The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have been available since September and receive mostly positive reviews from users and tech experts worldwide. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus come with a small design change over the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but they still rank among the most desired phones out there.
According to a recent survey, iPhone 8/8 Plus sales were lower than previously expected. Specifically, Apple’s new pair of smartphones took up 16 percent only of all iPhone sales during the quarter that ended October 2017. The survey shows that the iPhone 8 accounted for only 6 percent of all iPhone sales, while the bigger device made up 10 percent.
Back in 2015, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus sales hit 13 million units just three days after launch. This helped the pair account for up to 24 percent of all iPhone sales during its first quarter of life. Last year, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus made up 43 percent of all iPhone sales in the same period. In 2014, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 set new sales record, hitting 10 million units sold in the first weekend.
According to tech experts, Apple will see a huge demand for its iPhone models next month when the premium iPhone X launches worldwide. Apple is taking pre-orders for the iPhone X starting today. The iPhone X shipments are expected to hit 25 million of units by the end of the year. However, Apple will ship only 4-5 million iPhone X units in the first week of availability, mainly due to manufacturing issues.
Apple has been battling with supply issues for months, which forces the company to push back the release date of the iPhone X to November this year, two months later than Apple’s usual timeframe. Apple has recently announced that the iPhone X will be available for walk-in customers, which aims to encourage customers to arrive at Apple Stores early.
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