1. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    I received this article in an email from iPhoneHacks.

    I highly doubt that Apple will be eliminating the iPhone X from it's line-up anytime soon.
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    04-27-2018 10:54 AM
  2. doogald's Avatar
    Ok, I've been throwing shade on the "iPhone X sales are disappointing" in another thread, but I am just as skeptical - maybe more so - about this one. How is this data tabulated?

    Again, maybe it's best just to wait for next week when Apple reports quarterly results. If they say that the iPhone X is meeting or exceeding sales we expected to see - well, they can't say that on a results call if it is not true. If they say nothing about how sales match expectations, then I think we can infer that they are not meeting expectations. Tim Cook and Luca Maestri know that this is a rumored issue and I think that they have to speak to it one way or the other.
    04-27-2018 02:11 PM
  3. eyesopen1111's Avatar
    Apple is absolutely killing it. Most of the sky-is-falling BS is clickbait nonsense. Article after article shows Apple's dominance, from profitability to unit sales to design to desirability. It's crazy.

    Apple also owns the kids, which means they likely own the future, too. "82 percent of teens surveyed said they owned an iPhone, and 84 percent said their next phone would be an iPhone." https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than-...e-survey-says/
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    04-28-2018 07:36 AM
  4. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    iPhone X Was the Highest Selling Smartphone Worldwide in February 2018
    Ok, cool.
    04-28-2018 02:31 PM
  5. DMP89145's Avatar
    Again, maybe it's best just to wait for next week when Apple reports quarterly results.
    This is best. You can find all kind of speculation on the internet, like...

    "The iPhone X, Apple’s new flagship phone and heir apparent to the universal design of a smartphone, only accounted for 16% of the company’s smartphone sales so far in 2018, according to estimates (pdf) from analyst Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. The share of all new iPhones sold in the first quarter of 2018 has slid to 60%, down from 78% in 2015, the report stated. The new models include the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus—meaning the old versions of iPhone are selling almost as well as their updated counterparts."

    https://qz.com/1260811/apples-second...phone-x-sales/

    Until they actually comment on the call, everything else just isn't factual...
    04-28-2018 03:33 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Quarterly results won't likely have it broke down to show how much is the X.
    04-28-2018 04:23 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    Quarterly results won't likely have it broke down to show how much is the X.
    No, but, as I said, there should be a general statement of sales vs. expectations. The stock is selling off because analysts are nervous that they are not as good as expected. If there is no statement, I believe that analysts inference will be that sales are, indeed, lower than expected.
    04-28-2018 06:59 PM
  8. anony_mouse's Avatar
    I received this article in an email from iPhoneHacks.

    I highly doubt that Apple will be eliminating the iPhone X from it's line-up anytime soon.
    Who has ever claimed that Apple will eliminate the iPhone 10 from its line up "anytime soon"?
    04-29-2018 03:53 AM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    Who has ever claimed that Apple will eliminate the iPhone 10 from its line up "anytime soon"?
    There have been tons of articles online about Apple "killing" the iPhone X. I think the articles are looking at it incorrectly though. I don't think Apple will continue to sell the current X at a cheaper price point as they have older models up until now. That will be relegated to the 8/8 Plus. They'll just replace the X with a newer model, continue to sell the 8/8 Plus, and drop the current X.
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    04-29-2018 06:24 AM
  10. Tartarus's Avatar
    There have been tons of articles online about Apple "killing" the iPhone X. I think the articles are looking at it incorrectly though. I don't think Apple will continue to sell the current X at a cheaper price point as they have older models up until now. That will be relegated to the 8/8 Plus. They'll just replace the X with a newer model, continue to sell the 8/8 Plus, and drop the current X.
    Finally someone that gets it. The iPhone X in its current state is an anniversary phone. Next year’s models will incorporate major aspects of it, with some small exterior and internal changes.
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    04-29-2018 06:47 AM
  11. anony_mouse's Avatar
    There have been tons of articles online about Apple "killing" the iPhone X. I think the articles are looking at it incorrectly though. I don't think Apple will continue to sell the current X at a cheaper price point as they have older models up until now. That will be relegated to the 8/8 Plus. They'll just replace the X with a newer model, continue to sell the 8/8 Plus, and drop the current X.
    I have a slightly different prediction. Apple may drop the iPhone 10 if they need to make significant changes to reduce its cost for sale at a lower price next year, or to avoid competing with other new models. Or they may not. I have no strong opinion either way.

    However, I would not be surprised if they drop the iPhone 8/8+, and most of the earlier models too. The 8/8+ are woefully uncompetitive at their current price compared to the competition - look at the small 16:9 LCD screens, wide bezels, old fashioned design, etc. I tend to believe the rumours suggesting that Apple will refresh the whole of the iPhone line up, down to the models costing around EUR 550 - which is the current price of the iPhone 6S. They will surely refresh the iPhone SE too - this is a 2012 industrial design!

    Apart from the iPhone 10, Apple's iPhone line up looks pretty out of date and overpriced at the moment. This is like early 2014. Apple then caught up with the rest of the industry in late 2014 with the iPhone 6, which finally brought a screen size in line with the competition. This was wildly successful. I have a feeling they will do the same this year - only not just for the new flagship phones, but also much further down the range. If so, it might be a good time to buy Apple shares.
    04-29-2018 08:22 AM
  12. sekelani's Avatar
    Great sales or bad sales! Doesn’t bother me really. I love this phone and bought it lol.
    04-29-2018 08:42 AM
  13. Andrew Clark1's Avatar
    I don’t see nearly as many iPhone 10’s that I thought I would. I love the phone though.
    04-29-2018 09:19 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Finally someone that gets it. The iPhone X in its current state is an anniversary phone. Next year’s models will incorporate major aspects of it, with some small exterior and internal changes.
    I've been saying on here since it came out in September, that it was an anniversary model. A Limited Edition Anniversary model.
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    05-01-2018 04:50 PM
  15. Cladster's Avatar
    Could be a collectors edition then.
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    05-01-2018 07:03 PM
  16. Almeuit's Avatar
    I highly doubt that Apple will be eliminating the iPhone X from it's line-up anytime soon.
    I wouldn't see Apple getting rid of it until the .. iPhone 11? (if that will be its name)
    05-03-2018 12:53 PM
  17. John Yester's Avatar
    It will be surely supported for the next 3-4 years.
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    05-03-2018 01:00 PM
  18. mogelijk's Avatar
    It will be surely supported for the next 3-4 years.
    I'm thinking it will be supported at least 5 years. When I bought the iPhone 5s, with it upgrading to a 64-bit processor, I suspected that it would end up being supported longer than other iPhones. It appears, with rumors that the 5s will support iOS 12, that it will be.

    With the iPhone X being, again, the first of a new design, I suspect it will continue to be supported longer than the iPhone 8 series, simply because in 3 or 4 years Apple will want to discontinue support of the older interface.
    05-05-2018 12:58 PM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    With the iPhone X being, again, the first of a new design, I suspect it will continue to be supported longer than the iPhone 8 series, simply because in 3 or 4 years Apple will want to discontinue support of the older interface.
    I'd say probably not, because iOS 14, 15, 16 (or whatever they will be called) will still need to support home buttons and Touch ID on today's iPads, particularly the Pros. I'd have a hard time believing that the X and 8/8+ won't be supported for an equivalent amount of time.
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    05-05-2018 03:37 PM
  20. mogelijk's Avatar
    I'd say probably not, because iOS 14, 15, 16 (or whatever they will be called) will still need to support home buttons and Touch ID on today's iPads, particularly the Pros. I'd have a hard time believing that the X and 8/8+ won't be supported for an equivalent amount of time.
    I'm sure people thought that about the 5s and 5c, as well.
    05-06-2018 01:35 PM
  21. doogald's Avatar
    I'm sure people thought that about the 5s and 5c, as well.
    With the exception that the 5c was essentially the hardware of the year-old 5 (with a 32 bit A6 vs the 64 bit A7 in the 5s) in a new case and was sold at the typical $100 lower price that last year's iPhone was sold. The 8 and X have the same A11 processor.
    05-06-2018 04:15 PM
  22. anony_mouse's Avatar
    There have been tons of articles online about Apple "killing" the iPhone X. I think the articles are looking at it incorrectly though. I don't think Apple will continue to sell the current X at a cheaper price point as they have older models up until now. That will be relegated to the 8/8 Plus. They'll just replace the X with a newer model, continue to sell the 8/8 Plus, and drop the current X.
    When will they do that? If you mean in autumn this year, then that probably counts as "killing the iPhone 10 soon".
    06-08-2018 09:19 AM
  23. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    06-08-2018 10:12 AM
  24. mogelijk's Avatar
    When will they do that? If you mean in autumn this year, then that probably counts as "killing the iPhone 10 soon".
    But, at least to me, that isn't "killing the iPhone X," that is merely replacing it with a new model. Killing a model implies that it is going away completely rather than just being replaced by a new model, at least to me. I've not heard any journalist talk about how Lenovo is killing the Moto Z2, despite it is being replaced by the Z3 and won't be built anymore. The usage of the word "killing" is based on the whole idea that the X failed, and implies that a new Apple phone will be more like the 8 or 8 Plus rather than the new models being an update on the X, and a larger X.
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    06-08-2018 03:55 PM
  25. Tartarus's Avatar
    But, at least to me, that isn't "killing the iPhone X," that is merely replacing it with a new model. Killing a model implies that it is going away completely rather than just being replaced by a new model, at least to me. I've not heard any journalist talk about how Lenovo is killing the Moto Z2, despite it is being replaced by the Z3 and won't be built anymore. The usage of the word "killing" is based on the whole idea that the X failed, and implies that a new Apple phone will be more like the 8 or 8 Plus rather than the new models being an update on the X, and a larger X.
    Exactly. Killing something is abruptly stopping the sales of a device without warning.

    If Apple chooses to discontinue selling the iPhone X in preference of their newest flagship, that’s their choice. It will keep the ‘10 year anniversary iphone’ monicker going, otherwise it wouldn’t be anniversary phone, would it now?
    06-08-2018 03:59 PM
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