Report Claims iPhone X Sales Not as Strong as Expected in the U.S.

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    Sources in the semiconductor packaging and testing service industry claim that pre-orders for the iPhone X are not as strong as expected in some markets, such as the U.S., Taiwan, and Singapore, although supply remains tight in other markets including Japan (via DigiTimes).

    In contrast, Apple Watch sales are said to have been impressive across the board, with shipment estimates reaching 27 million units, which is higher than an earlier forecast putting the number around 23 to 25 million units.

    iPhone X shipments are expected to reach 30-35 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 and level out or dip slightly going into next year, according to the same sources from the upstream supply chain.

    Today's report casts a different light on steady improvements in iPhone X supplies which have seen shipping estimates fall to 1 to 2 weeks in several countries. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who frequently shares accurate information from Apple's supply chain, the supply increase is due to better-than-expected improvements in production since the device's launch, rather than weakening demand.

    As a result of the improved production, Kuo believes iPhone X shipments in the fourth calendar quarter could be higher than previous estimates, although he too expects the acceleration to cause shipments in the first quarter of 2018 to be flat or slightly lower compared to the fourth quarter.

    Apple is rumored to be launching a trio of new iPhone models in 2018, including 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays and a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display.

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  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68000

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    > via Digitimes

    move along guys. nothing to see here.
     
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  5. cursedearth, Dec 22, 2017
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    No person in his/ her right mind would pay $1,000.00 for a mobile device. I have loved iPhones ever since the 2G came out and have upgraded every year but decided to skip this year not because money is the issue, but because I'm just not able to justify to myself spending a grand for a new cellphone.
     
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  7. Relentless Power, Dec 22, 2017
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    How so? Or is it because you're disgruntled that touch ID will no longer be in existence in the future of the iPhone now that Face ID is replacing it? I Believe Face ID will be highly successful in the long run and it's The start of what's to come for the iPhone and merging into other Apple products.
     
  8. 6803390 Suspended

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    RP, making assumptions, are we?

    I agree with SIU.
     
  9. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    I’m not surprised RP’s making assumptions. I’m sure everybody who calls it “FAIL ID” has a balanced and measured argument... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Alp3r macrumors newbie

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    They officially screwed up with iPhone 8 & 10 release coming out together to manipulate their regular customers who upgrade every year and to spend $1,830 on the 10..
    It looks fugly with that notch, I skipped and dodged the bullet and got the s8! It is very similar to an 10.. and I got a fast charger for FREE. I’m happy that I can root it not like apple keep patching jailbreak before it even coming out. They can be greedy but it’s my mobile phone I want to take advantage of $1,000.
     
  11. 6803390, Dec 22, 2017
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    If one is happy with one biometric and then it is replaced with another without choice. If you are not happy with it, as a result - does not mean you are a hater.
     
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    “Officially” meaning “the musings of Apl3r”, right?

    Plenty of people are happy with their X. Plenty are happy with the 8. Plenty are happy with a Samsung S8.

    Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean it’s a bad product or other people don’t like it. :)
     
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    Please define a good product.
     
  14. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    Wrong. Apple does offer the choice of Touch ID with the iPhone 8, which Will likely see four or five years of iOS support. So you do have options in the iPhone lineup currently supporting both forms of biometric security.
     
  15. keysofanxiety, Dec 22, 2017
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    I didn’t say you were a hater. Not even vaguely implied. Some leap of logic there.
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    There is no one definitive definition for a "good product". Only the consumer will make that decision on the product based on what meets their needs and expectations. And that's all that matters.
     
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    Sales person: It has a notch and looses half its cpu speed when the battery degrades!

    I’m in :)
     
  18. KJL3000 macrumors 6502

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    Oh really? People aren't willing to pay more than 1000$ for a phone? Big surprise...
     
  19. 6803390, Dec 22, 2017
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    Wrong. Not with iPhone X. We asked for all screen with Touch ID and they failed miserably.
     
  20. ginkobiloba macrumors 6502

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    Don’t know why they seem surprised. The price is way beyond what most people, even big Applefanboys, are able to pay.
    It’s a great phone, but there’s no way I’m going to pay that for a smartphone. I’ve actually just bought a new Macbook ( from the refurb ) for less than the price of the iPhone X.

    Maybe next year, when they’ll bring out cheaper models.
     
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    Based on this thread the assumption is that iPhone X sales are not as good they original thought - mind you Apple opened stores in the east recently so you would think they would sell more compared to previously. My question to you based on what I said, is the iPhone X a good product?
     
  22. djcerla macrumors 68000

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    The iPhone 7+ already cost $1000, so "$1000 mobile devices" are hardly news. Millions of people are buying mobile devices at that price point today, including Samsung products.

    I know many people with iPhone Xs, and they're mostly average people, normal folks who prioritize their "mobile dievice" over other stuff because it's what they put their eyes on hours and hours a day.

    Of course, the iPhone X is a monster hit, especially in China when Apple needed it the most, but their best move this year was to offer a full spectrum of devices at every price point, leaving little price umbrella to competitors.
     
  23. NIKKG macrumors 6502

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    Not many people willing to depart with $1000 plus these days for a phone, hype and marketing can only take you so far.
     
  24. NexusUser macrumors member

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    Face ID can be tricked with family... Sure it may have a "one in a million" false positive rate but that does you no good when that one in a million lives with you. Didn't have that issue with Touch ID, just saying. It's pretty obvious that Face ID was the compromise because they couldn't get under screen Touch ID to work and didn't want to ruin the Apple logo on the back with a vastly superior rear Touch ID.
     
  25. Dave245, Dec 22, 2017
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    You may of asked for it but Apple doesn't always do what you ask, they never have, it's hardly a miserable fail when they never intended to do so in the first place.
     

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