Apple is said to ship over 29 million iPhone X units in the last quarter of 2017. Out of the 29 million shipped, 7 million units were shipped in China alone. This report comes from the credible source Canalys. The report also highlighted that the Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 models also shipped well in Q4 2017. It also highlighted that older generation iPhones are still popular with users looking for value for money iPhone.
KGI Securities predicted that Apple would ship just 18 million iPhone Xs in Q1 2018, which will be followed by a poor Q2 2018 with just 13 million units expected to ship. And in China, the demand for the future of iPhone has fallen down drastically.
“Apple is looking at its best performance to date, all thanks to the massive changes it made to its portfolio in Q3,” said Canalys Analyst TuanAnh Nguyen.
Canalys also stated that Apple’s risk at upgrading the iPhone in both and user experience alongside new technologies such as Face ID and bezel-less displays had helped the company. More importantly, Apple launched three new iPhones, instead of the boring two-iPhone cycle.
“While new technologies, such as Face ID and bezel-less displays, help to justify the US$999 price tag and maintain competitiveness with Samsung, Huawei and Google, having a larger portfolio allows Apple to meet its overall shipment targets, and protect its market leadership in the premium segment,” added the report.
But these shipments are alright because Apple is facing a huge demand, but the shipments are expected to fall drastically because of the equally better Android smartphones. To be noted, Apple reduced the prices of iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE right after the launch of iPhone X, and they’re still said to be shipping better than the iPhone X.
Apple is expected to launch two new iPhones this year as well- a 6.1-inch iPhone X with an LCD display and a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus with an OLED display.