Verizon expects Santa to deliver plenty of Apple iPhone X units for the holidays

Verizon expects Santa to deliver plenty of Apple iPhone X units for the holidays
Even though there has been story after story about possible production delays for the Apple iPhone X, some now believe that Apple will indeed hit its 2017 internal target for building the tenth anniversary model. One company that is very bullish on the iPhone X happens to be Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest carrier. While Big Red admits that the Apple iPhone 8 is not ringing the cash register as frequently as you would expect from a new iPhone model, the wireless operator is high on the iPhone X, expecting the premium model to sell very well this quarter.

Yesterday, Verizon noted that only 5.5% of its subscribers upgraded to a new phone during the three months that ran from July through September. That was down from the 6.3% of subscribers who upgraded during the third quarter last year. For the current quarter that takes us to the end of the year, Verizon expects good things from both the iPhone X and the recently launched Pixel 2 XL.

The good news is that Verizon says that carriers are going to battle each other for iPhone X sales which just might result in prices heading south once the phone launches on November 3rd. The 64GB iPhone X will be priced at $999 with the 256GB variant tagged at $1149. The model is the first iPhone to carry an OLED panel. It also offers an edge-to-edge screen, the A11 Bionic chipset, the new Portrait Lighting feature, the True Depth Camera and Face ID.


Yesterday, Verizon reported its third quarter earnings and said that it added 274,000 new postpaid phone subscribers during the period.

source: BGR

Related phones

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)
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I really believe all these reports are nothing but publicity for Apple to increase sales.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6019; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Meh... maybe, maybe not. There was report after report that Apple was getting incredibly low yield rates on their sapphire glass displays a couple years ago and that turned out to be true. The only difference between now, and then was that Apple never announced that sapphire glass would be featured on the iPhone, where they did announce the iPhone X. I remain hopeful that the reports are grossly exaggerated and that they'll have a good stock for the holiday season.

12. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 883; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

The key word here is “plenty” it can mean 10s of millions or just 10.

13. TheRetroReplay

Posts: 256; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I would say that it's more to increase it's stock prices due to low stock versus the high demand, after all most companies are all for making their stock holders happy, not their customers

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1403; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

And that Santa might be arriving on sleigh pulled by flying SHEEP's.

5. andynaija

Posts: 1230; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

There's no such thing as SHEEP's, the word sheep can be used as singular or plural form.

4. matistight

Posts: 870; Member since: May 13, 2009

I was one of those 274k post paid customers, and I am regretting it. Service is the same as my T-Mobile phone, dramatically slower or slightly slower internet, and they suspend your account if you put your sim card into a blacklisted phone (I buy and sell phones, so this is common.) I have been without my verizon line for 3 days because I have to go to the store to get a new sim card.

8. trublackrose

Posts: 45; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

Wait... are you upset that they suspend your service when the network picks up you are using a blacklisted, ergo Stolen, device on the network? Do you expect them to just let you use the stolen device?

9. Derekjeter

Posts: 1427; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Go back to your s**tty network where they allow scammers like you. I can see the only reason you move to Verizon was to get unlocked phones. Why shouldn’t they suspend your line for being a filthy scammer?

11. cgraham8

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 03, 2013

Verizon is overhyped and overrated. But maybe don’t buy stolen phones and they won’t suspend you??? Just a thought.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4764; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...and Verizon would be a fool to believe in Santa/s

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2806; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

1: Apple propaganda! 2: Santa doesn't exist!

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Verizon is being hilariously enthusiastic about the iPhone X. They might end up eating their own words come holiday.

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