iPhone XR demand to remain strong in 2019; Kuo raises sales estimates
by Joshua Swingle / Oct 15, 2018, 1:26 PM
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Prior to and following Apple’s September event, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has been forecasting iPhone shipments of between 75 and 80 million units for the quarter ending December 31, with the iPhone XR expected to be the main driving force behind this. In an investor note released today, though, Kuo has revised his estimates.
In light of even stronger demand for the iPhone XR, the reputable analyst has raised his forecasts to a whopping 83 million units for this current quarter. Reportedly, the iPhone XR’s all-screen design, improved battery life, and its wide range of colors will all contribute to higher sales and should ultimately surpass the figures achieved by last year’s iPhone 8.
Moving into the new year, the iPhone 8 experienced a sales drop-off of around 50% following the holiday season. But when it comes to the iPhone XR, Kuo is forecasting a drop of just 30%, which is also better than the typical industry decline of 40%. Ultimately, this should help contribute significantly towards iPhone shipments of 60 million during the quarter ending March 31, 2019. After all, over half of all sales are expected to come from the iPhone XR, while the iPhone XS devices will contribute just over a third. The remaining sales will be split between iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 devices.
For those who may be interested in the iPhone XR, the smartphone will be available to pre-order this Friday for $750. Shipments are then set to begin exactly one week later on October 26.
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Poor man's iPhone.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 1:35 PM 2
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No that's the SE
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 1:50 PM 1
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The XR is gonna be a great device, but it’s not a budget phone...it’s a budget iPhone.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 3:24 PM 2
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Iys an overpriced budget phone.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 3:57 PM 2
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Apple has no competition for their iOS platform. Android has a ton of competition that drives the prices down, and continues to do so. If the iPhone XR hardware was running Android, then it wouldn't be able to get $300 for that smartphone
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 12:46 PM 0
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On the contrary this is the only new iPhone this year that is priced just about where it should be. The gap between the other two I really can’t see being justified for what more they offer compared to XR.
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 1:16 AM 0
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Pocophone is a better option. Same specs, faster than any iPhone and at half of Apple's cheapest model price.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 4:37 PM 3
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That’s just it. Enjoy a budget phone just to finally claim it’s better than “the standard” of owning an iPhone. No updates, no eco system, no phone support, the list goes on. Once you buy an iPhone you are involved within an experience.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 9:15 PM 3
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I like the XR, particularly in red, the 6inch low res lcd screen is disappointing.
posted on Oct 15, 2018, 7:06 PM 1
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Why is it disappointing, do you have bionic eyes?
posted on Oct 16, 2018, 1:49 AM 0
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