Apple iPhone X Sales Forecast Lackluster, Even Woz Says He’s Holding Out
Apple's iPhone X was making news well before the device was anywhere close to
The report comes from a survey by brokerage Bernstein, and it found that about a quarter of the respondents planned to buy the iPhone X. There has been anticipation for sure surrounding the iPhone X, which is why demand for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus has suffered. Apple's stock price tumbled thanks to soft iPhone 8 sales.
The Bernstein survey polled 1,112 iPhone owners in the U.S., U.K., and China reports Reuters. The survey found, "The excitement surrounding the iPhone X appears to be magnitudes higher than actual purchase intent – 48 percent of respondents agreed/strongly agreed that they were ‘excited for the iPhone X."
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As the launch nears, we also have new details on carrier discounts, trade-in offers, and deals on the iPhone X. We talked about Sprint's discount of up to $350 on the iPhone X yesterday. Verizon will offer up to $300 off the iPhone X with an eligible trade-in. The smartphone will cost $41.66 monthly on a 24-month lease.
T-Mobile will offer $300 off the iPhone X with trade-in. On the regular T-Mobile installment plan, the 64GB iPhone X will be $279.99 down and $30 monthly with the 256GB device at $429.99 down and $30 a month. On Jump! Plans, the 64GB version is $0 down and $41.56 monthly with the 256GB version at $429.99 down and $24 monthly.
As we learn about offers on the new iPhone X, Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, has said that he would be holding off on upgrading to the iPhone X. Yahoo Finance quotes Woz saying, "I'd rather wait and watch that one. I'm happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me," Wozniak said, speaking
Woz also pointed out that he wasn't sure if Face ID would work as it is promised. Woz isn't the only person with the same trepidation about the iPhone X, but with the launch around the corner, time will tell how well Apple does and if soft iPhone 8 sales