Demand for the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max has surpassed expectations, whereas the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini demand is just not as excessive as anticipated, in response to a word launched by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. While many believed the decrease priced iPhones can be the large sellers for Apple, this exhibits that extra consumers than anticipated would fairly spend further for the premium possibility. Kuo additionally reportedly talked about in his word that the preliminary demand for the brand new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro primarily based on the Apple M1 chip was higher than anticipated. The newest MacBook machines had been launched earlier this month — as part of the corporate’s transition from Intel processors.
Citing his newest survey for the fourth quarter of 2020, Kuo mentioned that general iPhone 12 shipments had been increased than the predictions, as per a know-how weblog MyFixGuide report. The analyst nevertheless didn’t present any numbers displaying the expansion in shipments.
Kuo reportedly acknowledged that the cargo momentum of the iPhone 12 sequence would proceed within the first half of 2021. It can also be thought of an indication that the substitute demand for the next-generation iPhone fashions might be consistent with the demand for the iPhone 12 sequence.
Apart from the iPhone 12 sequence, Kuo is alleged to have talked about in his word that the demand for the new iPad Air was higher than anticipated. This progress can also be more likely to proceed subsequent yr, with the launch of latest iPad fashions which can be speculated to incorporate mini-LED displays and 5G support. Apple can also be predicted to launch a brand new low-priced iPad model within the second half of 2021.
Kuo additionally reportedly highlighted within the word that the demand for the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE was outpacing expectations. Similarly, the new MacBook models primarily based on the M1 chip are mentioned to have a greater demand than anticipated. Kuo additionally predicted that Apple would unveil its redesigned MacBook models with its in-house silicon subsequent yr.
On the a part of audio choices by Apple, Kuo mentioned within the word that the AirPods shipments dropped within the fourth quarter. He additionally predicted that the AirPods shipments can be flat or decline by 5 to 10 p.c within the first half of 2021. This is decrease than the market prediction of 20 p.c year-over-year progress.
The report acknowledged that the provision chain of the AirPods was tight — mainly to provide precedence to the brand new iPhone fashions. However, Apple is alleged to have postponed the shipments scheduled for the brand new AirPods, aka AirPods 3, in the direction of the tip of second quarter of 2021. This is more likely to create some substitute demand for the brand new AirPods within the second half of subsequent yr.
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