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The standard iPhone 12 may outsell the other three models


Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 12 series tomorrow (October 13) at the “Hi, Speed” event. According to multiple leaks and rumors, the Cupertino-based tech giant will launch four iPhones this year. However, only one of them will be more popular among customers compared to the other three models, as per a new report.

The prediction regarding the popularity of the upcoming iPhone 12 series comes from none other than Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities (via AppleInsider). According to the analyst, the standard 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will outsell the remaining three devices in the series.

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For the first time in the history of iPhones, Apple will be unveiling four new iPhone models at a single event. The alleged brandings, screen sizes, storage configurations, and prices of these smartphones are as listed below.

  • iPhone 12 Mini
    • 64GB – $649
    • 128GB – $699
    • 256GB – $799
  • iPhone 12
    • 64GB – $749
    • 128GB – $799
    • 256GB – $899
  • iPhone 12 Pro
    • 128GB – $999
    • 256GB – $1,099
    • 512GB – $1,299
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
    • 128GB – $1,099
    • 256GB – $1,199
    • 512GB – $1,399
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It is worth noting that there’s another leak, which claims the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 12 to start from $699 and $799, instead of the above-mentioned prices. Therefore, we would advise you to take this piece of information with a pinch of salt.


That said, talking about Kuo’s prediction, he says that the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max will only account for 20% each in terms of shipments this year. On the other hand, the regular iPhone 12 will acquire 40% of the remaining total shipments.

As per the analyst, although the iPhone 12 Mini will be the cheapest of the lots, it won’t be appealing to more customers because of its size. Whereas, the iPhone 12 with a slightly larger screen and not much expensive price tag will be more attractive to customers.

In the past, the costlier iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 models at the launch. However, in the following years, the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 sold more than the iPhone XS and iPhone 11 Pro series.

Since the world economy is severely affected by the pandemic, the prediction by ever-reliable Ming-Chi Kuo sounds right. He also adds that the inclusion of 5G won’t matter to most customers. Hence, we believe that there’s a possibility that people will continue buying last year’s iPhone 11 or the older iPhone XR if Apple does not discontinue them.

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