iPhone XS Sales So Far Below Expectations

Apple has started taking pre-orders for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, with shipping to kick off on Friday for the first customers.

While the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t shared any details as to how many units were pre-ordered during the first weekend, analysts seem to point to lackluster demand for the new lineup.

Jun Zhang, an analyst with Rosenblatt Securities, says demand for the new iPhones is behind the one recorded by the iPhone X, which ironically, was originally believed to be behind the one of its predecessors too.

In a note to investors released this week, the analyst emphasizes that Apple is expected to produce a maximum for 36 million iPhone XS units this year, though it’s not clear how much the total output can increase with the other models.

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