iPhone 8 Production Has Been Severed in Half Due to Poor Demand – iPhone X Anticipation Responsible?
It is a matter of perspective, as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus could be seen as a blessing or curse for Apple, with the production of both these devices being cut by half thanks to poor demand of both these mobile phones. One of the reasons can also be that consumers are waiting for the arrival of the iPhone X and are willing to pay top dollar for it.
Apple cuts iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Orders by Around 50% - Aims to Focus Production for iPhone X
With users not seeing enough differentiation between iPhone 8 and iPhone 7, Apple has decided to cut production by 50 percent. This slump in demand could very well be due to a high anticipation of the iPhone X, which costs a whopping $999 for the base model. Considering that the iPhone 8 costs $699, spending money on it while missing out on exclusive features is not something that consumers would want to embark on.
Sure both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus feature the best smartphone hardware that money can buy but its design differentiation from its predecessors might be one solid reason why customers are waiting for the arrival of the iPhone X.
According to a report, the iPhone X sales are actually going to be a catalyst for smartphone growth in 2018, with global shipments expected to increase by 6 percent as opposed to this year.
What do you think could be the reason for this slump in iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus demand? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.
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News Source: UDN
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