Apple faced quite a lot of flak online upon the launch of its latest iteration of iPhones. Reason – the company’s decision to remove the in-box charger and earphones from the devices.
That, apparently, has not been enough to deter Apple fans from buying the new iPhones, as the smartphones are reportedly selling like hot cakes globally.
A new report by Shanghai Securities News claims that the response to the new iPhone 12 models is so good, that Apple has raised its existing orders by 2 million units in hopes of a better-than-expected sales. The report cites a source from the iPhone industry chain for this.
It is worth noting that the flagship smartphones by Apple have not yet been received by many of the buyers and initial customer reviews are only just starting to emerge. Though the market response cannot be judged by then, an optimistic response can be anticipated considering the several new features announced in the iPhone 12 lineup.
Another strong factor that can dwindle the sales numbers largely in Apple’s favour is the iPhone 12 Mini, the most affordable iPhone 12 upon its availability. The iPhone 12 Mini has already become an eye candy for those planning to experience the iOS for the first time.
Be that as it may, the initial pre-orders have been at par with last year’s iPhone 11 sales. So it is only once the market responds to the devices in hand that the future sales of the latest generation of iPhones can be predicted accurately.