The iPhone X is indeed a major creation for Apple, but several analysts already suggested that iPhone X sales in the fiscal first quarter would not be able to meet the original projection of 50 million and reach just 30 million units.
But this hasn't sat well with some South Koreans and Apple Insider reported that Seoul's Citizens United for Consumer Sovereignty filed a complaint against Cupertino claiming that the performance throttling is actually a move to prompt iPhone uses to upgrade to the latest handsets. This is interesting as the notch enables facial recognition features, including Face ID, through the built-in TrueDepth Camera system. "And, Apple launched the new phones on a different schedule, announcing three new models at once, but delaying the launch of the most advanced and expensive one, iPhone X, for five weeks following the launch of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus".More news: A year later, Trump bends, but doesn't break, Washington
Ming-Chi-Kuo is a renowned Apple analyst and according to him, if the iPhone X continues on the same track as it is continuing and does not get in people's good books, it might be discontinued. "IPhone 7 and 7 Plus grabbed nearly one-quarter of sales in the quarter, and the two- year old iPhone 6S and 6S Plus accounted for 8% of sales". The arrival of the iPhone X altered this mix, as the iPhone X dimensions closely match the iPhone 8, but its edge-to-edge screen is actually larger than that of the iPhone 8 Plus.
Mr Kuo also believes there will be a modest 5 per cent growth in overall sales during the first half of 2018.More news: China sought to water down Vancouver meeting on North Korea
A report from TechInsights found the iPhone X's flashier parts cost Apple 25 percent more than the iPhone 8, but that it retailed 43 percent higher. Combined iPhone 8 models took 41%, iPhone X 20% and all other iPhones accounted for 39%.
There were only 4.97 million Weibo posts mentioning the iPhone X so far in December compared to over 11 million for the iPhone 6 in the equivalent period in 2014, the analysis showed.More news: Olivia Munn shares texts between herself and Anna Faris about Chris Pratt