Apple's iPhone 11 Was the Top-Selling Model Every Week During the December Quarter

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Following poor iPhone sales in the first quarter of 2019, Apple saw significant improvement in the first quarter of 2020, with iPhone sales bringing in $56 billion in revenue for 8 percent growth.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, response to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max has been highly positive. The iPhone 11 was the top-selling iPhone every week during the December quarter, and the three new iPhone models were Apple's most popular iPhones.


Apple saw double digit growth in the United States, UK, France, Singapore, Brazil, Mainland China, India, Thailand, Turkey, and more. In greater China specifically, Apple has returned to growth.

Apple made a major trade-in push in 2019, which was successful, and Apple saw iPhone trade-in numbers double year over year.

Article Link: Apple's iPhone 11 Was the Top-Selling Model Every Week During the December Quarter
 

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This is phenomenal, cause I considered this year's iPhone DOA.

However, new colors, night mode and a wide angle lens along with drastically improved battery were enough to breath life into this cycle.
 

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Following poor iPhone sales in the first quarter of 2019, Apple saw significant improvement in the first quarter of 2020, with iPhone sales bringing in $56 billion in revenue for 8 percent growth.

According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, response to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max has been highly positive. The iPhone 11 was the top-selling iPhone every week during the December quarter, and the three new iPhone models were Apple's most popular iPhones.


Apple saw double digit growth in the United States, UK, France, Singapore, Brazil, Mainland China, India, Thailand, Turkey, and more. In greater China specifically, Apple has returned to growth.

Apple made a major trade-in push in 2019, which was successful, and Apple saw iPhone trade-in numbers double year over year.

Article Link: Apple's iPhone 11 Was the Top-Selling Model Every Week During the December Quarter
Those aren't iPhone 11s though... o_O

Edit: Stealth image swap! That's better
 
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Adelphos33

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Isn’t the iPhone 11 the first “base” model
in years with multiple cameras and RAM and processor parity?
 

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One of the main drivers of iPhone 11 series success is the square camera array on the back. I can’t tell you how many 11 users say how much they love the new distinctive look. It matters almost as much as the camera quality.
 

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The 11 is a great phone, I go out a lot during night time and now that I can actually take a decent photo in restaurants and bars without the camera struggling is a great feat, I honestly don’t mind the short coming switching from my x, lcd looks just fine compare to the oled, the little larger size is not too inconvenient either
 

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Apple must be doing something right.... if they have always been the best selling every year, but then again, when does Apple ever say "We have had a bad year selling iPhones" ?

So in other words besides tech geeks no one cares about OLED vs LCD or resolution? Who would have thought....
We cared enough for a 'Retina' display... I guess there was a mix bag for that one. Or perhaps it was more like "Well, will just go along for the ride"
 

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What’s interesting is despite me being a long time Apple customer and always buying the top level phone? This time the normal iP11 was so feature rich and the difference in OLED versus LCD so minor, for the first time I did not buy top
tier. I love this phone too. One of the best since iP4s. For me.
 

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So in other words besides tech geeks no one cares about OLED vs LCD or resolution? Who would have thought....
Ignorant is what would I would call those that aren’t “tech geeks”. I would much rather be a “tech geek” than ignorant of the device’s functions that I use day in and day out. People can’t even troubleshoot basic issues. I doubt the Apple Specialists or carrier reps even SHOW their customers the difference between the two types of screens. Most people would still only care about price even if they did know the difference. Big surprise that the cheapest in the newest lineup is the most popular... same thing with the XR last year.
 
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Ignorant is what would I would call those that aren’t “tech geeks”. I would much rather be a “tech geek” than ignorant of the device’s functions that I use day in and day out. People can’t even troubleshoot basic issues. I doubt the Apple Specialists or carrier reps even SHOW their customers the difference between the two types of screens. Most people would still only care about price even if they did know the difference. Big surprise that the cheapest in the newest lineup is the most popular... same thing with the XR last year.
Very true, I work in IT support and I have to be very patient with some people.
 
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Who would have thought the cheapest model would sell the best. Let me guess the 64 gig model also sold the best.
Apples storage pricing tiers are steep, consumers tend to sway whatever is cheapest. I still believe 64GB is still plenty sufficient for the majority, and for those who need a higher storage for media/video, already know that moving forward with their decision when they decide to upgrade.
 
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Darth Sidious

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I do like the green! But yeah, of course this would be the best selling iPhone, since it’s the cheapest most affordable option with decent specs. Hopefully Apple goes even further with a low cost iPhone!
 

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My SE had a faulty touch screen after many years of fantastic service. Replaced with 11 and it’s a great phone.
 

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What’s interesting is despite me being a long time Apple customer and always buying the top level phone? This time the normal iP11 was so feature rich and the difference in OLED versus LCD so minor, for the first time I did not buy top
tier. I love this phone too. One of the best since iP4s. For me.
Same here! Went from a Xs Max to 11 to get a bit smaller phone at a great price. I really don't miss the Max at all.

Biggest secret of the 11 was it really had all the same internals as the 11 pro, swap the 2x lens out and the OLED screen and save hundreds of dollars. I really thought I'd miss the OLED screen but really hasn't been an issue for me. I also enjoyed being able to get a colored phone (red) instead of silver, black or green this year.
 

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iPhone 11 is a great device with a very good price/features balance. I am just surprised it did so well, considering last year’s XR was almost identical, except for the cameras. Typed on iPhone 11. 😉🖐
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iPhone 9(SE2) will become the best selling iPhone this year
Perhaps, else iPhone 12 5.4”. 😉
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So in other words besides tech geeks no one cares about OLED vs LCD or resolution? Who would have thought....
Correct. 😊 There are also forums right here debating this issue and not coming to a clear conclusion. Imagine coming to Apple store, wanting a new iPhone and not knowing much - you see the latest models, whereby the smallest (11 Pro) costs like 30% more than the middle-sized one. And boom! iPhone 11 for the winner. ✌
 
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