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Analysts Claim iPhone XS Max Outselling iPhone XS

Renowned Apple insider, Ming-Chi Kuo, claims demand for the new iPhone XS Max has beat analysts’ expectations, with sales surpassing the base iPhone XS.

In a research note acquired by MacRumors, Kuo asserts demands for the iPhone XS Max is three to four times higher than the iPhone XS.

Concerning colour options, ‘Gold’ and ‘Space Grey’ are currently more popular than ‘Silver’, with the 256GB variant the most purchased.

Kuo warns the 512GB model is subject to a “serious shortage”, citing reliance on Samsung as the sole supplier.

Analysts expect iPhone XS Max shipments to “grow steadily” in 4Q18, driven by Asian sales and the forthcoming holiday period.

Apple Watch 4 shipments have reportedly also surpassed analyst forecasts, with Kuo expecting 2018 shipments to notch between 18 million and 19.5 million units.

As previously reported, the more affordable iPhone XR is tipped to be the best selling of Apple’s 2018 trio, with the handset forecast to represent 55% – 60% of total new iPhone sales.

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