Despite Price, iPhone X Set To Become Best Selling Smartphone Ever
iPhone X units now make up over 3% of the active iPhone installs today after only just over four weeks release on November 3, according to research. Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland, and Japan and the countries splashing out most on this new super-phone from Apple
Furthermore, countries where previous iPhone Plus models have been popular show a direct correlation with quick adoption rates on the iPhone X, because iPhone users in those countries are far more inclined to be swayed by larger displays and the excellent dual-lens camera technology and almost accustomed to the extra spend.
The usual manufacturing holdups apparently have had very little effect on early adopters of iPhone X, which is said to be “very similar” to buy rates of previous flagship iPhones launches over the same time period.
In the US, iPhone X adoption after three weeks matched the adoption of iPhone 8 Plus and beat early adoption levels for both the iPhone 8 and 7 Plus. Only the iPhone 7 model had greater initial success. In Japan, initial iPhone X adoption was as good as or better than any recent iPhone launch, and matched the level of the iPhone 7.
The tech giant Apple are on course to have their best year. Apple always enjoy year-on-year increases in iPhone sales. In the fourth quarter of 2017 Apple will likely ship 88.8 million iPhones which is the highest number of iPhones ever to be shipped in a single quarter.
If Apple are to ship just 31 million iPhone X units it will cause the iPhone average selling price to exceed US$700 for the first time in the iPhone’s history. Any doubts consumers had over Apples claim to be the leading smartphone innovator seem to have become distant voices post iPhone X.