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Analyst: iPhone X might not be as good as expected

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 17 Dec 2017 11:37 User comments (5)

Analyst: iPhone X might not be as good as expected After releasing what is the most revolutionary change in iPhones since perhaps their introduction, Apple has been suffering from shortages that accumulated from pre-release production problems.
Lately, however, the queues to buy yourself an iPhone X have been shortening, and some analysts have suggested that this is not due to lower demand but instead Apple has managed to iron out most of the production problems with its suppliers.

All seems to be well in the Appleland, and this would only suggest a new record-breaking Holiday quarter?

Well, hold on for a bit, other analysts say as reported by Pocketnow. Cowen and Company analyst Karl Ackerman has reported that demand for Apple's latest and greatest has actually been lower than initially was expected. According to Ackerman people have gravitated towards previous iPhone models, including iPhone SE that costs barely a third of a brand new iPhone X.

Ackerman says that it's not necessarily the problems with availability that has disincentivized people from buying the $999 flagship.

It's not horrible for Apple, though, as they are still expected to ship nearly 80 million iPhones in the first fiscal year of 2018, that includes the Holiday season. That could very well still be a record amount of iPhones shipped, and with a higher price point it would likely also break revenue records. Current record is 78.3 million iPhones from last year same time.

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118.12.2017 10:40

My $49 Huawei Ascend XT2 Black Friday Sale is just as good as Apples expensive slave labor crap. Apple builds phones for $150 and you fools buy them for $1000. Crazy !

219.12.2017 15:51

Originally posted by ronhondo:
My $49 Huawei Ascend XT2 Black Friday Sale is just as good as Apples expensive slave labor crap. Apple builds phones for $150 and you fools buy them for $1000. Crazy !
I think people lost their perspective on the over-priced Apple Watches. I reckon they could sell bottled water for $50 a pop by now.

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319.12.2017 16:51

Originally posted by Ketola:
Originally posted by ronhondo:
My $49 Huawei Ascend XT2 Black Friday Sale is just as good as Apples expensive slave labor crap. Apple builds phones for $150 and you fools buy them for $1000. Crazy !
I think people lost their perspective on the over-priced Apple Watches. I reckon they could sell bottled water for $50 a pop by now.
Originally posted by Ketola:
Originally posted by ronhondo:
My $49 Huawei Ascend XT2 Black Friday Sale is just as good as Apples expensive slave labor crap. Apple builds phones for $150 and you fools buy them for $1000. Crazy !
I think people lost their perspective on the over-priced Apple Watches. I reckon they could sell bottled water for $50 a pop by now.
Yes .. Apple Water ! $150 a bottle !

419.12.2017 18:29

"most revolutionary change in iPhones since perhaps their introduction"

What exactly is so revolutionary? Those new stupid animated emojis? Face recognition for your password? Give me a f***ing break! The reality is that it's very hard to come up with new and original ideas for smartphones since it's all been done already. How about allowing people to add extra memory vie SD cards? That would be nice.

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524.12.2017 12:14

Originally posted by fb2075:
"most revolutionary change in iPhones since perhaps their introduction"

What exactly is so revolutionary? Those new stupid animated emojis? Face recognition for your password? Give me a f***ing break! The reality is that it's very hard to come up with new and original ideas for smartphones since it's all been done already. How about allowing people to add extra memory vie SD cards? That would be nice.
There are a lot of things apple could add to improve the iPhone, here are just 10...

-Removable batteries...ones that don't have to be replaced every year and that last over 10 hours on a charge.
-MicroSD card slots
-Headphone jacks (on the top of the phone; not the bottom!)
-A raised edge around the screen to reduce the chances of cracks
-A nice, clean Android install
-A reasonable price
-Production by non-slave, non-child workers
-Standard USB connectors so you can charge it anywhere
-Good cameras (what it has are good enough for a $200 phone, not for a $1000 phone)
-Eliminate the requirement that PC users install iTunes.

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