The iPhone XR gets discounted in Apple's stronghold Japan, as more users buy the 8 or 8 Plus
iPhone XR sales. Given that Japan is Apple's stronghold in the region, and its market share there is larger than that in the US, a move to keep that position is rather explicable.If the others follow suit, the synchronized nature of the discount would hint at some coordination with Apple's local reps, aiming to stave off tepid
Unconvinced by the notch and Face ID's virtues, the Japanese users are reportedly getting an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus when they upgrade, rather than the XS or XR models.
That trend is seemingly universal, as plenty of analysts already lowered their buoyant sales targets for the XR, while the 8 and 8 Plus assemblers are churning out handsets like iOS navigation gestures never happened.