AT&T Communications CEO: "Our customers love the Apple iPhone X; sales have been strong"
by Alan Friedman / Nov 07, 2017, 10:55 PM
John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, called the Apple iPhone X the most widely anticipated iPhone in history. Speaking Tuesday on CNBC, the executive said that customers love the tenth anniversary iPhone and that sales at AT&T have been strong. In addition, he agreed when CNBC asked if he would call sales of the iPhone X by his firm, "bumper."
Part of this demand comes from the 350 million iPhone owners whose iOS powered phone is two or more years older. That is quite a large number of iPhone users who could be looking to upgrade to the latest and greatest iPhone of them all.
The iPhone X launched on November 3rd, the first Apple smartphone to come with an OLED panel. The 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen uses the TrueDepth front-facing camera to power the facial recognition system known as Face ID. The latter is used to unlock the device and verify identity for Apple Pay. Both back and front-facing cameras have Portrait Lighting to provide dramatic backdrops, and the glass back can be used with the new wireless charging option.
While some iPhone X recipients returned the handset just days after receiving it, these people are the exception, not the rule. Among the reasons we've heard for returning the phone are its less than intuitive gesture system, the "Notch" ruining the looks of the screen, too many apps that have yet to be optimized for the display, and buyer's remorse. Most, however, appear to be thrilled to have the iPhone X in their hands.
We don't know precisely how many iPhone X units have been sold by AT&T since pre-orders started to get accepted on October 27th. By way of comparison, BayStreet Research says that from the launch of the Motorola Moto Z2 Force in August through the end of October, AT&T has sold just 10,000 units of the Android handset. And the Moto Z2 Force came with a free Insta-Share Projector Moto Mod that normally costs $300.
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There's a reason why it's sold out at least in all of NY, and you'll have to wait few weeks to be able to pick it up from any store here. It's a great piece of hardware, and Apple did a great job at not being conservative with their approach for once in the past few years.
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 10:56 PM 7
Cough iphone 6 , 6 plus, 6s, 6s plus , 7 , 7 plus 8 , 8 plus , all were conservative approach. They all have same design language
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 11:01 PM 0
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Trolls will say other wise no matter how well an iPhone sells.....lol Sometimes it's very entertaining to troll with those trolls, amplify their pain and silence them.
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 2:05 AM 2
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Some people may know the reality on how to create hype. Apple makes a nice, solid product. There will be high demand for it. There will be lines to get it. It have "record-breaking" sales. And when the calendar turns to January and the total sales share numbers are published, Apple will be sitting right there at 13% of all the sales in the smartphone market. For all the long lines, in January, Apple will probably be passed by Huawei. Will that mean that Huawei is better than Apple once they start outselling them? Huawei's devices probably cost more to build. I guess sales aren't an indicator of how great a device is afterall. Android fans don't have emotions invested in a manufacturers quarterly profits. So, the reported frustrations, anger and, bitterness is reserved for Apple fans who are checking the company's balance sheet before their CFO does.
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 8:08 AM 1
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The funny thing is how android trolls are so pissed, angry, bitter and frustrated about everything that’s happening to apple now, they are having terrible days lately and I’m enjoying it laughing so hard at them :)
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 5:29 AM 1
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Tried out the iPhone X out at Target. So far outisde of the all screen display and Face ID requirement, I don't see the reason what makes this one better than the iPhone 8(which actually has a home button)
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 11:01 PM 0
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You never wanted to like it. If you have to have a home button than of coarse you won’t like it. If you want to not take a chance than you would be better if sticking to the mainstream phon. Which the only difference is really the os.
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 11:21 PM 1
I dont see how anyone can buy this phone, but to each his own
posted on Nov 07, 2017, 11:34 PM 0
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Is anyone really surprised? this is best smartphone ever made, it will be the hottest selling smartphone until new iPhone comes. From YouTube "Made in Paris - iPhone X Cinematic Short Film" go and check short movie about woman chef which was filmed with iPhone X, stunning quality.
posted on Nov 08, 2017, 12:28 AM 3
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