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Topic: iPhone X

Apple beat Samsung in unit sales with iPhone X during Q4, during the "biggest annual fall in smartphone history"

02/02/2018, 12:02 pm

Last year, Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note 7 created a catastrophically distracting meltdown for the company that enabled Apple to surpass it in total unit sales of smartphones during the winter quarter. This year, Apple has again surpassed sales of all Samsung smartphones in the quarter, except this time it's by virtue of trend-bucking new demand for the innovative, revolutionary iPhone X--without much apparent regard for its price.

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What a difference a week makes: Apple's $88.3 billion quarter is even more impressive broken down week-by-week

02/02/2018, 10:02 am

Not only was Apple's holiday quarter of 2017 a hard compare to previous year's numbers because of three flagship models, but the year-ago quarter had an extra sales week. AppleInsider breaks down the numbers for a closer look at Apple's earnings, on a "average per week" basis.

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Apple tops worldwide smartphone vendor list in Q4 amid industry contraction, report says

02/01/2018, 10:02 pm

Apple led the worldwide smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to fresh statistics from Strategy Analytics, with strong demand for products like iPhone X and iPhone 8 bucking wider market headwinds.

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Apple's 77.3 million iPhone, $88.3 billion quarter by the numbers

02/01/2018, 07:02 pm

The addition of the iPhone X that commanded a steeper premium than ever before has made Apple's financial quarter an interesting one. The changes over time are best illustrated graphically, showing the magnitude of the quarter, as compared to quarters of years past.

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Apple calls for lower-than-expected Q2 guidance on iPhone sales miss

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

Despite Apple's revenue rising 13 percent year-over-year during the December quarter and setting a new record, about $88.3 billion, the company is guiding between $60 billion and $62 billion in revenue for the March quarter -- below market forecasts.

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Tim Cook: iPhone X 'top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November'

02/01/2018, 05:02 pm

In Apple's quarterly earnings statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that since it shipped to customers, the iPhone X was the biggest seller every week, outpacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through November and December.

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Premium-priced iPhone X, iPhone 8 propel Apple to $88.3B in revenue in its best quarter ever

02/01/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple continued its streak of record breaking holiday quarters, coasting to new heights yet again with revenue of $88.3 billion and earnings per share of $3.89, based largely on the highest-ever average selling prices for iPhone lineup.

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Apple shares 'Three Minutes' feature shot on iPhone X, commemorating the Chinese New Year

02/01/2018, 01:02 pm

Apple has released a new video called "Three Minutes" in Singapore, alongside a page dedicated to the tools and techniques that the director used to shoot the video completely on the iPhone X.

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Apple's iPhone X outsold iPhone 8 series 2-to-1 in US during record-breaking Q4, report says

01/31/2018, 07:01 pm

Bucking -- seemingly spurious -- claims that Apple is cutting iPhone X production due to weak demand, a report from Counterpoint on Wednesday found the flagship iPhone outsold its iPhone 8 and 8 Plus siblings by a 2-to-1 ratio. And it wasn't because iPhone sales flagged.

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Apple's iPhone X takes top premium smartphone spot in India, crushing OnePlus, Samsung

01/31/2018, 09:01 am

Despite intense competition from China's OnePlus, South Korea's Samsung and others, Apple has retained the lead in India's premium smartphone market, crushing Samsung (which exceeded Apple's share last year) and severely blunting the formerly rapid expansion of OnePlus.

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WSJ jumps on iPhone X production cut story, adds new fictions

01/30/2018, 10:01 am

One day after Japanese financial newspaper Nikkei issued its annual iPhone component panic story, the Wall Street Journal published its own hand-wringing coverage of the state of iPhone X, just two days before Apple is set to deliver financial results for the holiday quarter. Beyond simply floating the same rumored cuts, the new report tacks on an additional false claim that has already been publicly rebutted by Apple's executives.

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Apple supplier Murata casts doubt on claims of lowered iPhone X production

01/30/2018, 09:01 am

A report suggesting that Apple is cutting iPhone X production in half for the March quarter is off the mark, according to an executive at one of the company's Japanese suppliers.

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Another January, another misleading iPhone supply cuts story from Nikkei

01/29/2018, 11:01 am

Everyone in the industry should know that "channel checks" of Apple suppliers offer largely worthless data. But every January, Japan's Nikkei newspaper unloads a report suggesting that Apple is scrambling to slash production of its newest iPhone because of disappointing sales. Every year that report has been false, and every year the tech media falls for it.

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Apple said to be cutting iPhone X production in half due to slow sales

01/29/2018, 09:01 am

Apple has reportedly told suppliers that it's dropping March-quarter iPhone X production from the more than 40 million it predicted to about 20 million, delivering a multi-billion dollar impact to the supply chain.

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Latest supply chain rumor suggests Apple could continue to sell current iPhone X model into 2019

01/26/2018, 03:01 pm

Rumors from Apple suppliers are now at odds with one another, as a new report contradicts earlier claims that the current iPhone X would be completely replaced by a new model later this year. Instead, it is suggested that Apple could stick with its usual strategy of continuing to sell previous year's models.

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New Apple ad for iPhone X Animoji features Grammy nominees Childish Gambino, Migos

01/26/2018, 03:01 pm

Apple continues to embrace Animoji karaoke in its latest YouTube spot, using Childish Gambino's song "Redbone," as well as "Stir Fry" by Megos.

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iPhone X doomsayers lack basic reading comprehension skills (or they're purposefully dishonest)

01/26/2018, 02:01 pm

Assorted media venues lit up when AppleInsider, based on actually reading an analyst's note, reported that the current iPhone X may be discontinued after one year. Unfortunately, many of those reports failed to accurately convey the substance or context of the rumor, instead opting to weave a narrative they seemed intent on telling.

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Supply chain chatter suggests Apple considering two OLED, two LCD iPhone models for fall 2018

01/26/2018, 10:01 am

A new report from the Chinese supply chain suggests that Apple is continuing to evaluate multiple sizes for the fall 2018 releases, with the latest claim saying that the the company is evaluating a 5.7-inch and 6-inch LCD device, plus both a 6-inch and 6.4-inch OLED iPhone.

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Estimates peg iPhone X shipments at 29M in Q4 2017, 7M of which went to China

01/23/2018, 09:01 pm

Apple shipped some 29 million iPhone X units in the last quarter of 2018, according to fresh estimates from Canalys, making it the best-shipping smartphone for the period.

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Entry-level 2018 6.1-inch iPhone may be LCD, cost between $700 and $800

01/23/2018, 12:01 pm

An investor's note is shedding some more light on previous prognostications, saying again that moving at least some iPhone X features to the entire line will boost sales volume -- and has some predictions on specifications of the 6.1-inch LCD model.

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