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Apple trying to counter rumors of iPhone XR's lousy sales

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 29 Nov 2018 12:05 User comments (3)

Apple trying to counter rumors of iPhone XR's lousy sales As soon as it was clear that Apple would be introducing a new cheaper iPhone, and this would be months before the actual announcement, people were quick to call it the next big thing.
Many, including some of us here at AfterDawn, were sure this was going to be a huge seller, perhaps even breaking records.

Just a month later rumors have suggested that this not actually be the case, but instead it was indeed the opposite. According to rumors Apple has had to reduce the production estimates, and that's not a good look.

The iPhone component manufacturers have also issued warnings for their quarterly results which has been taken to indicate bad iPhone sales.

Apple's stock has been in decline ever since the new iPhone XR launched late last month, and now it was time for Apple to try an rectify the situation.

Apple's Greg Joswiak has told in an interview with CNET that iPhone XR hasn't been the problem it has been portrait to be. According to Joswiak, the iPhone XR has "been our most popular iPhone each and every day since the day it became available."

That doesn't exactly deny the bad sales, though, it just states that iPhone XS and XS Max were worse. Unfortunately Joswiak doesn't reveal any figures, which isn't a surprise considering Apple has stopped issuing iPhone (or iPad/Mac) unit sales figures even as a part of quarterly results.

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3 user comments

130.11.2018 14:30

How could they fail with a $400 phone for only $1000? Maybe they need bigger logos? Brighter LED's in the logo's? Clearly the hardware quality, repair issues, anti-consumer practices, and insane price are not to blame since people are just buying the logo anyway. Maybe a projector for the logo...then it could be really big!

27.12.2018 14:56

Originally posted by KillerBug:
How could they fail with a $400 phone for only $1000? Maybe they need bigger logos? Brighter LED's in the logo's? Clearly the hardware quality, repair issues, anti-consumer practices, and insane price are not to blame since people are just buying the logo anyway. Maybe a projector for the logo...then it could be really big!
Are we talking about Samsung or Apple?

The XR isn't a $1000 either, which is why analysts felt it would be Apple's most popular as it combines tech from the recent X refresh and XS update at a lower cost.

Let's not pretend that smartphones have suddenly become affordable. I believe that's the real trend here that Apple and others have no more gimmicks to sell us as there's very little innovation between each iteration of these devices, no matter who the manufacturer is.

38.12.2018 17:30

Yeah, the fanboy-ism on here is nauseating. Get over yourselves.

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