Taiwanese carriers believe that the sales of iPhone 12 will be stronger by then iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron are offering assembly line workers greater bonuses to keep up with the strong demand for devices following pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro, according to a report by Economic Daily News.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders began on Friday, while the iPhone 12 mini e iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for order starting November 6. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were introduced in 2014 and were hugely popular thanks to their larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, helping Apple sell the record 135.6 million. iPhone in the two quarters following the launch of the devices. However, Apple has stopped disclosing iPhone sales unit after fiscal year 2018, so any iPhone 12 sales figures will be estimates.
According to TF International’s lead Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, you pre-order on the first day of iPhone 12 have passed iPhone 11 models sold last year in the same period.
CNBC cited Kuo’s research note on Monday which reported Apple sold up to 2 million iPhone 12 units in the first 24 hours, against 800,000 units in the iPhone 11. But for the entire pre-order weekend, which ended Sunday, Kuo predicted that Apple would sell up to 9 million iPhone 12 units, down from iPhone 11s 12 million for the same period. The iPhone 12 Pro sold better than expected due to high demand and availability of 5G in China, Kuo said.
Kuo, known for making accurate predictions regarding Apple, also predicted this iPhone 12 Pro, which has better cameras than the base model, sold better than expected in the first wave of pre-orders, thanks to the wide availability of 5G in China. Kuo said China accounts for 35% to 45% iPhone Professional question.
In addition, Kuo said the shipping times for the most part iPhone models are five to 10 days, which implies stronger demand than Apple has provided. Kuo also predicted that the demand for iPhone 12 Mini (a smaller version of the iPhone 12) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (a larger version of iPhone 12 Pro), which goes on sale next month, will likely be weaker than the 12 and 12 Pro.
He also noted that the iPhone 12 Mini probably won’t sell in China either due to the smaller screen and lack of support for two SIM cards, which allows users to switch between carriers on the same device, a popular feature in Asia.
iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders began on Friday, while the iPhone 12 mini e iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available for order starting November 6.
- Taiwanese carriers believe that the sales of iPhone 12 will be stronger by then iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus.
- According to lead Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, pre-orders for the first day of iPhone 12 have passed iPhone 11 models sold in the same period last year.
- According to reports, Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron are offering workers on the assembly line more bonuses to keep up with the high demand for devices.