What you need to know
- iPhone 13 preorders are outpacing the iPhone 12.
- The iPhone 13 Pro models are experiencing as much as 15% higher demand.
- The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, however, are performing lower than last year's models.
It looks like the iPhone 13 is experiencing even more popularity than the iPhone 12.
In a new report from supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst estimates that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are experiencing as much as 15% higher demand than the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
When it comes to the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini, however, it looks like the iPhone 12 series performed better, continuing to show the overall shift to more premium devices. Kuo still notes, however, that the overall demand of the iPhone 13 lineup is better than that of its predecessor.
Kuo goes on to estimate that the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max should not experience the same supply constraints as the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max last year. The company also increased its share of pro models after experiencing more demand than it was expecting for its higher-end iPhones last year, so Kuo believes supply of this year's Pro models should stop being an issue in mid-November.
Preorders for the iPhone 13 went live on Friday, September 17 at 5:00 AM PDT. It will officially release on Friday, September 24 alongside the new 9th generation iPad and redesigned 6th generation iPad mini.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.