We are just hours away from opening the pre-reservations for the iPhone 12. However, Taiwanese operators started accepting reservations as early as yesterday. According to the companies, the demand was very strong, to the point that they had exhausted the equipment quota for this phase in just 45 minutes. Although total numbers of devices already in captivity are not assigned, operators have compared the sales of the iPhone 11. According to some rumors, this will be the best-selling iPhone ever.
Taiwanese operators have a strong asset, 5G. This is because there are sources that say there are one million subscribers to the 5G service by the end of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, at least.
iPhone 12 may have 3 times more demand than iPhone 11
There are several analysts who say it is possible for the iPhone 12 to become the iPhone with more sales. There are already some signs, among them the demand that was already registered in Taiwan. An operator anticipated the opening of pre-reservations for the iPhone it had in its sales share and in 45 minutes they were all captivated. In fact, this seems to be the scenario in several operators in the country.
According to Digitimes, telecom operators, including Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) and Taiwan Mobile, opened pre-orders for the iPhone 12 on October 14. CHT announced that it had exhausted its parcel quota in less than an hour.
CHT reported that 65% of its orders went to the iPhone 12. The operator FET reported that the first day's pre-orders for the new iPhone were three times higher than last year's iPhone 11. In addition, FET points out that 50% of its orders went to the 12 Pro model.
Sources connected to the operators believe that the line of the new smartphone from Apple will help to accelerate the demand of the 5G models. According to them, Taiwan will have one million 5G subscribers by the end of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021.
Pre-booking in Portugal starts tomorrow
As can be seen on the Apple website, tomorrow, the 16th, at 1pm, the pre-booking of the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro starts. On the 6th of November, the reservations for the iPhone 12 mini and 12 Pro Max start.