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Is Apple About to Cancel the iPhone X? Poor Sales Mean Device Faces 'End of Life'

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:58 pm

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When Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the iPhone X last September, he said the $999 device would “set the path of technology for the next decade.” But while its technological credentials may not be in question, a poor reception for Apple’s most expensive iPhone may mean it is forced to step off that path within a year of going on sale.

Rumors stemming from Apple analysts suggest that a reduction in orders means iPhone X production may cease as early as this summer, which would be the first time Apple has discontinued an iPhone before unveiling a new model.

A research note by analysts at KGI Securities, seen by Apple news site Apple Insider, estimated iPhone X shipments in the first quarter of 2018 were at around 18 million devices—a significant reduction on previous flagship iPhones.

Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told the publication that the lack of demand will see the “end of life” for the iPhone X, meaning it will not be offered to customers as a lower-cost option when new iPhone models are released later this year.

i personally find it bizarre that people are willing to spend a thousand dollars on a phone. maybe if Apple wasn't busy incorporating tech that is completely irrelevant to the purpose of a phone - like the ability to find wall studs - they could offer the phone at a more reasonable price.

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Re: Is Apple About to Cancel the iPhone X? Poor Sales Mean D

Postby ejonesss » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:47 am

i hope they do because $1000 for something can it's face scanner can be easily defeated with 3d printed mask and 18 month life span and swelling batteries is too much for to afford.
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