TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 is going to be the big hit of this year’s Apple lineup.
Apple is rumored to be releasing four iPhone 12 handsets, which will be announced at Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event. These will include a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini, two 6.1-inch handsets (in both regular and Pro variations), and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max models.
In a note sent to clients over the weekend, Kuo notes that Apple appears to share this prediction. While the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max will each make up 20% of Apple orders, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will represent 40%.
What to expect from the 6.1-inch iPhone 12
A previous leak, published last week, suggested that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will start at $799. It will be available in black, white, red, blue and green. Storage options include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The handset reportedly will boast a Super Retina XDR display, a harder glass screen, wireless charging, dual-camera setup, and 5G capability. It will also boast a new 5nm A-series chip.
The report suggested that the regular iPhone 12 handsets will be available for preorder on October 16/17, before shipping on October 23/24. This is several weeks before the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max go on sale.
Kuo suggests that there will be slightly lower demand for the iPhone 12 in the fourth quarter of 2020 than for the iPhone 11 last year. However, this is partially due to the comparative delay of the devices. Last year’s iPhones shipped in September. That gave them approximately one extra month to rack up sales.
Apple no longer reveals individual sales of iPhones. However, sales peaked in 2015 with the iPhone 6 handsets. Since then, they have remained flat, or declined, each year.
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