Apple iPhone X usage tops that of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during their respective launch weekends

Apple iPhone X usage tops that of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus during their respective launch weekends
Localytics, a firm that deals with mobile analytics, measured app usage globally on 70 million iOS devices to come up with usage rates for individual iPhone models. According to this bit of analysis, the adoption of the Apple iPhone X during its opening weekend topped the initial weekend of usage for the combined Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The latter two were launched on September 22nd while the iPhone X launched on November 3rd.

According to Localytics, the Apple iPhone 7 is currently the most widely used iPhone model as nearly one out of every five Apple handsets in use is an iPhone 7. The iPhone X has a .93% market share while the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8 have 2.18% and 1.68% slices of the iPhone pie respectively.

But when you look at data for each iPhone model(s) opening weekend, the .93% tallied by the iPhone X outperformed the .7% scored for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined. The bottom line is that despite its expensive price ($999 for 64GB and $1,1149 for 256GB), the Apple iPhone X is off to a good start on a global basis.


source: Localytics via TechCrunch

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33 Comments

1. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

6S with 64GB was the best iPhone

3. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I use an iPhone 8 Plus and I still agree with you. That phone and the iPad Air 2 never seem to slow down.

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

So Apple is sharing your usage info with stats firms out there. Go Apple! I thought they were bagging out Google at one point there?? Calling that kettle black again!

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Your profile pic says a lot about you....lol Didn't you go to school today boy?

17. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Piyath can you not handle the truth of being called a sheep? Because it certainly fits in your case. The other thing to take away from this chart is around 20% of iPhones only have a resolution of 1920x1080 or higher. Talk about a joke. Especially when the vast majority of iPhones have a resolution of HD or under.

24. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

You stupid f**k, who cares about screen resolution when you have an awesome quality screen to work with without any blue tints or burn in issues or dull colors like on Pixel 2 xl....lol And the new iPhone X has nearly 2K resolution anyway.

26. Peacetoall unregistered

Its like iphone X display is not super amoled

28. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1161; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Apple supposedly did a good job on the screen calibration for the iPhone X, screen made by Samsung and as Apple has acknowledged could suffer from burn in over time, like any OLED screens will do. Of the images I've seen so far, only when high contrast backgrounds are used does the screen of the iPhone X look quite good. When using a lot of bright colors it just seems to just wash out a bit. Less pop and more fizzle.

13. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 153; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

I had an iPhone 7 32GB for a few months but the 6S 64GB was still faster. Even now it runs iOS 11 with no hiccups.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Storage speeds probably had a lot to do with why your 7 felt slower. Lower capacity iPhones (and phones in general) have that same problem.

21. Furbal unregistered

Yeah the 32gb models were crap for storage speed

2. LiLLicky

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 27, 2017

I still like the se

4. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

So out of 70 million active devices only 650,000 were iPhone X.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I mean... it was the first week of it being available to the general public, and this is (for all intensive purposes) a census. What were you expecting?

9. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That means if we take the whole active iOS user base around the world on any given time, which surpasses 1 billion active users, the actual number comes as close to 10 million iPhone X users. 10 million iPhone X units within the 1st weekend is not bad....lol

16. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1161; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except it isn't 1 billion active users, but active devices, big difference. I know people that have 3 iPhones and 2 iPads on 1 account. Kinda ruins your point doesn't it?

18. sgodsell

Posts: 6737; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Its actually iOS devices. But that means iPod Touches, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TV. You are so right when you said people have multiple iOS devices.

22. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

People who have multiple iOS devices and use the same Apple account for all those devices are very low compared to one device-one account demographic. I also know some people like that but it's the rarity than the norm for sure. And that 1 billion mark was reported back in 2016 January, since then the number surely has gone up considerably.

27. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1161; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Well same user different accounts is definitely an option too. I think you really understimate it though. By comparison in 2016 Google logged more than 1 billion active users monthly, I think active devices even topped 2 billion. Apple's userbase hasn't grown considerably though, they remain reliant on a solid userbase. Huawei for example has grown considerably the last few years.

23. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Oh and I haven't met a single person who has 3 iPhones and 2 iPads on 1 account, sorry.

29. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1161; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

One of my coworkers and his wife shared an account like that, but he switched to a Galaxy S8 earlier this year after having used iPhones exclusively since the iPhone 4 and yearly upgraded to the latest model. My uncle owns an iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch all with the same account.

31. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Get it right Piyath, the figures are for devices, "1 billion active devices". These figures include Iphone, mac, macbooks, ipads, watches, apple tv, ipod. There are nowhere near 1 billion active iPhones. Apple have not even sold a billion phones never mind them all still being active.

7. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Congrat apple on the most sucesful smart phone launch in history

8. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I like mine

10. Xilam unregistered

And I would like mine.. but I’d like a lot of things that I can’t afford.

12. EC112987

Posts: 1213; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I use an SE and I love it. It does everything my 7plus did. I also use a S8plus but that's more for watching videos and taking pictures. The joy of using two phones. I don't hate apple but the minor quirks the iPhone X brings isn't an upgrade from my SE.

19. iSeeU

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 03, 2017

Where is Mxzyptlk? Haven't seen him over few months know....

20. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Still lurking around with his multiple accounts, some of his accounts got banned too.

25. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

iPhone X propably will be Apple best selling smartphone ever, it's almost perfect phone, you can't make phone much better.

30. BullDozer

Posts: 149; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Declining trend continues. Iphonyx was only able to beat ip8 launch which was huge failure.

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