Sep 16, 2018

Ming-Chi Kuo Claims iPhone XS Max And Apple Watch Series 4 Have "Better Than Expected" Pre-Orders

Ming-Chi Kuo, a well-respected Apple analyst released a new investor report claiming that though the iPhone XS faces lackluster sales, however, he believes that once iPhone XR launches in mid-October, the demand of iPhone XS Max and the LCD iPhone will be higher, as he also outlines that Apple Watch Series 4 pre-orders are "better than expected".


The analyst starts off with his prediction on Apple Watch Series 4, new-generation of Apple's wearable products, in which Kuo says that demand for Apple Watch Series 4 is better than their first expectations because of the ‘innovative functions’ like the electrocardiogram, much bigger screen, etc. Kuo expects Apple to ship 18 million units this year along.

Move into the new iPhones, Kuo notes that iPhone XS Max is highly popular in China due to the gold option, larger screen, and the dual-SIM capabilities. While Ming-Chi Kuo lowered his expectations on the iPhone XS, says it will account small portion of sales, but for iPhone XS Max, he forecast that the larger models will contribute 30% of new iPhone shipments.

Last but not least, The Apple analyst pretty confident that the Phone XR to account for 55 to 60 percent of shipments of the new 2018 iPhones, up from 50 to 55 percent previously. Overall, Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will ship around 75 million iPhone units in 2018.

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