Thanks to the iPhone X, the mobile industry forecast for 2018 is growth
by Daniel Petrov / Oct 18, 2017, 2:22 AM
Last year saw the lowest smartphone volumes growth rate in recent memory, but research firm Gartner pegs 2018 as when shipments are going to come back roaring, mainly on account of the iPhone X, whose production rate increase is likely to spill into the next quarter, as now Apple is struggling with a Romeo and Juliet problem.
We expect Apple’s iPhone X to be the sales driver in North America, China and Western Europe, despite its high price," tips Roberta Cozza, research director at Gartner, and the main market that will see a boost in smartphone shipments are where Apple's newest iPhone is expected to shine, namely US, Europe and China."
Moreover, for all the talk of "soft" iPhone 8 and 8 Plus demand in anticipation of the iPhone X later in the season, or lack of queues in front of Apple Stores, the sales seem to be pretty substantial, according to analyst channel probes, especially at carriers. Granted, store sales have been lower than iPhone's launch period last year, but those who queue as early adopters are usually waiting on the latest and greatest, and that's the iPhone X.
Another analyst tidbit, that for the first time the larger iPhone 8 Plus is selling as much as the iPhone 8, comes to support the thesis that folks are waiting on the anniversary iPhone, and it will be fascinating to watch Apple's sales numbers next quarter.
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I remember saying to someone that if a person just had to get a new iPhone then they would get what is considered the best one even if it really isn't and cost to much smh.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 2:28 AM 7
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That's what people are led to believe...and I think this was originally acceptedable during the iPhone 4-5 days. Now the hype exceeds the expectation. Even now I see people drool over anything iPhone and that irritates me, like, do they even know what they're going for? They just want the shell...well, most of them do.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 2:55 AM 18
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They first said it was Samsung's OLED displays were the problem. Then it was the cutout part for the notch. Then it was having component issues. Then it was specifically the FaceID module. Bla. Bla. Bla Yet there is no mention of software issues. Yet everyone has seen how flakey iOS 11 has been so far. Not to mention how well Apple's demo of FaceID went on stage. Could it be that the FaceID software is not up to snuff? It certainly makes more sense than component or module manufacturing problems to me. Because if FaceID doesn't work as smooth as Apple has pitched. Then the iPhone X will flop. Especially since Apple is throwing everything at it, and there is no other backup on the iPhone X. Many here bashed Samsung's iris, and facial recognition. However it still has a finger print scanner.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 10:25 AM 0
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Well to say the truth I have never seen Apple release so much buggy software and releasing at a break neck speed updates to fix the last update. As a Cisco wireless CCIE CCNP CCNA, Aruba , Meraki professional I have customers ( higher education and business) complaining about losing wireless connectivity to their networks on all guest WLANs and it is always an iOs device on either 10.x or 11.x so I hope Apple works this soon. My point being is that Apple under Jobs seem to have a handle on software QA and would not release till almost everything was fully functioning that seem to have changed now and QA testing looks like it has taken a hit under the Cook administration.
posted on Oct 19, 2017, 12:25 PM 0
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Just shut up and swallow this. iPhone X will sell in millions and break all the sales records in the world. There will be a huge demand and thus iPhone X shortages will go up to April 2018. That means Galaxy S9 sales also will be affected because it may not have much innovation other than more curved glass anyway....lol Android fans will weep like small babies by seeing all this havoc...LMAO
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 3:44 AM 2
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You see, delay on a device usually leads to potencial customers to take on alternatives... If there are shortages on the iPhone X by the time the galaxy S9 comes out, the S9 just needs to be available to be the target of those potencial buyers.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 10:38 AM 0
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@$1000 I don't expect it to be the sales leader for 2018. Because it isn't gonna be for 2018. But it could be if carriers in the USA offer huge incentives to buy it. Like BOGO deals, high trade-in values for older models and continue iPhone Leasing/Forever plans. I think if you have to lease a phone, that means it costs to much. This isn't like leasing a car. Of course if you are a person who buys a new phone each year, than leasing simply is a cost savings and should be explored. But at $1000 you almost have no choice but to use some type of payment plan, because no one but rich people are gonna spend $1000 for anything.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 1:53 PM 0
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I remember somewhere Phonearena says that iPhone X have low yield. Now iPhone X will increase the growth of mobile industry?
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 2:48 AM 14
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Why iPhoneArena, why you are like this? Why not over Samsung, Sony, Huawei or others? Why you choose apples over other sweets?
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 3:36 AM 8
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I guess I am not part of this prediction/statistic. Meh, I will pick the best smartphone instead of the hype smartphone. But that's just me. And ya.... Apple screwed up big time this year. Only consumers can change this by not buying their products and make them actually do something more than animated emojis.
posted on Oct 18, 2017, 8:44 AM 1
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