The iPhone X is in the thoughts and prayers of many potential buyers, tip analysts


More than a third of the respondents in a Barclay's survey who intend to get an iPhone, are eyeing the X. This is good news for Apple, as those indicate a healthy interest in the latest and greatest iPhone going forward. Out of a thousand people in different target demographics and major Western markets plus China, probed on their intention for a phone purchase, 62% indicated acquisition of a new handset in the next year, and 54% of those wanted to go with some kind of an iPhone. 

What's more, the survey found that there may be 23% switchers, coming from other mobile operating systems to an iPhone, while in the all-important Chinese market the number of those who intend to go Apple was even higher, at 37%. Given that Apple is now the only western brand in the top five of the Chinese market, this indicates a huge shift in perception and future revenue increases for the company from Cupertino, and we'd wager to guess that this renewed interest in iPhones there is mainly due to the release of the X.

Apple is projected to sell a record number of phones, and achieve it highest average selling price for them ever in this quarter, riding on the iPhone X's coattails, so this survey only comes as another proof that analysts are pretty bullish on its prospects of doing so.

source: 9to5Mac

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  • 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)

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33 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

Yeah it’s in my thoughts - but so is my bank account.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Thoughts, and actually buying one is two different things. If the iPhone X still had a finger print scanner (TouchID). Then maybe, but since it only has FaceID, then it's a no go. Apple could have included TouchID as well, but forcing people as your testers to improve your FaceID is just wrong.

27. midan

Posts: 2724; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

How they could have had Touch ID? Do you think they should have used rear fps? I can't think absolutely any reason why would they have done that. Only thing where touch ID beat Face id is unlocking your device easier from the table. With rear fps that wouldn't be any better, you would had to pick your phone or lift it a little bit, just like with Face ID.

2. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Thoughts and actually buying are two things!

14. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

50,000 iPhone X units selling everyday and keep dreaming about it failing...lol Typical android sheep.

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6739; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Why do you care what Android users think? You also need to come up with better euphemisms for your insults...calling us sheep makes absolutely no sense and down-grades your intelligence.

32. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

1: You cannot say Android sheep, because sheeple is a legit word now for Apple sheep! 2: I don't even use Android you dunmy!

3. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

It's another hour with another Sales Prediction article about Apple. PhoneArena is really trying very hard.

4. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

This is the best phone in the market for at least one year, so of course they will post a lot of articles about it. Stop showing us your frustration hater.

5. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Your personal preference on how a screen should be shaped is NOTCH what everybody wants.

12. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Notch is Notch that bad as you android sheep make is sound like. iPhone X with the Notch is already sold 15 million units world wide and about 50,000 units are being sold everyday since the launch. S8 or Note 8 is NOTCH selling that well and it's NOTCH my fault.

33. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The NOTCH is only bad every time it blocks something you want to see or read. That's true. But, that IS bad. That is exceptionally bad.

6. SIGPRO

Posts: 2815; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best phone.....please!

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

There is nothing to try here, iPhone X is already selling really well....lolz

7. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

well people started to think for buying new phones, becoz of the prices asked by OEMs. Not a fan of any of these OEMs nowadays, sole reason is insane pricing. All these gimmicky devices are rather poor in durability and that stupid screen ratio sores in my eyes, dont know how long i will keep my 2 years old phone, apple screwed with the regular iphone 8s also by pushing the price higher than before, from last year i made a promise not buy samsung flagships becoz of edge design

15. sunnyfpy

Posts: 277; Member since: May 12, 2013

Already sold out,,,,wait until 2018

16. Kibzara

Posts: 122; Member since: Feb 24, 2016

Thoughts and prayers... ?? are iphones about to be extinct?! Sick title, btw...

17. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

My goodness. I know u guys are fond of apple, but there are a lot of "analyst" report for apple products for this week. Tone it down a bit guys

18. BullDozer

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

"More than a third of the respondents in a Barclay's survey who intend to get an iPhone, are eyeing the X". So this really means only that minority who are using iPhones. Nice try again, iPhoneArena. However It's easy to see why IphoneX is a wet dream for sheeples. Other Apples models are totally outdated and IphoneX has some features which they have seen in Android phones for years now.

19. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

It should sell well. It has a die hard fan base who will buy dirt Apple labeled, it has reality distortion powers, and it's the ONLY newest iOS phone. All else are a infinite number of other devices that run Android.

29. midan

Posts: 2724; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It should sell well because it's close to perfection and hitting all the right spots for majority. Thank god the price is that high, other way we would had to wait to get one till next summer.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Very nice phone in my 7 days with it, but nothing tops the N8...Nothing really even comes close, but the S8/Plus, and V30.

23. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You have a Note 8 and like it...you mentioned it quit a bit these last few days...

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Because I can. If you don't like it, please scroll past my posts.

31. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Because I can is a response I usually hear from a child...you post your festish for the Note on every article that involves Apple so it’s kind of hard to not see it. You’re like that one sad guy who graduated high school years ago but still drives around the same school like a creep trying to show off your new car to the younger students....

30. fyah_king unregistered

Prayers? I knew it!! Apple is a religion.lol

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