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Surprising no one, the iPhone XR is outpacing the iPhone 8 when it comes to pre-orders

Apple forecaster Ming-Chi Kuo has this to say.

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Apple forecaster Ming-Chi Kuo says that demand for the iPhone XR during the first three days of pre-orders topped last year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. In a note to investors, the TF International Securities analyst said pre-order demand was “better than that” referring to last year’s models, according to MacRumors.

Although demand for the 6.1-inch iPhone XR is lower than the iPhone XS series, Kuo calls it “more stable” since the less expensive handset will drive more customers to upgrade over time.

He explains:

We are not surprised that XR’s initial delivery times are shorter than those of the iPhone XS series after pre-order open given that XS and XR have different target customers. The former’s target customers are Apple fans, who snap up new models rapidly after the pre-order open.

He continues, saying that the latter are general users and buyers – those are familiar with the iOS operating system, ones that like and favor the Apple brand as a whole, and those who typically have a limited budget or no urgent need for a replacement.

More about the iPhone XR

Announced last month alongside the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR officially arrives in 50 countries and territories on Friday, Oct. 26. Featuring an all-new Liquid Retina display, the iPhone XR  includes Apple’s A12 Bionic chip with a Neutral engine. Like the 2013 iPhone 5C, the iPhone XR comes in multiple colors. These include black, blue, coral, white, yellow, and PRODUCT(RED).

As a reminder,  customers can now pre-order an iPhone XR in quite a few different countries.

The iPhone XR is available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models starting at $749. You can place orders on Apple’s website, at Apple Retail stores, through Apple Authorized Resellers, Best Buy, and select carriers.

Did you buy an iPhone XR? Let us know below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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