We have heard a number of reports on the iPhone 11 that beat expectations regarding early sales. A new supply chain report today supports the idea that the core model is leading.
This always seemed like a likely bet, as the LCD model might offer the best bang for the buck and there are relatively few reasons to opt for the more expensive Pro model …
Differences between iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro
The summary is that you should have good reason to buy the $ 999 + model over $ 699 + one. Many of the specifications are mirrored.
Both receive the new ultra-wide camera, night mode, video recording capabilities and close-to-identical pictures. The only difference between the two is that the Pro model gets you a 2x telephoto lens.
Pro has a better screen – OLED over LCD and higher DPI – but the base model display is still excellent. The slightly thicker frames would be noticeable if they came from the iPhone X or XS, but not really any other way.
The Pro has the beautifully textured matt glass back and stainless steel chassis compared to conventional glass and aluminum, but most people use a case so it's not a huge benefit in practice.
Pro has slightly better water resistance (4m vs 2m) and 512GB storage capacity (up to 256GB) as well as an extra hour of battery life.  For me personally, I couldn't get down to the larger frames and use a lot of lenses, but my recommendation to friends is to aim for the base model, unless one or more of the differences really pop up.
The base iPhone model 11 beat expectations
A CIRP report last week suggested that in the US, at least the base iPhone 11 model sold nearly as many units as the Pro and Pro Max combined.
His data suggest that sales of l atest models were split approximately:
- iPhone 11: 9%
- iPhone 11 Pro: 6%
- iPhone 11 Pro Max: 4%
Chain Sources for deliveries cited by Digitimes today suggest that Apple is stimulating the production of the LCD model.
According to reports, Apple increased component orders for its base iPhone 11 with an LCD that had better demand than expected but reduced those for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, which had flat sales, according to chain sources for the delivery of IC to Taiwan.
It is not the first time we have heard reports of an increase in Apple production to meet the high demand for new models in much of the world, but this shows some balancing between the LCD and Max models.
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