iPhone XR was supposed to be the model generating huge enthusiasm around Apple’s upgraded iPhone lineup, but as it turns out, things are exactly the other way around.
Basically, thanks to its lower price, iPhone XR was projected to be the best-selling 2018 iPhone, and Apple’s orders at suppliers took place according to this forecast. More than 50 percent of iPhones Apple wanted its partners to get ready were the XR.
But as top-rated Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says, not only that this isn’t happening now, but he sees little reason to believe things could change in the first quarter of 2019.
iPhone XR too expensive
So in a new note to clients, Kuo reduces the iPhone XR shipment estimates by as much as 30 million for the first quarter of 2019.