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WSJ: New iPhone 8 sales disappointing, pressure on iPhone X

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2017 11:54 User comments (4)

WSJ: New iPhone 8 sales disappointing, pressure on iPhone X Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been available for over a month but sales might have not been what Apple wanted. According to Customer Intelligence Research Partners, a consumer research company, Apple's new iPhones are far behind last years models.
CIRP told Wall Street Journal that iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have accounted for only 16% of iPhone sales in the quarter ending in September. That is a huge difference to last years 44% accounted by iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

This time around things were different, though, so there's a lot that can change after the iPhone X in released next week. However, iPhone X supply is rumored to be very limited so that is probably not going to change percentages in favor of Apple.

What will change is that Apple's marginals increase tremendously with the more expensive device. It might also make customers waiting for the iPhone X switch to iPhone 8 and 8 Plus after the long waiting times are exposed.

According to analysts many customers are currently waiting for the iPhone X. How many of them are in the end willing to pay the rather hefty price, starting at $999, and possibly wait weeks or even months for the device remains to be seen.

The pre-orders for iPhone X have started today and it will be officially available on Apple Stores across the world next Friday, November 3.

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4 user comments

128.10.2017 19:07

Perhaps if the iPhone wasn't so damn expensive compared to Android phones......

229.10.2017 19:27

The reason is because half of the Apple crowd is waiting for the X. If the X wasn't coming out, they would have all bought the Iphone that already came out.

330.10.2017 11:36

Add to the expensive pricetag by itself, BestBuy and most others are tacking 100 bucks on for greedy reasons. Because they offer other "services". WTF! Just because you sell Verizon, Sprint, ATT and the others doesn't justify an increase of an already highly priced phone just for the sake of it.

Nothing like popping 1249.00 for a phone that you'll want to replace on a stupid ass "jump program" in 18 months or 1249.00 for a phone that you want to get as much life from as possible only to have to ditch the entire unit because the battery has lost ability to take/keep a charge after a whopping 3 years. That's only 400 dollars a year for phone rental. cell phone users are being screwed. And it's to all your faces which is the worst part 'cause most just take it lying down.

And to add insult to injury, I'm seeing that Apple is making up for those not wanting the 8 and preferring to skip right to the X by enforcing the upgrade policy from those with a 7. They in turn MUST go to the 8 next on any "Jump" or "next" program and cannot opt for the X.

18 month/80% cellular upgrade programs are geared for those without a single solitary clue. Perpetual rental! FOREVER AND EVER!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 30 Oct 2017 @ 11:42

430.10.2017 13:55

Which is why Android and the capacity to root your phone is so nice.

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