Analyst says U.S. launch of Apple iPhone 11 series "appears strong"

Analyst says U.S. launch of Apple iPhone 11 series
Apple released the new 2019 iPhone models a week ago tomorrow and UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri already notes that the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are seeing "decent" demand. The analyst, whose comments were posted by Seeking Alpha, says that sales of the new model have been "strong at least in the U.S." As a result, he doesn't expect to see "the type of short-falls in sales that we saw last year." The analyst did temper his enthusiasm by pointing out that expectations are low and that the supply chain is still in a conservative mode in terms of churning out parts and components.

Apple looked to improve certain important aspects of its phones for 2019 while keeping the same screen sizes. First, it improved the rear cameras by adding an Ultra-wide sensor to the new models. That gives the iPhone 11 two cameras on the back (12MP primary + 12MP Ultra-wide) while the Pro models now have three cameras on the back (12MP primary + 12MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom + 12MP Ultra-wide. Apple also added a Night Mode and already the new feature is challenging similar capabilities found on Google and Huawei flagships. A software update will soon deliver "Deep Fusion." Using AI, the iPhone camera will go through 24 million pixels from nine long and short exposures to stitch together the best possible picture possible with less noise and more detail.

The new iPhone models are endowed with larger capacity batteries. Whether this was done in anticipation of bilateral wireless charging is in dispute, but the bottom line is that compared to the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11 runs up to an hour longer between charges; the iPhone 11 Pro battery lasts up to four hours longer than the one on the iPhone XS and you can get up to five hours of additional battery life from the iPhone 11 Pro Max compared to the iPhone XS Max.

We could see a Type-C port, Pencil support and reverse wireless charging on the 2020 iPhones


Apple also made the new phones more resistant to water. The iPhone 11 can be submerged to a depth of 6 and a half feet for as long as 30 minutes and emerge unscathed. The two "Pro" models can be submerged to a depth of a little over 13 feet for half an hour without sustaining any damage. Unfortunately, the phone's warranty still doesn't cover water damage so you still submerge the phones at your own risk.


Even though the 2019 iPhones have just been released, there already is plenty of talk about the 2020 models. Earlier today, we passed along renders of the iPhone 12 Pro Max created by noted concept designer Ben Geskin based on leaks. The device is expected to carry a notchless 6.7-inch AMOLED display and the sensors inside the notch could be placed inside a thin top bezel. According to top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 12 Pro could feature a smaller 5.4-inch AMOLED screen with a footprint equal to the iPhone 8. The iPhone 12 could have looks similar to this year's iPhone 11 Pro. Besides the lack of a notch, there might be another big design change; a metal frame will reportedly surround the 2020 iPhones in a design reminiscent of the iPhone 4, released in 2010. That helped to give the handset the look of  "a beautiful old Leica camera" according to then Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

Some or all of the 2019 iPhones could support 5G and feature a Type-C USB port instead of the proprietary Lightning port. Will we finally see Apple Pencil support arrive with the 2020 models? And could the bilateral wireless charging that is or isn't disabled inside the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro could actually be a thing next year? Get ready for 11 months of rumors, leaks, and renders.

As for the newly released phones, at least in the states, they are off to a "strong" start.

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18 Comments

1. banglazbless

Posts: 135; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

I click the title hoping to see numbers on the newly release iPhone 11sss, yet I felt like you're trying to sell me next year's iPhones

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think it'll have very good sales numbers. For those who love iPhones, it's a very good device, and is a great upgrade for all, but XS Max owners (me). Very good overall device. It's just lacking (for me), in some very important areas, and I just can't get over Why Apple won't include 4-7 killer features, that would make it an actual pro device. Split view, picture in picture, Pencil support, reverse wireless charging, 6 gigs of RAM, free placed widgets, and revamping the UI would be killer. Oh well.

4. Vancetastic

Posts: 1533; Member since: May 17, 2017

I guess sales are still good enough to keep them from messing with the formula...

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I think they'll be better than good.

5. nikhil23

Posts: 467; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Or atleast real multi tasking. They sure boast highest benchmark but a task as simple as sending pictures in whatsapp while watching netflix doesn't work properly or UI like the new ipad UI

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I can tell you exactly why they probably would only include half of those things on a future iPhone: it would encroach on iPad sales otherwise. The iPad has the picture in picture, split screen, pencil support, etc. If they started offering that on the iPhone, perhaps some people would no longer feel a need to pick up an iPad. Just think about why Android tablets have failed. They didn’t offer anything in addition to the regular Android experience besides a larger screen. Apple wants to avoid having that same thing happen with their devices, so they’ll continue to offer those multitasking features on the iPad as a way to differentiate it from the iPhone. Until Apple comes up with other ways to differentiate the iPad (which could potentially happen next year), I doubt you’ll see those features.

9. midan

Posts: 2982; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Just think about why Android tablets have failed" Android tablets failed because everyone wanted to rush their horrible android tablets to market. After people bought millions of iPads, android users wanted tablet too, the problem here was those very low cost android tablets which most bought instead better ones, because they didn't want to spend much money on tablet. That was big mistake! They got horrible laggy experience from no-name brand android tablets which cost like $100. They used them like a month and ditched the device. Almost everyone who bought android tablet did that and never bought another android tablet because they had so bad experience. Android companies ruined the whole tablet markets for android with their crappy devices because they just wanted to get the device fast to markets. and yes of course android experience for tablets was very bad too and there wasn't many apps supporting the big screen. "The iPad has the picture in picture, split screen, pencil support, etc. If they started offering that on the iPhone, perhaps some people would no longer feel a need to pick up an iPad." I really doubt that, people use iPad because of the big screen, not because of few features

15. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2429; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I can tell you many college students are buying iPads not because of the large screen but because it can become a cheap laptop replacement. I’ve even seen professionals use an iPad Pro and I doubt it’s because of the large screen considering you can see them using the multitasking features and the Pencil.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed.

12. mackan84

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Those 4-7 killer features you mention already exist on another platform. Not saying that wouldn’t be great but would it really push any numbers? They’re already named copycat for implementing night mode and so on. And if they do release those features next year your XS Max will likely get it too.

16. Jrod99

Posts: 757; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

They could at least let you rearrange the icons without it moving everything all around. Like a dang Rubic Cube sometimes. Getting your apps where you like them.

18. mackan84

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Agree. My answer was to create 6 folders with 90 apps and then 6 apps on my home screen. Clean and out of the way of my wallpaper.

3. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I will wait for the next year's iPhone. Will keep my XR for the mean time.

7. Wazupmrg

Posts: 186; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

We could see a Type-C port, Pencil support and reverse wireless charging on the 2020 iPhones So, essentially the stuff Samsung already has. Gotcha

8. Nokfan1603

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Seeking Alpha is actually one of the less trustworthy financial websites and is often used for pump and dump of stocks. Apart from Phonearena giving the iphone 9.4 points there seems to be less hype about the iphone this year; at least outside the US.

11. midan

Posts: 2982; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

According to news new iPhones are selling very well in China compared to last year. US and China two most important markets and where most sales comes every year.

13. Nokfan1603

Posts: 64; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Actually, this is also kind of fake news. This year, some online sales in China doubled compared to the same period last year. Hurraeh... Now, this is where the fake news starts. The reason is not, that the phones are a bigger success than last year, the reason is that this year three iphones have been launched at the same time, whereas last year the cheaper iphone XR had been launched only at the end of October.

19. mackan84

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Does it really matter if it’s true or false. You’ll see the numbers eventually and Apple will have billions in profit and so on... For me as a Apple-consumer I would rather see Apple keep on losing sales as that means that a one year arcade/atv+, $50 dollar price reduction and the aspiration of being the best smartphone is not just a one year fluke.

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