Analyst Predicts iPhone XR Shipments To Be 30 % Lower

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iPhone XR is the cheapest iPhone sold by Apple, from its latest lineup. Except for the Liquid Retina display, single camera, 3 GB RAM, IP 67 rating and lack of 3D Touch, it gets almost all the same specs as the more expensive iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The smartphone definitely catches a lot of attention due to its funky colours and low price, but that is not enough to rake in high sales, claims an analyst. Ming-Chi Kuo is a senior writer at Macrumors and is also an analyst at TF Securities, a financial services group in Asia-Pacific region. The analyst gathers information from Apple’s Asian supply chain to further pass it to his clients.

The analyst claims that the demand for Apple’s iPhone XR is less than expected and which might result in 30% lower shipments. Previously, it was estimated that Apple will ship 100 million units of the iPhone XR between Q4 of 2018 and Q3 of 2019. But now it is reckoned that the company will only be able to ship out around 70 million units of the handset during the given period.

Top factors affecting its demand are:

  • Price of iPhone XR
  • Competition from other smartphones

Additionally, the report points that overall sales of iPhones might also decline by 15-20 % in Q1 of 2019 compared to the this year. The demands might fall short, however, the iPhone XR is definitely a smartphone with solid performance, sturdy build, and top-notch specifications. For reference:

iPhone XR Tech Specs

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  • Display: 6.1-inch LCD, 1792 x 828 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Operating System: iOS 12
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • Rear Cameras: 12 MP, Quad-LED Flash
  • Selfie Camera: 7 MP
  • Security: 3D Face Unlock
  • Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 .0, Lightning Port, NFC, GPS
  • Battery: 2942 mAh
  • Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
  • Weight: 194 g

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