A little more than a week ago we told you in another news something very similar, that the demand for the iPhone X is not as expected by Apple. Then it was the suppliers of components for the manufacture of the terminal that revealed this situation, now it is also the analysts who confirm it.
The manufacturers of components of the iPhone X are seeing how Apple orders are being much lower than those promised by the Cupertino at first, something that would undoubtedly prove that sales of the terminal would not be expected by Apple.
Demand for the iPhone X down
Now it is the turn of one of the most reputable Wall Street analysts, Karl Ackerman of Cowen & Co, to add fuel to the sales of the iPhone X and in general of the entire range of terminals presented by Apple in 2017, with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. And according to this analyst the demand for the iPhone X is still lower than expected by Apple. For Ackerman, what is happening is that iPhone users are preferring to stay on the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus instead of upgrading to iPhone 8 or iPhone X, which has influenced much lower than expected sales for the new models.
The analyst says that although the new models are sold at a fairly high price, this is not enough to meet the expectations set by Apple. Of course it is the confirmation of something that we have seen many even in our closest circles, the iPhone users who have preferred to keep the iPhone 7 because the iPhone 8 is not a sufficient jump, and discard the iPhone X for its high price . Even some are making the leap to Android with more interesting alternatives.
Despite these expectations not fulfilled by Apple, it is expected that the overall iPhone sales will continue apace, with total sales in the last quarter of 2017 of 79 million units, slightly more than 78, 29 million units sold in the first quarter of 2017. Although sales of the iPhone X are not as expected, Apple could achieve even a record sales in the current quarter, which ends on January 30, 2018. In any case it does not seem that the iPhone X will be responsible for these important sales, but the previous models of the Cupertino firm.