iPhone X Will Continue to Deteriorate Popularity of iPhone 8 Thanks to Scaling Demand, Says Analyst

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Nov 11, 2017
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A new investor note touches once more on the popularity of the iPhone X throughout the 2017 holiday quarter. Unfortunately, as the popularity of the new smartphone is taken to new heights, Apple’s previous-gen design phone, the iPhone 8 is going to suffer for it.

iPhone X Production Expected to Be Between 25-27 Million Units During Holiday Quarter – Strong Demand Continuing Into 2018

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone X will be bulldozing through the competition during the holiday season, and quite surprisingly, the iPhone 8 Plus has been selling well too. It might not find its place amongst the five best selling phones right now, but according to the analyst, the exclusive features you get with the device are resulting in its high demand.

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Unfortunately, the sales of these two phones will eventually end up cannibalizing the iPhone 8 numbers, which Kuo believes will start to sell worse than originally expected. One of the reasons is that the iPhone 8 features few selling points in comparison to the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.

Consumers that earlier had problems with the iPhone X such as the new Face ID security and lack of a home button have seemed to have gotten over this. In addition, the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X feature larger battery capacities leading to much better battery life than iPhone 8.

During Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings report, the tech giant provided a revenue forecast that was in the range 84-87 billion USD. The aforementioned amount could be generated thanks to the huge popularity boost of the iPhone X during the holiday season.

In addition, a new report detailed that the popularity of the iPhone X will be at such a point where it will become a healthy contributor to the smartphone market in 2018.

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Do you think the iPhone 8 is going to be left behind in this race? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

Source: 9to5Mac

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