Latest iPhone X news is good for Apple but bad for Android phone peddlers

“Industry analysts Counterpoint has published research on global smartphones sales for March 2018 and the iPhone X appears to be well out in front. According to the report, Apple’s flagship took a 3.5 per cent share of the market – well ahead of all its Android rivals,” David Snelling reports for The Daily Express. “To make matters worse, the next best selling phone in March was the iPhone 8 with a 2.3 per cent share.”

“The best selling Android phones came from Chinese firms Xiaomi followed by OPPO,” Snelling reports. “Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ were in fifth and sixth place with both taking a 1.6 per cent share.”

“The sales news comes ahead of WWDC where Apple is expected to reveal its iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS software updates. Some rumours have also suggested a refreshed iPhone SE could be unveiled at its developer’s conference which begins on June 4 in California,” Snelling reports. “There’s plenty of rumours that suggest an updated SE is on its way with one leak recently claiming to reveal it will be called the iPhone SE (2018).”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Amazingly, this time, to the innovator go the spoils!

Note: Actually, in Counterpoint’s research, that OPPO A83 (catchy name) was bested slightly by equally horribly-named Xaiomi Redmi 5 A.

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Apple sells an iPhone X every three seconds in Europe – May 9, 2018
Canalys: Apple’s iPhone X was Europe’s No.1 smartphone in Q1 – May 9, 2018
Strategy Analytics: Apple’s iPhone X the world’s best-selling smartphone model in Q1 2018 – May 4, 2018
How did analysts and pundits got the iPhone X ‘panic’ story so very, very wrong? – May 4, 2018
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million more Apple shares during the first quarter – May 4, 2018
Why was iPhone X so successful at $999 despite a slew of fake news? – May 2, 2018
Uh, yeah, about those iPhone X ‘concerns’ from analysts: Never mind – May 1, 2018
Apple beats Street with best Q2 ever – May 1, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X isn’t selling well – or is it? – April 21, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X to be discontinued this year, analyst claims – April 20, 2018
Morgan Stanley: Apple stock may fall on ‘materially’ weaker iPhone sales – April 20, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X made 5 times the profit of 600 Android OEMs combined – April 18, 2018
Apple’s iPhone captured 86% of global handset profits in Q417; iPhone X alone took 35% of global handset profits – April 17, 2018
Bernstein: Ams AG is biggest winner in Apple’s TrueDepth Camera system – April 10, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X is the UK’s most popular smartphone – April 9, 2018
Apple’s iPhone X sales continue to disappoint, some analysts say – March 22, 2018
Ignore the iPhone X naysayers – March 10, 2018
Will the naysayers admit they were wrong about Apple’s iPhone X? – February 5, 2018
Do iPhone X sales spell trouble for Apple? – January 30, 2018
Apple supplier says report of iPhone X production cuts was overstated – January 30, 2018
Another January, another misleading iPhone supply cuts story from Nikkei – January 29, 2018
Apple stock drops after Nikkei report of iPhone X production cut – January 29, 2018
Reports of Apple cutting iPhone X orders make no sense – January 2, 2018
Apple stock tumbles on one poorly-sourced report of low iPhone X demand – December 26, 2017
Apple and suppliers shares drop on report of weak iPhone X demand – December 26, 2017


  1. The iPhone X is bad news for analysts and rumor makers also, which is why they have gone silent. Looking forward to the new iPhone SE and the specs bump that goes with it.

    1. Most of the analyst crooks like to dump misinformation and lies on down market days to add impact as to why Apple might be down. Bad news carries more impact when investors are losing money. Bad news will get them to panic and start selling off their Apple stock even faster. It’s definitely harder to make investors dump stock in a strong market. Those Apple-wreckers need to bide their time for key moments. Don’t worry, they’ll be back in droves a few weeks before this quarter ends. That’s OK, it will help Apple buy back shares that much faster. Thanks to those liars and crooks, Apple’s outstanding share count is now below 5B.

    1. Apple stock is up decently today, so these people basically shot a blank at Apple.

      What gets me about a story like this is at some point Apple is bound to start a video streaming service to help create more revenue. Apple may not have to depend on iPhone sales as much as before. Share price should depend upon revenue and profits from any source Apple can create and not only iPhone sales.

    2. Unbelievable. Ignores real data from the earnings release and spouts supply slow downs that time and time again have proven to be unreliable.

      CNBC rarely have anything good to say about Apple. Unfortunately you cannot leave a comment on the website.

    3. From (quote):
      A team of nimble, original thinkers.
      Yeh totally original asswipes! It’s hard to even believe that these morons just 3 weeks after the quarterly report go out to spread this manure in wake of the FUD preceding that report and how utterly way off it was was proved to be! Shame is not something that could be expected from these psychopaths.

  2. “Some rumours have also suggested a refreshed iPhone SE could be unveiled at its developer’s conference …”

    When did Apple ever announce a new iPhone at a developer’s conference? It’s completely the wrong sort of event for product announcements of that type.

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