iPhone X pricing fears overblown, strong demand continues in U.S., China

“New data collected from prospective iPhone buyers in China by an investment analyst suggests that demand for the 256GB iPhone X remains outstanding —which will lead to a massive quarter for Apple,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider. “Amit Daryanani from RBC Capital Markets compiled a detailed consumer survey in China. Of the respondents, 62 percent of the respondents were interested in buying the high-end iPhone X, versus 28 percent in the company’s U.S. survey.”

“Additionally, the higher capacities for all iPhones were preferred, with 66 percent of the potential iPhone X buyers looking at the 256GB model,” Wuerthele reports. “Daryanani believes that there will be a “stronger than anticipated mix shift” in the Chinese market, despite early concerns about the iPhone X price premium,

“In the U.S. market, Daryanani is still seeing strong demand for the iPhone X,” Wuerthele reports. “As such, reports about wait times decreasing are seen to be more supply catching up with the very strong demand for the device, and less about any softening in demand for the phone.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s going to blow the doors off when they report Q118 (holiday) quarter results in late January!


  1. Hook up the iPhone X unlocked with 256GB. If you are on ATT or T-Mobile, the unlocked version is 30% faster data modem than the carrier version. The carrier version has the Intel Modem and the unlocked has the Qualcom which is a better modem / receiver and covers all 4 carriers. You never want to go back once you try the X

  2. I would like to see actual sales numbers because I don’t know what strong demand represents. It sounds nice but it’s a bit vague. I hope that demand lasts for another quarter beyond this quarter or the news media will have a field day laughing about how the iPhone supercycle fizzled out in only a few months. Every iPhone sales weakness will be magnified as another failure of Apple to increase iPhone market share percentage. It’s just so darn sickening having to listen to that BS over and over.

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