Larger upgrade wave to iPhone XS/Max bringing record average prices for Apple
by Daniel Petrov / Oct 01, 2018, 9:23 AM
The analysts from investment firm Piper Jaffray actually went and did an upgrade demand survey among 700 such owners, and found out that the upgrade wave will probably be much larger than expected.
The survey indicated that 39% will be going for an iPhone XS or XS Max, with a roughly even split in desires for the two handsets. Thus, the analysts had to raise their prediction for the average selling price (ASP) of iPhones in the 2019 fiscal year to the whopping $770. That's huge, considering that the cheaper iPhone XR is still to hit the market and dilute the ASP.
Previous studies showed that the more expensive XS Max beats the XS in buying preferences, so that might be something to even things out at the top-end, as the all-time high $798 ASP was reportedly reached by Apple in Q1 this year, thanks to the high iPhone X mix in the numbers.. Either way, Apple is expected to make out like a bandit in its next fiscal year, and we can't wait for the first sales and profit numbers to start trickling down.
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Anyone who understand the industry and mobile world shouldn't be surprised by this. Only 11% of current iPhone users own X, for all others XS, XS max and XR is great upgrade.
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 9:29 AM 0
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No one makes money with Android, just saying.........lolzzzz
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 10:13 AM 2
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Honestly; these are analysts with future stock price targets and sales analysis. Very often, they are just plain wrong. My brothers have huge salaries and they really are isheeps, but even for them Apple is slowly getting too greedy... I do not know about the XR; but once diehard isheeps have their XS and XMax it is going to be tougher for Apple next year.
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 10:23 AM 2
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Everybody’s flagships are hovering around 1000. There not greedy that’s the price they can sell for. Used to be way easier when the phone carriers subsidize the prices. The price of everything is going through the roof. That’s the way it’s headed. It’s peoples pay that’s staying the same. All you idiots that use sheep for people that they don’t know. Your plain ignorant. I know this guy who don’t think android phones are better. What an idiot. Must be an isheep. That’s how you sound. Dumb
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 7:56 PM 1
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why would people be buying the xs and xs max, when they didnt even buy the X? the iphone x was discontinued due to poor sales because of the high price.... The XS and XS MAX are still highly priced... So wheres the logic?
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 11:06 AM 0
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I think your Samsung S9 and Note 9 are the ones that should be discontinued because they are not selling well. Samsung should go back selling cheap and garbage phones for $100. Their marketshare will continue to fall because Chinese iphone knockoffs are eating them. So where’s the logic? Stupid idiot.
posted on Oct 01, 2018, 8:18 PM 0
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