Apple rumored to slash iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus prices due to lower demand than expected


The following rumor might be coming straight from the land of make-believe, but it's interesting enough to warrant a mention.

Website DigiTimes has stumbled upon a report that borders with wishful thinking and claims that Apple might be considering a price slash for its top-of-the-line iPhone X, which is facing lower demand than expected and is not performing as good as Apple hopes. However, some analysts claim that not only the iPhone X, but all of Apple's 2017 phones are not breaking as many sales records are they are expected to be, which could be hinting that a price slash could be inbound for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus as well. 

The under-performing markets are reportedly Taiwan, Singapore, and Apple's most important one - the US. With a price slash of, say, $50 or more, sales of the devices might increase exponentially.

Price slashes are not uncommon for Apple, which has the habit of reducing prices for its older iPhones once a new model hits the shelves in September, though the purported low demand for the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus could theoretically force Cupertino to cut down prices earlier next year. A possible time window is early in Spring, when the company usually hosts a keynote at which non-iPhone products usually get announced. WWDC '18, though a strictly software-centric summit, is another possible keynote candidate for the announcement of such a price reduction.

Of course, this is just a rumor, so don't take it for granted.

source: DigiTimes

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51 Comments

1. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Piyath and cnour will say Apple is reducing prices cuz its making more profit.

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No I will say that: Of course, this is just a rumor, so don't take it for granted.

3. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Just a rumour. Apple never slashed price this soon.

5. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Rumours are built on some base.

8. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Most rumours about Apple is based on nothing, that's why most of them are wrong.

12. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Apple is selling lies, confirmed by midan. I mean, every little detail about every single device Apple sells is known weeks and months before you can buy them. All through the rumour mill.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Sure. I mean all the rumors about the iPhone X design were completely different than what came out...

41. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Most rumors about anything is usually wrong. But this one is right. IPhone 8 production was cut just one month after release. The IPhone X is priced out of selling range. Sure millions are buying it, twice as many aren't. That is why all of a sudden, shipping times caught up so fast. It usually takes as many as 60 days for shipping to get down to just a couple weeks. This time it happen in just a month.

54. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

And too many rumors about the same subject: Apple current phones line is selling bad.

37. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

First of all I have never seen so many BOGO deals already for iPhone 8's. Name a year where there was a buy one new iPhone just a couple of months since it first launched, and get another new free iPhone. We never saw deals like that before. Especially with the latest iPhones, and during the Holiday season timeframe. So it would definitely make sense to me and some others that have seen this as well, that Apple might drop their prices. What was Apple expecting in the first place by releasing another iPhone 6 version called the 8. Speaking of iPhone 6's, this is also the first year that Apple rereleased a new version of the original iPhone 6. Only this time instead of the original 16 GB of storage, Apple starts selling an iPhone 6 with the same 1 GB of RAM, same A8 SoC, same 8 no camera, same low resolution displays, only with 32 GB of storage.

40. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

BRUH... thank you, i do not understand why some people do NOT get this... such denial

42. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Yeah we have. It started with the IPhone 6S. Every carriers has offered the base iPhone free since the 6S. The BOGO deals started with the IPhone 7. Maybe because after using the same design for 2 years, it sells were slower. Then they come yet again and use the same design for the 8. I remember when iPhones didn't need BOGO deals, now they have then when other phones don't. Thatbtells you sells have been low and Carter is have to offer deals to get people to buy or they will be stuck with stock. IPhone X BOGO deals will start in January.

39. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because there isn't a first time for everything? Even if Apple doesn't, carriers already have offering $300 of with trade in. You know, bring the price down to where it actually should be.

48. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Of course this is just another lame rumor just like fake news in US.......haa haa haaaa. I pity those trolls and Apple haters who actually will wait for this to happen because it will never happen before the end of next year.

16. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Rumor? They lost 14 billion a few days ago! The iphones sucks, nothing new and people are starting to realize!

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone lacks some features that could make it way better, but it comes no where near to sucking. We know you hate it, you never stop reminding us.

33. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Ultimately, Apple is driven by one thing - money. Its decisions revolve around reducing production costs, pulling in more revenue, or capturing and then locking users into its ecosystem, and whether you like Apple or not, you have to admit that it's darn good at achieving these goals.

44. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Good phones suck too. Ask the Android/Samsung haters. I liked the X too. But yes overall it's sucks. For me it sucked because more than 1/2 my apps didn't work, the notch is annoying, 2-step login with Face ID and no quick alternative, were all deal breakers. Apple coukd/should have placed the FPS in the LOGO. If they can't get the under the screen version, watch rhwyvtry to put it back on the next model, and then claim they removed it because the FPS wasn't up to par, so we removed it to make it better. While they openly lied and claimed they never tried to do any other FPS.

59. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

And you never stop replying!

21. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

And that's why Apple is selling more than ever before?

31. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

What exciting times for Apple iPx !" ."We're so out of ideas that actively making them s**ttier and more user-hostile is the only innovation left."

45. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Based on what facts? So can Apple doesn't release sales numbers, what proof do you have? Oh the same analysts and rumors you choosing not to believe now?

20. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

I wont take it for granted, * price reduction on the way*

38. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Just a rumor? So you choosing not to believe this rumor, because it doesn't jive with your narrative Wait, it's the same rumor mill, which give us an idea what phones gonna look like before release, like how ever iPhone rumor has been? Those same rumors, that give us an idea of OEMs doing great things in the immediate future? Oh I see. Well of course you Are welcome to believe whatever you want. After all, we already what kind of person you are anyways. So your opinion about the subject, doesn't even matter. Especially when you're wrong. Here is a glimpse into the future for you. Before Jan 2018 is over, the iPhone X will be available on BOGO deals from at least TMO to start and others will follow.

49. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Of course this is just another lame rumor just like fake news in US.......haa haa haaaa. I pity those trolls and Apple haters who actually will wait for this to happen because it will never happen before the end of next year.

47. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Of course this won't happen, this is just another rumor outs by so called "analysts" to make some money off of it. Remember, Everybody makes money when they are close to Apple, unlike Google....lol

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

More these rumors appear more I’m convinced that iPhone X is breaking all records. Moreover, more this proves the frustration of the others.

9. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

17. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Only true Sheep are still convinced, you have what we call tunnel vision!

6. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

I appears that some people at the highly respected DigiTimes mixed in some Lysergic acid diethylamide and methamphetamine with their egg nog during the holiday season...

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