Demand for the iPhone 7 normalizes, Apple eases off on the orders

Demand for the iPhone 7 normalizes, Apple eases off on the orders
Apple's iPhone is always a hot model, with demand far outweighing the supply for the first few months after a new model drops. This was also the case this year, when we saw the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus hit the markets. More notably, getting a 7 Plus was kind of impossible in the first days, especially if you were going for a Black or an elusive Jet Black finish.

Well, it seems everything is easing off a bit now. No official word on sales numbers, but alleged sources from inside the iPhone supply chain are supposedly reporting that Apple is reducing the amount of orders, which directly translates into “it's not selling that much anymore”. Don't get us wrong, it's probably still flying off the shelves, just not in a manner that would leave stores out of stock for as long as it used to.

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source: DigiTimes

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29 Comments

1. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Don't sales "normalize" every year - sometime after the initial launch sales explosion?

2. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

translation: Cook strategy works again. hold back production, increase fake demand, sheep will follow. and then just before Christmas, put out a story like this, so they will actually sell some of these things. I for one have my new iphone 7 free compliments of tmobile. I LOVE TMOBILE! TWO FREE LINES AND A FREE IPHONE 7!!!! Happy holidays all Iphonearena readers.

4. Subie

Posts: 2364; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

How is a "story like this" as you put it going to sell more devices during Christmas?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They'll sell like hotcakes come Christmas time.

6. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

This doesn't include the jet black plus which is as hard as snagging a pixel XL

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

In fact, the Pixel XL is even harder to snag than the iPhone 7+. Heck, I think it's a normal thing that demand for a new product reduces after it's launch period... The iPhone is no exception to that.

9. hado86

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I was talking about the Jet Black color of the plus on AT&T. And it's the Pixel xl 128gb or blue variant that's very rare.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Pixel is not selling even nearly as good as iPhone 7. Although the increase is high on black Friday, the net unit amount is still way low than the iPhone.

13. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

actually iphone is all alone, there is no other ios based phone, only them competing against themselves. however, pixel is competing against at least 5 android flag ships, including Sammy s7, so it is VERY remarkable that they are in high demand, esp since they basically copied iphone 7 design.

14. Man_Utd

Posts: 185; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Sorry, I had to laugh at your last comment... how Samsung's S7 copied the iPhone 7 six months before its release. Ooohhh the irony.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4214; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

He was talking about the Pixel

18. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

He said, including s7 So no he was not just talking about the Pixel.

27. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Actually I was referring to the pixel. It looks identical to the iPhone 6 7 except for that goofy piece of as on the back.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

The iPhone has been out a lot longer so of course it's sold more.

8. ARPAKTIKO

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

fudzilla.com/news/mobile/42274-apple-slashes-iphon​e-orders Another point of you about the same subject :D ps: wow...you don't allow links because i have less than 30 comments? Seriously?

19. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

You'll come to learn that many aspects of this website are just a joke. I mean...the general UI for the website looks like something from the 90's. That alone says enough.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

apple lover site vs apple hater site, lol...

24. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Not only that they delete links to if iphonearena doesn't like that it's something about apple.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Wait until the Christmas week... They'll fly off the shelves like rockets...lol

17. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

So iphone users buy iphone just because it sells like a hotcake. No wonder why apple only releases brainwashing ads and don't focus on their R&D.

28. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

Or the dildo could fly up ur azz again like last holiday season lol

29. basher

Posts: 108; Member since: Sep 20, 2015

"alleged sources from inside the iPhone supply chain are supposedly reporting that Apple is reducing the amount of orders, which directly translates into “it's not selling that much anymore”. Don't get us wrong, it's probably still flying off the shelves, just not in a manner that would leave stores out of stock for as long as it used to." LOOL Poor Paul, denying that his favourite toy is not that succesful as he wants to

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