In his latest note, a copy of which was obtained by Apple Insider, Kuo notes that Apple's "high-price strategy" appears to be paying off, citing how iPhone XS Max launch shipments, in particular, have thus far been pushed back into October, depending on color, carrier, and configuration.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has defended price tag of the new iPhones. However, the launch of the new iPhones - iPhone XS, XS Max and XR -somehow makes the iPhone X a more value-for-money purchase, thanks to a recent price cut.
If you live in the United States, the four major US wireless carriers are offering deals on older generation iPhones that include not only the iPhone X, 6s, and SE - but also the iPhone 6s Plus.
All told, Kuo believes that Apple's iPhone XR will account for upwards of 60% of Apple's iPhone sales.
So, you bought a handsome new iPhone XR or iPhone XS Max. Teardowns, which will be available later this week when the iPhone XS phones hit stores, will likely confirm all these details, at least for the XS series. The iPhone X technically had a larger screen, though in a much smaller chassis.
The iPhone SE was Apple's last 4-inch iPhone, which featured the body of the iPhone 5S but the internals of an iPhone 6S. This year's new devices are not much larger than previous years' models, but it's worth noting that the new trend of bezel-less and edge-to-edge designs is prevailing in the smartphone market. With the bigger battery and more RAM, the performance over the iPhone X will be noticeable, but it comes at a cost. While the grey Alter Ego Titanium is priced at Dollars 1,460, the pearlescent Alter Ego Aurora for Max S is for USD 2,763. Most of us know the Pixel 2 takes deep, colorful photos with a really good feel for the proper exposure, and you can see in these side-by-side shots the area where it still shines against the iPhone XS' 12MP f/1.8 setup.