With the new iPhone lineup set to be revealed this week, TF Securities Ming-Chi Kuo released a report stating that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 is going to be the most in-demand of all the four models.
The upcoming smartphone will be available in four variants: a 5.4-inch model (‘iPhone 12 mini’) two 6.1-inch models (Pro and non-Pro) and a new 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. Kuo says that the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 will be the most popular.
6.1-inch iPhone 12 to be the most popular model of the new lineup
The report claims that about 20% of the iPhone 12 units will be of the new smaller 5.4-inch mini version. The Pro and Pro Max variants have about 20% allocation each, which means the standard iPhone 12 will dominate, representing 40% of total shipments.
Kuo says that since the mini variant will be the cheapest option, its screen is quite small to appeal to the mass market. A leak, last week, claimed that the price of the iPhone 12 mini would be $699 and the 6.1-inch variant would start at $799. $100 more compared to the predecessor in the iPhone 11.
Even though prices will go up, users will be getting more for their money as all new iPhones will feature OLED displays for the first time, along with new industrial design with flat sides similar to the iPad Pro. The 6.1-inch model will reportedly feature dual rear cameras and go on sale starting October 23rd.
When it comes to the success of this year’s iPhone cycle, Ming-Chi Kuo does not believe that 5G will be more important than the chosen selling price. Kuo goes on to suggest that overall the smartphone’s component orders have topped 80 million. Kuo expects lower demand for the smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2020 than compared to the iPhone 11 series in the fourth quarter of 2019, mainly driven by the fact that the launch of the iPhone this year is significantly delayed.
Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ event starts tonight. iPhone 12 series will be unveiled so stay tuned.