Last year when the colorful and more affordable iPhone XR was launched, there was some skepticism towards the handset’s success as some viewed it as Apple’s new attempt at the iPhone 5c. It turns out that the iPhone XR was an even bigger success than the iPhone XS and XS Max, with reports claiming that it accounted for the majority of iPhone sales.
This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that according to analysts at JP Morgan, it looks like the iPhone 11 is on a similar path to success. Based on data from the iPhone Availability Tracker, the analysts have found that the lead times for the iPhone 11 have doubled in its second week.
The initial lead time was 6 days, but in the second week it jumped to 12 days. However, the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max still appear to be very much more in the lead with lead times of 21 days, but both devices have maintained their 21 day lead time, whereas the iPhone 11 doubled its lead time, suggesting an increased interest and demand for the phone.
We imagine that the improved specs, the addition of the dual camera, and also the $50 cheaper price tag all played a role in making the device a bit more appealing than its more expensive siblings. Whether or not it’ll achieve the same level of success as the iPhone XR remains to be seen.