Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Taiwanese Carriers Believe iPhone 12 Sales Will Be Highest Since iPhone 6

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
50,442
11,828


Taiwanese carriers believe that sales of iPhone 12 models will be strongest since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, according to the Economic Daily News.


To keep up with strong demand for the devices, the publication claims that Apple suppliers Foxconn and Pegatron are offering increased bonuses to workers on the assembly line. iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders began Friday, while the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available to order starting November 6.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Taiwanese carriers sold out of iPhone 12 pre-orders in just 45 minutes, but it is unclear how much supply was available. iPhone 12 Pro pre-orders were also quick to sell out in the United States, with delivery estimates slipping to November less than an hour after pre-orders began.

Introduced in 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were extremely popular thanks to their larger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays, helping Apple sell a record 135.6 million iPhones in the two quarters after the devices launched. However, Apple stopped disclosing iPhone unit sales after its 2018 fiscal year, so any iPhone 12 sales figures will be estimates.

Key features of iPhone 12 models include a new flat-edge design, 5G support, a faster A14 Bionic chip, improved cameras, more durable front glass, and new MagSafe accessories that attach magnetically to the back of the devices.

Article Link: Taiwanese Carriers Believe iPhone 12 Sales Will Be Highest Since iPhone 6
 
Last edited:

JCCL

macrumors 6502a
Apr 3, 2010
907
953
Between the pandemic and the fact that it is a fairly lackluster upgrade for most average consumers (not the ones in this forum, before someone comes listing the upgraded specs that make negligible difference in real world use) with a recent model, I really doubt it.

5G might be a good push in the markets where it’s available but other than that I doubt.
 
Comment

ghanwani

macrumors 68020
Dec 8, 2008
2,171
1,717
What did Kuo predict? He knows the supply chain much better than the Taiwanese carriers.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: amartinez1660
Comment

amartinez1660

macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2014
543
467
Why do people feel the need to upgrade?
I’m with a XR and will happily sit this one out, will only consider once Apple offers a TouchID+ FaceID combo alternative or better refresh rate on their phone.
Plus it’s the pandemic so save the money for rainy days.
I’m on iPhone X and feel like sitting it out too but out of economic reasons, if I had buckets of disposable income would probably just get it to test stuff in it, the performance, camera, etc plus digging the design.
 
Comment

ozziekhoo

macrumors newbie
Sep 5, 2020
1
1
I've basically been waiting since the iPhone X for an iPhone SE (org) sized full screen phone, and the iPhone 12 mini is basically that. Whether or not I'll actually get it, or wait for the inevitable version with both touchID and faceID, ... I don't know yet.
Why is it inevitable? I reckon they will keep TouchID exclusively on the SE models while keeping the FaceID for the premium models. Therefore, there will still be more of a reason to get the SE model. Not saying that that Apple won't do it, just unlikely imo.
 
  • Like
Reactions: E.Lizardo
Comment

farkingdom

macrumors member
Mar 20, 2012
70
145
For me, better cameras.
Every year they are promoting better cameras. Next year will probably be the same.

Not to mention year by year they have been doing sneaky stuff like removing headphone jack, decreasing battery capacity, making things harder to repair and then removing earphones/ wall adapter all in the name of “courage”/“save the environment” when it’s ultimately to profit from their user base.
 
Comment

samh004

macrumors 68020
Mar 1, 2004
2,218
115
Australia
I believe this is the iPhone X and XS people that will be upgrading, so that it highly likely.
I had both a X and XS and sat the last upgrade out, so this is definitely one that I will be taking up. Ordered the iPhone 12 as really don't need a telephoto lens (have a Canon EOS RP with RF 100-500mm lens) and LIDAR hasn't been sold on me yet.
Plus it’s the pandemic so save the money for rainy days.
I have found that I've actually saved a lot of cash allowing me to enjoy electronic purchases this year because I have travelled less... the usual vacations haven't eventuated, so that money is available. Of course, I realise YMMV and some haven't been as lucky with jobs that have not carried through.
 
Last edited:
Comment

JPack

macrumors 604
Mar 27, 2017
6,604
10,997
Most people in the U.S. and Europe are underestimating 5G availability.

Pandemic, yes there is one.

But that is offset by the many countries in Asia which have mature 5G deployments, including the country with the largest population. With over 100 million subscribers in China already on 5G, the iPhone 12 is coming at the right time.
 
Comment

samh004

macrumors 68020
Mar 1, 2004
2,218
115
Australia
Not to mention year by year they have been doing sneaky stuff like removing headphone jack, decreasing battery capacity, making things harder to repair and then removing earphones/ wall adapter all in the name of “courage”/“save the environment” when it’s ultimately to profit from their user base.
I'll admit I'm a little fanboyish, but have also experienced my fair share of rage at their decisions sometimes. Their explanation for not including a power brick or headphones though... makes sense. I have stacks of unopened headphones behind me on my bookshelf. Our house is littered with power bricks and USB cables, I still have fresh, unused cables from products a year or two ago. There's definitely a lot of e-waste generated every upgrade cycle and a lot of fluff distributed with each iPhone.

If you can afford to buy such an expensive phone, you're likely also able to afford a US$19 power brick, assuming you don't have one you can re-use from the prior phone.

I'm not sure why you want to poke around inside your phone, but I certainly don't want to and accidentally break something. But I wouldn't mind a slightly thicker, heavier phone, if it had a larger battery.

As for the headphone jack... never going to miss that. My bluetooth headphones are great thanks.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.