Budget iPhone XR ends 2018 outselling both iPhone XS models

Joanna Estrada
January 26, 2019

There's no denying that cumulative iPhone sales were down during the recent holiday quarter, but that's not to say that sales have completely plummeted. Put differently, iPhone sales are seemingly doing quite well across the globe, save of course for China.

The CIRP survey - its finding reported this morning by the smartphone news site Pocketnow - also showed that the iPhone XR sold nearly as well as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus did for the same quarter of the previous year. And sure, while Apple's marketing with respect to the iPhone XR may leave a little to be desired, the cold hard data shows that Apple's entry-level iPhone is actually performing as expected.

At this point, for example, it's being rumored that the upcoming 2019 iPhone lineup would only include three different models that are all successors to the 2018 generation, so we'll get new iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR versions. The most affordable iPhone of 2018 superseded other models with almost 40 percent of total iPhone sales in the country.

Apple's iPhone SE is once again available for purchase, the second time in less than 7 days when the Cupertino-based company resumes sales of the 4-inch model. "The three new models made up 65% of sales, compared to 61% for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X a year ago".

Where climate change is something to be feared about, Apple on the other hand thinks that more climate change disasters can be beneficial for iPhones. There is a $250 difference between the iPhone XR and iPhone XS and $350 difference with the bigger model iPhone XS Max. CIPR founded that the iPhone XR was responsible for 39 per cent iPhone sales even though the phone was not released till October 26, last year.

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