Compared to last year, fewer potential buyers want one of the new iPhone models

Compared to last year, fewer potential buyers want one of the new iPhone models
Compared to last year, fewer consumers want to buy one of the new iPhone models according to RBC Capital Markets. The securities firm conducted a survey and found that 64% of possible iPhone buyers want an Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone 8 Plus or an Apple iPhone X. That compares with last year's survey, which showed that 71% of prospective iPhone buyers wanted an Apple iPhone 7 or Apple iPhone 7 Plus.

RBC has a simple explanation. By not eliminating 2015's Apple iPhone 6s, the tech titan has kept available too many options for possible iPhone buyers to choose from. 4,000 people took the survey, which included questions about their familiarity with tech products, and their future phone purchasing plans.

Like other brokerage houses, RBC is still positive and bullish on Apple because of the higher price of the iPhone X. More than half the buyers in the survey said that they will purchase the highest storage variant of the iPhone X and the higher price tag will boost Apple's revenue, its margins and its profits. Add these together, and RBC sees a higher stock price ahead for Apple. The 64GB version of the iPhone X will cost $999 while the 256GB model will cost $1,149. Pre-orders start on October 27th with the launch set for November 3rd.


Just to be sure, Apple's shares have fallen 6% since the September 12th unveiling of the 2017 iPhone models, the Apple Watch series 3 and the Apple TV 4K. That is a $50 billion drop in market value over that time period.

source: CNBC

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18 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Maybe potential buyers feel it's too similar than the ones they have right now.

7. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

iPhone 6 users doesn't have the need to upgrade. It still looks like A LOT like the iPhone 8, still captures good photos, and best of all headphone jack.

11. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

iphone 8 is lot more different than the previous models. Hardware feels top notch now, never like before with great overall UNTOUCHABLE performance. You can see the rating in phonearena, its 9.2. Forget bout iphone X, it's totally next gen X

14. Cicero

Posts: 1103; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yeah! Like iPhone owners cares about hardware inside! See the real life camera's differences between iP8 and Note8.

15. zebraman

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Check out a honest review of the iPhone not a paid one like iPhone arenahttps://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/02/iphone-8-plus-review-big-phablet-camera-battery-life They gave it 3 out of 5 stars

18. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

They will block you soon

2. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

If you own an iPhone 6, not only do you own the most flexible iPhone, you own its succeeding year models.

3. Xilam unregistered

Don’t you hate when clueless people constantly refer to Samsung devices that they all explode or lag. Well, iPhone 6+ (the bigger model) was the only phone that was too thin for that type of aluminum - not the iPhone 6. It’s been dealt with though and for some reason there are millions of iPhone 6 in the wild today - and no one is complaining anymore. But if you think that because Exterior is the same that means all the components are the same you should go to back to Hello Kitty forums - because if that’s true than you’re basically admitting that Note 8 or S8 is slower than iPhone 6 because it’s the same phone as iPhone 8 which kills everything in benchmarks like the last years iPhone 7, and so on. But I’d like to believe that you’re not a clueless person and it was just stupid autocorrect.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

If there is one thing I've learned visiting this site, it is always assume stupidity. If you like anything outside of the norm, you're getting s**t on, in every article. That's the way the majority rules around these parts. Sad part is, they don't even realize they've become a cult themselves, which is fucking hysterical with context. Everyone who isn't subscribed to their narrative is an iTroll, iBoy, [insert other dyslexic/autistic spectrum "I" insult here] and they're proud of themselves because they went with something different. It's the contrast of perceived superiority and the overwhelmingly sense of an enate inferiority complex that keeps me entertained, but I can see how that would frustrate other iPhone users. It's not all bad though. There are reasonable enough people around here who don't call you sheep for liking a brand while ironically sucking another brands D harder than a Latino porn star after popping pills... so there's that. Better than most predominantly Android forums... I guess.

8. sissy246

Posts: 6959; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Pretty much goes both ways.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Bull... shit.

10. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I agree with most of what you said. But, saying the iPhone is outside the norm? That's like calling McDonald's a niche fast food restaurant. It has nothing to do with the norm, and everything to do with fanboys. Apple & Samsung, Ford & Chevy, McDonald's & Burger King, Coke & Pepsi, Budweiser & Miller, Star Trek & Star Wars, etc, etc. Try going to a site for one of those brands and say something as innocuous as the opposing brand has some good qualities. They'll scratch your eyes right out. It's not limited to a few companies, teams, shows, etc. And yes it does go both ways. There are plenty of Apple trolls on this site who $hit on anything Android related and insult their fans.

12. iushnt

Posts: 3054; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

As in post 8, it pretty much goes both ways. But there is always someone who gets badly offended and go in full defense. You are the one from apple’s camp and there are others who are in Android/Samsung camp. I am a 7 Plus user and it doesn’t matter me if someone calls Apple users iSh!t or whatever. I was Samsung user before and it never bothered me when Samsung users were called SSheep/iDiots/low class. Just don’t take everything personally.

16. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

lol calm down

5. JohnR

Posts: 139; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Good! Perfect time for me to get one.

6. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Are ppl finally waking up and not sipping on the koolaid

13. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

What's confusing with having 7-8 phones labelled as flagship devices at once? All with 5-20 different price options? Nonsense!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

To me Apple just didn't bring it this year. I expected the X to be way more, than it turned out to be. It's still a great device, but Apple left a lot to be desired.

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