Apple’s newest smartphone, the iPhone XR made a whole lot of buzz last year when it launched because of its different design and looks along with the lower than the usual price tag. More recently, the particular handset was reportedly being said to witness weaker sales, something that led Apple to cut its production by 10% along with other models. However, a new report from Mixpanel states that the situation is not as bad as we may think. The iPhone XR has already surpassed the iPhone XS model in sales. This is despite being launched a month later in select markets.
The smartphone, as per the analyst data firm, the XR is being used by 3.02% of all the iPhone users while the iPhone XS is used by 2.88% users. The graph suggests that the cheapest 2018 iPhone surpassed the XS last week and since the handset was made available at a later date than the iPhone XS, its graph is much steeper. The number, however, stays just below that of the iPhone XS Max, which is at 3.68%.
On the other hand, the last year’s iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus’s stats are understandably way over than that of 2018 models. iPhone X leads the way with 11.82%, which the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are at 9.87% and 10.3% respectively.
On a related note, research firm Counterpoint says that although iPhone XR could be the company’s best-selling handset till date, it has not yet matched up to the sales performance of the iPhone X that came out in 2017. The firm says that iPhone X got almost 50% higher volume last year in November compared to the iPhone XR this year. Furthermore, it has been revealed that the sales of the new iPhones were down by over 20% Y-o-Y compared to last year’s launches.