There is both good and bad news for those consumers who have made a decision to wait for the Apple iPhone X to launch before deciding which handset they will buy next.
Apple's older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Rs. 35,700), while the iPhone 8 is selling for $699 (approx. Carriers in the United States have been quite modest in promoting the new iPhone 8, especially when compared to the promotion for the iPhone 7 launch previous year.
Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has started shipping iPhone X devices, with the first batch of 46,500 units already being shipped out from Zhengzhou and Shanghai to the Netherlands and United Arab Emirates (UAE), respectively, according to a China-based Xinhuanet.com report.
Firstly, the all-new iPhone X - which sports a stunning redesign, lovely edge-to-edge OLED display, and FaceID facial recognition camera - will be available to pre-order October 27th.
On the other hand, iPhone X costs a whopping $999, and it remains to be seen how the consumers will react to such a high price tag, and if there's a differentiating factor justifying this price tag or not.
Pre-orders for the new iPhone will be available online on Friday October 27th 2017.
Last week, US-based carriers revealed third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades had dropped by almost 900,000 compared to past year - a decrease brokerage Jefferies states is caused by poor iPhone 8 demand. It has been estimated that Apple is at present producing about 400,000 iPhone X units per week, Asian news agency Nikkei said.
It has not been the only problem Apple has been struggling with since the release of the new device.