Apple reportedly resumes production of the iPhone X as iPhone XS/XS Max sales lag

Unable to meet its contractual obligations with Samsung for OLED panels due to weaker than expected sales of the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple is reportedly restarting production of the iPhone X.
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14. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Apple needs a new strategy. Huawei is coming on strong.

38. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

A Chinese clone is nowhere on Apples radar.

46. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah, because it's already surpass Apple's market share for half year now.

52. baldilocks

Posts: 1489; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Honda sells more cars than Bentley, but doesn’t mean it’s even in the same league.

53. koioz unregistered

But honda cars are faster and better. Except security (doubtful because a 16 yr old teen can hack it) and "short endurance" speed of iphone, nothing more can it be better than huawei's flagship. Only non rational beings buy luxury wannabe, over hyped hardware.

73. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Right. And Huawei phones are better than the iPhone. And aren't charging an arm and a leg for them either.

81. almostdone

Posts: 428; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Apple is only superior in inflated prices and marketing hype. The flagships from other OEMs are at least equal or if not better IMO.

18. D34ever

Posts: 221; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Looks like the days of raising iPhone prices are over for Apple.

21. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 650; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Apple made the right choice because the iPhone X is practically better than the XS in every way, making it more attractive to consumers.

22. whatev

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao, Techie is going orgasmicly to a meltdown, look at that mess of essay above, so pathetic

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 6942; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Do you really believe that Apple is thinking in your laymen terms? Can anyone remember a time when they sold cheap products, because I can't? Even when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy it still had the most expensive (and better built) products on the market.

36. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Better built? In 2004 Dell had a 18% rate of failure vs Apple at 17%. A compnay that makes far less products should have far less problems. Yet Dell was better because of of over 12M computers sold per quarter, only 18% failed. Whole Apple selling less than 2M per quarter were at a 17% failure rate. iPhone 6 and 6S family combined for a 62% failurevrate for just 2 models. While all Samsung phones combined models only reach 44% and the single worse model was 7%. Which was the S7. That means wvwn Samsung cheap plastic $200 phones are better than the iPhone in how long they last. Samsung phones dont have to be throted after just one year. Samsung phones do come with premium headphone and better quality accessories. Apple swlls cheap stuff at a high price and yes they aleays have and they never have to stop. For the money Apple has they should offer more. Even Samsung offers 15GB of cloud aturage like Google and Microsodt and ityers do for free. Apple on 5GB? I uploaded my entire library to Google foe free when Apple wantes $25 a month. And i can stream to anythjng inclusing my tv. Apple charging and i cant so that. Its all about value for the price and its the same reason the Mac doesn't sell 12M per quarter like HP of 10M like Dell. Its not just cause of price because people will pay more to get more. Its because Apple skims on whatever they can to increase profit and give nothing They wont wvwn give you a $5 fast charger or $10 premium headphones. Dont you think the iPhone X, XR, XS shoikd all come with Beats X headphones? I do. Dont you think the charging cable and heaphone cabke bw heavier and thicker so they last longer? Samsung thinks so, why cant Apple. See its those little things that matter for the price you pay. Enjoy paying ridiclous price for a wire they could have included. They should have went bankrupt. Whose gonna miss them? They arent even USA GDP. While Samsung is 25% of its countries GDP because they make products in the country. Apple doesn't. The price of Apple products are not the issue. People can and will pay it. My totql issue since I also buy Apple products, is i want them to have and be capable of doing what a product that cost the same does. For thw $3000 you spend on a Mac, you can build a awesome gaming machine for less money, with more of everything. People dont want to pay more and keep getting less. Look hownit treata customer? Tell them a $100 repair is $1000. How can repair an IPhone X cost more than it did to make? Explain this? Eithee just argue the facts or live in denial of them. I want Apple to be a success. But not at the price of ripping me off.

41. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’m going to be real with you. Not one person is going to read all that. Stop wasting your time.

54. koioz unregistered

I red it, and I am a person. And you're a troll. Lmao

59. Vokilam

Posts: 1153; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I don’t think you know how percentages work. Also, Please summarize - not gonna read the whole thing.

60. Leo_MC

Posts: 6942; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dell and Samsung are also having great built products. I know by now that you hate Apple so what do you expect me to do about it? If you don't like how the iPhone is built, don't like the features, the prices, the colors, the package, Tim Cook, the fact that Apple is a rich company, DON'T BUY IT; enjoy your precious Samsung and STOP BITCHING, dude. Oh, and I get to do whatever the f**k I want with my money (I just put an order for an iPad and a Samsung wireless charger - which doesn't have a wall socket - for my new iPhone even when I could have gotten a cheaper ravpower) and, considering that I can still sell my 5y old 5s for 100€ (BTW, how much is a S4 today and what version of Android it runs?) and my 7 for 400€, I think I got great bang for bucks with my Apple devices (not to mention that my 5y Mac still is very ok for my usage; I will probably get the new Air for the next 5-6y and I will spend no more than 700€ for it, trading the old Air). It's so funny to see noobies talking about money :))).

65. Vokilam

Posts: 1153; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Awesome post. It’s so annoying that he whines about the same exact thing three times in a row on every article.

80. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

So I'm whining because I'm being asked to pay $1000 for something that I see doesn't offer the value to justify the price? It's my money bruh. I like Apple products. I want them to be what they actually cost. On YT there are tons of videos that talk about Apple greed and overpricing products for little changes. Please show me how the XS Max is with $300 more than last years iPhone 8. I said the same thing of Samsung. Show me how the Note 9 is worth $250 more than the Note 7. I am not saying the latest iPhone should be exactly like the Note 9. But the Note has better heasphinwa, better display, more storage even without including sdcard support, more ram, more features, fast charger bigger battery, better cameras and more. Samsung atwaat offers value for it costs. Apple is all a out profit because 70% of their income is iPhone and less sales

86. Leo_MC

Posts: 6942; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

What do you like about Apple products if not their features? You have shown within the last 2 message a high level of economic illiteracy; the price is not about a product’s worth, it is about the buyer opinion of a product’s worth. Either you, me and other members of this site like it or we don’t, iPhone XS Max is worth its price, because the clients are willing to pay it. It’s like cars: even though GT-R is cheaper and has better performances than a 911, people associate Porsche with “sports car” and pay more for one; the problem (for Nissan) is that Porsche, even though it’s more expensive, it also delivers on what users want.

68. damonarena

Posts: 47; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

The one with money never sells or trade old phones

69. Leo_MC

Posts: 6942; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It's hard to believe that someone made money by turning investments into expenses... I donate/sell most of the things I don't need anymore, because, even though I don't get any money, I also don't spend more money with them (I don't have to store them, clean them, check them out from time to time etc).

26. lyndon420

Posts: 6607; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Apple - "We're stopping production of the iPhone X to entice you to buy our newest lineup". Apple - "We're starting up production of our iPhone X again...because our new lineup sucks". lol

34. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Where there's smoke, theres fire. Where theres OLED, theres Samsung. This has to be cooking Cooks ass.

40. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’m about to pass on the new iPad 11 and get a Surface Pro but hear they’re a buggy mess so not sure now. Already have a desktop that’s buggy enough. Maybe Tab S4?

43. whatev

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I’d understand if you passed on the new iPhones but comparing the new iPad Pro with Tab S4, and then falling for the latter? Seriously? :-S

47. worldpeace

Posts: 3106; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If all he need if a slab for browsing internet, watching youtube, and writing some stuff. It will work the same for both device. Especially with $100 discount and free AKG headphone for black friday.

48. whatev

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why buying an overpriced android tablet then when he can get the iPad 2018 which is around 300+$? That iPad is better, please don’t come with the basic specs spewing, we all know the processor on that tablet is from last year which was less powerful than the A10, and the amount of apps and games optimized for the iPad can’t be compared to the experimental play store for android tablets

49. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Haven’t pulled trigger on Tab S4 yet. Gotta Air 2 which still works good. Really like the iPad Pro 11 so still might get one. Like to get the most powerful option for future proof. Like the zugu case if I do get one.

50. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm cool with my 12.9 2016 Pro, but man do I ever want a 12.9 2018. I'm gonna see what Apple would give me for my 12.9 in trade.

74. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Not as much as you would just selling it. Just like a car dealer isn't gonna give you much for your trade vs selling direct.

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