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iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max reportedly beat the 14 and 14 Plus to pre-order supremacy in a major market

The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. (Source: Apple)
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. (Source: Apple)
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max apparently already show signs of outstripping their vanilla counterparts in terms of pre-order volumes. According to the widely-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the higher-end new models from Apple have captured the vast majority of offline reservations in the Chinese market thus far, leaving the other 2 variants - the 14 Plus in particular - in the dust.

Even before Apple's launch for its brand-new series of iPhones, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that it would do at least as well in terms of sales in China (often a prime market for the devices) as its predecessors, economic headwinds notwithstanding. Now, the the respected analyst is back with a preliminary breakdown of how well each of the line's 4 variants has fared now that they have been released to pre-order.

Citing the "latest offline pre-order survey", Kuo claims to have found that the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max (which start at 7,999 and 8,999 yuan (~US$1,155-1,299) respectively) have already grabbed a markedly disproportionate number of these reservations. They have reportedly attracted 85% of all 14-series pre-orders associated with brick-and-mortar Chinese retail between them.

Kuo notes that this majority exceeds that achieved by the 14 Pro series' predecessors from last year; accordingly, the 2 devices might owe some of this new win to their new Dynamic Island display this time around.

On the other hand, the 14 Plus is said not to have attained even 5% of the pre-orders studied, despite its own level of novelty. Fortunately for the latest kind of non-6.1-inch iPhone, it is still too early to say whether it will end up like the 13 Mini before it as yet.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-09-10 (Update: 2022-09-10)