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iPhone XR demand outstrips iPhone 8, says analyst

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Apple’s new iPhone XR has got off to a faster start than last year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, according to a new analyst report.

Ming Chi Kuo claims that demand for the iPhone XR over its first weekend on pre-sale was better than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in the three days following their launch in late 2017.

Kuo, known for his accurate predictions about Apple, added that the iPhone XR was not reaching the same level of demand as that seen for the more powerful iPhone XS back in September.

He also said that he was unconcerned about the ready availability of the iPhone XR, saying that consumers looking to buy the device were more than happy to wait and see what deals were available.

That's in contrast to the hardcore Apple fans who preordered the iPhone XS on the day of its release.

Apple has seen some constraints in iPhone XR supply, with yellow and coral models not shipping this Friday, 26th October, when the handset goes on general sale.

The iPhone XR comes with a 6.1–inch LCD screen, Face ID, A12 chipset and a 12 megapixel single lens camera.

The 64GB model starts at £749 SIM–free, £250 less than the iPhone XS.

Keen to find out more? Here's what you need to know about the iPhone XR.



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