Guo Mingji, a well-known Apple analyst, released a report on Apple's good news on Thursday. The report points out that most domestic handset manufacturers saw year-on-year declines in product sales during the past 11 Golden weeks, which Guo attributed to lack of innovation and said some consumers preferred to use older iPhones or wait for the upcoming iPhone XR to open on October 19.
Guo Mingli said he estimated that the demand for replacement of the iPhone XR in China would be higher than last year's iPhone 8 cycle. As far as domestic products are concerned, only HUAWEI's shipments have increased. Sales of competitors such as Vivo, Oppo and millet are disappointing. According to Guo Mingji's report, the total shipment volume of China's major brands has dropped by 10%. He predicts that sales of iPhone XR will exceed iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
The iPhone XR will be ready for purchase in October 19th, and the first batch will be delivered in October 26th. In addition to the more modern screen design, the iPhone XR also offers a variety of color matching options, and supports dual-card dual-wait. Considering that the price of the iPhone XR is lower than that of the iPhone XS and that the latest A12 bionic processor is also used, many analysts say they are very optimistic about the model.
It's not clear how well the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are performing in China, after a previous report called sales of the iPhone XS series "disappointing". Apple's top executives may reveal early sales of the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max when it releases its fourth-quarter results for 2018 on November 1.