Thanks to the X, Apple may sell record 90 million iPhones, hit $700 average price

Hot on the heels of an analyst report that Apple may have moved 15 million iPhone X units so far, and 6 million around the Black Friday week alone, now comes another market research that tangentially confirms how the team from Cupertino may have another veritable sales hit on their hands.

The market analysts from IHS Markit say that, just three weeks after launch, the handset represented no less than 2% of the active installed user base of iPhones. Given that there are hundreds of millions of those around the globe, to achieve such penetration is pretty telling for Apple's quarterly results to follow. Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland and Japan have been the most iPhone X-friendly countries, as well as markets where the larger iPhone Plus models have had a loyal fanbase.

Thus, IHS predicts a record-breaking fiscal year for Apple in this current, and the next three quarters, riding on the wings of the iPhone X. The analysts expect Apple to end the quarter with 88.8 million phones shipped in total, the most that it has managed to sell in a three-month period ever. If Apple pulls off another 15 million iPhone X units this month, then the average selling price of an iPhone will pierce through the $700 mark for the first time in its history, giving goosebumps to all funds and retail investors that have scooped up Apple stock.

source: IHS via Digitimes

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



2. quintessential

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I remember seeing some Android fanboys say Apple was just pushing the iPhone X stock supply low to create a false sense of 'demand'. If the sales quarter does indeed hit the highest mark, as usual these Nay-saying Keyboard Warriors and so-called 'Marketing Experts' will go hide somewhere and then pretend nothing's ever happened, knowing they just made a joke out of themselves.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

All you Apple haters, trolls just close your eyes and imagine how well Apple is doing right now.....LOL RIP Samsung, Pixel trolls and fanboys.

5. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Nah. Were just sad. It's a $1000 phone but nowhere twice the feature of a $500 Android phone. Were sad some users cant get their money's worth.

29. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If you’re sad how other people spend their money on something you have no intentions of buying, then you have issues. Judging from the way you answered him, it looks like you’re the spokesperson for all android users which can’t be good since you said you’re all sad even though a majority of android users wouldn’t give a crap.

32. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

*We're And don't worry, the majority of us don't want many of those features. Also, you look like an idiot worrying about other people's money, work on that.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31337; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The Note 8 is the best phone out, to and for me. I don't care how well Apple is doing, they don't send me a check. By the way, they need to update my iPad Pro software, it's buggy.

11. Peacetoall unregistered

your'e just lying straight face apple can never do wrong. Oh wait they can't even make basic calculator app

19. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

it's good that Apple sells a lot, their marketing strategy it's outstanding! My curiosity is, how you, as an end user, will benefit from that?

43. KingSam

Posts: 1481; Member since: Mar 13, 2016


7. ermond012

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 13, 2013

I have never owned an iPhone but when I saw it on the day my sister purchased one, I thought it was so awesome. :) Love the design. So premium. :)

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You have a very low bar... lol

9. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Paid 150 for my SE!! Lol

12. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2255; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Wowsers! Next year they should go over 100 million sold within the quarter and approx 350-380 million sold through 2018. Man Apple isn't stopping...

22. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1440; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Shipped and sold are two very different things. The iPhone 5 still sold millions brand new even 2 years after production had stopped, that's how many were shipped and not sold. Apple reports shipped as sold, because in their eyes they're no longer in their stock.

26. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Literally everyone does that, not just Apple.

14. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Big talks. Just like every year... In reality iphone growth has already stalled few years ago and this "iphone Xtra buggy" model is not going to change that.

17. gigicoaste

Posts: 457; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

I will never understand this financial statics on tech website. Sure.. it's interesting to see some numbers related, from time to time.. but damn it's so often, sometimes I feel like I'm on Bloomberg site. Sells numbers are not related to innovation, tech insides, functionalities. It's all about marketing here.. so, what for? No need to answer.. I know the reason, was rhetorical question.

23. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Wow!! That's a lot of phones Good for Apple. Now Apple please bring back some of that money back to US shores. Help the economy by hiring and investing in people (Jobs) in the good ol' USA.

25. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Apple doesn't tell so, this is all a guess. Also how about telling how many have been returned.

27. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I find it kind of ironic that Samsung fans can somehow criticise Apple for withholding sales figures when Samsung has been doing so for eons now. A wee bit hypocritical, no?

36. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I don't give a s**t what Samsung sales either. They don't cut me a check so why should I. But isheep (not a fan) act like apple is paying them. Thats all they care about, how much apple makes. I mean come on, why the hell care. None of them don't even have one share of apple. The only one that should care is the ones that do.

38. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

^ this coming from guy who just wrote "Also how about telling how many have been returned." Sounds quite bitter to me, hard to handle the fact that so many want new iPhones?

39. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope not at all, also I am not a guy. People can buy what the hell they want, it's their money. All I am saying is , you always here how many are sold and never how many are retarded. I don't care if it is apple, Samsung, LG and so on.

34. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Just got the new 6s Plus or was it the 7 Plus...$hit maybe it was the 8 Plus TOO MUCH INNOVATION!!!

35. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Of those planning on buying a new smartphone, Apple was the most popular choice with 54% planning on choosing an iPhone. Even better news for Apple is that 35% said they would pick up the iPhone X. The report notes that iPhone X interest is considerably higher now that the device has been available for about a month. A Barclays survey back in August found just 18% of would be iPhone buyers saying they would spend $1,000+." More and more people see iPhone X in the wild and want one, can't blame them

40. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Damn, i really got close to believe them, but then my brain started to work again, sigh nice try,

41. farbodght

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 13, 2014

that money though.....not worth it....

42. midan

Posts: 3019; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Definately worth it, couldn't be happier

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