The shipment momentum for the iPhone XR is expected to continue into early 2019 as the ratio of iPhone XR orders to Apple's total orders of new iPhone devices for December has been revised upward to over 50% recently, said the sources from the Apple supply chain.
Sources say that despite the $749 price, the iPhone XR will be competitive in China due to its dual-SIM support.
Shipments of the iPhone XS Max are expected to be stable at 4-5 million units a month, accounting for 20% of total new iPhone shipments. The iPhone XS is described as 'more vulnerable to market conditions' and sources expect it will lose momentum beginning in November.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be released on Friday, September 21st and pre-orders for the iPhone XR begin October 19th with release day a week later.
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