was about 12 million times in the first 3 days, delivery time was 3 to 5 weeks," said Jun Writing this morning, Mr. Zhang, an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities sent a note for investors. He says that people ordered about 10 million XS devices on a long weekend.
In the morning of Kim, it may be a bit difficult to harmonize Zhang's comments with a report that Apple sold some iPhone XS Max versions in a matter of minutes. It shows that the demand is exceeding Apple's current supply just by exhausting the unit. If that supply is not a big deal, there is no huge demand to exhaust it.
In the future, Mr. Zhang predicted that Apple will produce 35 million to 36 million iPhone XS devices by the end of this year, compared to the 36 iPhone X units produced in 2017.
The iPhone XR may be a bigger star
Rival KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Ming – Chi Kuo sent his notes to investors, predicting that the future iPhone XR can easily sell two XS models. He said that the cheap XR model will be from 55 percent to 60 percent Apple iPhone order for the remainder of the year, but the two expensive XS handsets will be between 35 percent and 45 percent.
The screen size of XR is 6.1 inches and it is larger than 5.8 inches of iPhone XS. And it is less than $ 250. Still, there are speed reduction of processors, reduction of RAM, installation of monocular camera, and so on.
iPhone XR is not suitable for pre-orders until next month.