Kuo is predicting strong demand for the, as well as for the green and purple iPhone 11 models, based on Apple's online shipping estimates. He warned that the midnight green models are suffering from glass production problems, which might limit its availability for a while. If , it's currently still available. The iPhone 11, Pro and Pro Max start at $699, $999 and $1,099, respectively.
US consumers are gravitating toward the premium iPhone 11 Pro, while demand for the standard iPhone 11 is greater in China, which was the third biggest region for sales last year, Kuo noted. Apple's trade-in program may be prompting people to upgrade, too. Chinese e-commerce site JD.com said over the weekend that preorders for the new iPhones jumped 480% compared with 2018, Reuters reported.
Kuo increased his 2019 shipment forecast for this year's iPhones from between 65 million and 70 million units to between 70 million and 75 million units, and expects the supply chain to "grow steadily" in the fourth quarter, CNBC reported.
Before you, make sure you're aware of the iPhone 11 models' features and consider . Along with , Apple's 2019 phones promise longer battery life, and faster performance than their predecessors thanks to the .
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
First published Sept. 16, 2:39 a.m. PT.
Updated Sept. 17, 4:41 a.m. PT: Adds information about JD.com.