The iPhone 12 is attracting high demand, with delivery dates for the new handsets already slipping, and a well connected analyst raising his expectations for sales in this quarter.

Analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, at the investment company TF International Securities believes that demand for the iPhone 12 is much higher than expected.

Kuo expects that iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max will both make up about 30-35 percent of iPhones sold during the fourth quarter of 2020.

According to Kuo, pre-orders of the iPhone 12 Pro beat expectations due to Apple's core fans' taste for more advanced models, high demand in the Chinese market and the seasonal demand in the US and Europe.

Kuo, on the other hand, is lowering expectations for the iPhone 12 mini, which he believes will account for 10-15 percent of sales, rather than 20-25 percent. The reason, Kuo says, is low demand for smaller units in China, Macrumors reports.

Preorders started for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro on Friday 16 October. Find out how to order your iPhone 12 here.

In the US the iPhone 12 ships in between 5-7 days, or in some cases (the green 64GB model) 7-10 days.

In the UK right now the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are now listed for delivery between 5 - 12 November, which is 16-23 days. In the case of some iPhone 12 Pro models the date is between 12-19 November, so 23-30 days.

iPhone 12 Pro delivery dates

Apple is selling the new iPhone 12 here, prices start as £799.

This article is based on original report by Macworld Sweden. Translation by Karen Haslam.