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iPhone sales to grow 10% YoY in Q1 2020 due to iPhone SE 2: Kuo

07 October 2019 0

The renowned industry research analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that Apple is likely to see a 10% year-on-year growth in iPhone sales in the first quarter of the next year. He believes that replacement demand for iPhone 11 will be complemented by the upcoming iPhone SE 2 which will help Cupertino-based tech giant sell more iPhones than it did in Q1 2019.

Kuo expects Apple to ship 22 to 24 million units of the iPhone 11 and about 13 to 15 million units of iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. This will result in a total of 45-50 million iPhone units shipping in Q1 2020. If this turns out to be true, it will be a good growth over 42 million iPhone units shipped in the same time frame last year.

He further added that Apple's iPhone shipments for the year 2019 could reach as high as 75 million including about 37 to 40 million units of iPhone 11 Pro and about 36 to 40 million units of iPhone 11. This means Apple will be shipping fewer units of iPhone 11 Pro models as compared to iPhone XS models from last year but Kuo has a good reason to explain the gap. The reason behind the shipment decline is related to supply constraints of few specific iPhone 11 Pro components.

The iPhone XR was the best-selling iPhone in the last few months of 2018 because of relatively cheaper pricing and this year around, Apple has released iPhone 11 as its replacement. Kuo says that the iPhone 11 will surpass shipment figures of iPhone XR this year but that's mainly because Apple had to delay selling the latter.

(last update 12 November 2019 @ 11:03)

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