The iPhone XS Max is outselling the iPhone XS by nearly 4 to 1: Kuo
by Joshua Swingle / Sep 24, 2018, 11:14 AM
Apple iPhone XS Max
A few days into the iPhone pre-order period, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that the iPhone XS was performing worse than initially expected. Today, just one week later, the analyst is back with his latest report which provides yet another insight into the performance of Apple’s latest products.
Despite the lackluster performance of the iPhone XS, Kuo is still forecasting between 75 and 80 million iPhone shipments throughout the remaining months of 2018. This is due to rather strong sales of the iPhone XS Max, which is currently outperforming the regular model by nearly 4 to 1. In terms of which exact variants are the most popular, it seems sales of both the Space Gray and Gold models are rather similar, with Silver lagging behind. Likewise, when it comes to the internal storage options, the 256GB option is undeniably the most popular.
Due to the demand for Apple’s more pricier models, the analyst now also expects the average selling price of iPhones to receive a big boost too. Specifically, while initial forecasts set the number at between $750 and $770, Kuo now expects it to sit closer to the $800 mark. This will be further benefitted by the release of the iPhone XR next month. After all, customers looking to upgrade to a larger device are much more likely to purchase this one than the older iPhone 8 Plus which costs just $50 less.
Currently, sales of the iPhone XR are expected to account for between 55 and 60 percent of all iPhone sales throughout the remaining months of 2018. This is despite yield problems that both JDI and LG Display are facing at the moment.
- Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
- Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
- Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3179 mAh(25h talk time)
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Not surprised one bit. Samsung's ASP is less than $300. Everyone Android vendor is well under that...
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 11:22 AM 0
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I'm honestly a little surprised. I know that flagships do well, but what surprises me is that there seems no end in sight of when people will stop agreeing with the gradually increasing prices. When it comes to product cycles, historically, companies have had to improve their product year over year just to be able to sell their new device AT THE SAME PRICE as the previous year. With added innovations that increase the perceived value, we historically saw small price increases for the specific new innovations. Now, with phones, it seems like we are paying annual premiums for significant innovations, without the innovations. Something like the Razer Phone, which brought new tech that nobody else was doing to target a niche nobody else was adequately targeting, deserves a premium for its innovations. The Essential Phone, for its Titanium + Ceramic premium build, could have earned a small premium. The RED Hydrogen phone, with ACTUAL innovations in display, camera, audio, and modularity, is earning itself a premium.
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 12:42 PM 4
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The iPhone XS Max is not a Note, especially when NO iPhone has any phablet capabilities what so ever. The Notes have real multitasking and split screen multitasking, the Notes have a desktop mode, support a mouse and have a stylus with full pen support. You even get a free copy of Microsoft Office on the Notes. All of which is missing from every iPhone including all the latest iPhones.
posted on Sep 25, 2018, 8:03 AM 0
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Huh??? CREEDIDDY what the hell is ASP?
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 11:30 AM 1
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I still remember when izombies tried to prove that Note series phones were "way too big" :))
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 11:36 AM 7
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Apple did it better though... #TruthHurts #Schooled
posted on Sep 25, 2018, 8:08 AM 0
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Apple certainly didn't do it better. The XS Max is only a phablet in size only. The XS or the XS Max have no real multitasking or split screen multitasking. They have no pen or stylus support. They don't support a mouse, or even have a desktop mode. All of which is on or supported by Samsung Notes. You even get Microsoft Office for free on your Note 8 or 9. The only one that needs to get schooled is you, because you are a blind ignorant fool.
posted on Sep 25, 2018, 8:25 AM 0
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The iPhone X was a step in the direction that many Apple fans had been wanting them to go for a while. The Xs Max is yet another step in that direction, so it's not that surprising.
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 12:18 PM 1
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The one that's available is the xs max 256GB. The 64 and 512 will shipped on the 10th of October. It seems to me like people are buying more of the 64 and 512GB.
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 1:13 PM 0
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Enjoy that best screen in the market DisplayMate: iPhone XS Max Has Best Smartphone Display Ever "Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements the iPhone XS Max receives our DisplayMate Best Smartphone Display Award, earning DisplayMate's highest ever A+ grade by providing considerably better display performance than other competing smartphones." Where is the butthurt cream?
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 1:43 PM 3
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Note 9 got the same score so no cream needed. You might need it since Consumer Reports couldn't find one thing to fault the note 9 on. Based on our extensive Lab Tests and Measurements, the Galaxy Note9 has an Impressive Display that establishes many new Display Performance Records, earning DisplayMate’s Best Performing Smartphone Display Award, and receiving our highest ever A+ grade
posted on Sep 24, 2018, 4:23 PM 3
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