Usually whenever Apple introduces a new iPhone design, customers go crazy for them and we see sales spike. However last year with the iPhone X, while the phone didn’t flop, it wasn’t exactly the resounding success that Apple had hoped. However it seems that maybe this year’s iPhones are telling a different story.
A report from Flurry Analytics is claiming (via NDTV) that the first week sales of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max are apparently doing better than its predecessor, the iPhone X, as well as the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. The report claims that the new iPhones have generated 7% more revenue during its first week sales, compared to the combined sales of last year’s iPhones during its first week.
Apple used to announce first weekend sales numbers but in recent years they have stopped doing that. However the company is expected to officially share their financial results next month so we should be able to get a better idea of how well the new iPhones have sold then, and to see if maybe the new iPhones have indeed beaten last year’s models.
The iPhone XR has yet to be launched so it is unclear as to how the phone will fit in with the rest of the iPhones. It does represent a cheaper alternative, but given that it lacks certain features of the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, it remains to be seen if customers are willing to forgo certain features for a cheaper price tag, or if it will end up sharing the same fate as the iPhone 5c.