Before and after the iPhone X was released, analysts were obsessed with how many units Apple would be selling of its radically redesigned handset. Initially, they hyped the handset’s launch and expected Apple to sell 100 million units in a single quarter. Later, they claimed that it had not sold as per expectations with its sales slowing down greatly after the initial launch quarter. Billionaire investor Warren Buffet, however, thinks that analysts are missing the point by obsessing with the short-term sales of the iPhone X.
iPhone X: Everything You Need to Know!
The iPhone X was not just the world’s best selling smartphone in February, but it was the most popular and best-selling smartphone for Q1 2018. The data from analytics firm Strategy Analytics points to Apple shipping 16 million units in the first three months of the year.
The latest data from Kantar for the period ending March 2018 shows the impressive run of the iPhone X, and how it has helped the Cupertino company in regaining some of its lost market share in China. Apple’s smartphone sales in the United Sales were largely flat at 59.1 percent, up by 0.1 percent from the previous quarter.
LG today unveiled the G7 ThinQ, it’s latest flagship phone. Its the first phone from a renowned Android OEM to feature a notch display design at the front.
Contradictory to what various reports and rumors had suggested, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook suggests that the iPhone X continues to remain incredibly popular among customers. While he did not provide any specific numbers, he did mention that “each and every week” during Q1 2018, customers chose the iPhone X over any other iPhone.
From a design viewpoint, the iPhone X shares very little with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 series. With a completely revamped design featuring an all-display front, the iPhone X feels more premium to look and hold than the iPhone 8 which Apple had unveiled alongside it. And yet like its brother, the iPhone X features an IP67 rating thereby making it dust and water-resistant.
Hardware wise, the iPhone X is the best phone Apple has ever made. Apple made a lot of bets with the iPhone X. The bezel-less display, the notch, the new software gestures. And Apple has mostly pulled off the hardware changes. But it’s the software reshuffling in iOS which has been less-than-stellar. So many features like Control Center gesture feel like they’re bolted on.
Samsung in its earning’s report blamed the slow growth of its display department on the lower than anticipated demand for the iPhone X. The company’s display business grew by a modest 3.4 percent, far lower than its overall 20 percent growth rate.
Canalys estimates that Apple shipped “fewer than” 14 million iPhone X units in Q1 2018. That’s almost a 50 percent decline in shipments from Q4 2017 as Apple had shipped 29 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017.
Creative Strategies, Inc. recently put together an in-depth study of iPhone X owners, hoping to get a feel for how early adopters feel about Apple’s newest flagship smartphone.