Apple iPhone is insanely popular on the market. First debuted back in 2007, the original iPhone was widely received out there and became the best-selling flagship smartphone of the year. iPhones have changed so much since then with new hardware, a redesigned look, and new features. Last year, Apple unveiled three new iPhones after months of leaks and speculation. The 2018 iPhone lineup does not bring with it a significant change. However, when we look inside, there are tons of new things that are worth your time. However, users are not buying as many iPhone as Apple hoped, resulting in a slow sales performance.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there was a low demand for newer iPhones in Greater China. In reality, people tend to stick with their older iPhones instead of buying a new model. However, Apple iPhones remain popular in the US as both Apple and carriers launch a trade-in iPhone program. Indeed, you can get some newer iPhones like iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max if you trade in an iPhone 7 or 8 Plus.
According to Ming-Chi-Kuo, an analyst who is best known for his accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple’s new devices, Apple will ship around 38 million iPhone units in the first quarter of 2019. That is lower than the company’s estimates and expectations. Tech experts say that the trade-in programs help to boost Apple’s iPhone sales following months of a slowdown. However, sources say that iPhone shipments will see a slight drop in the second quarter of the year. Specifically, Apple is expecting to ship around 36 million iPhone units. Tech experts claim that there will be a huge boost in iPhone sales in Q3 and Q4 quarters of the year as Apple releases new iPhones.
Last year, the iPhone X was the hottest items following the unveiling of the iPhone XS and XS Max. In December, Apple resumed production of the X to meet its huge demand. Besides, Apple started selling iPhone SE through its Clearance store. The iPhone SE is Apple’s 4-inch iPhone that made its debut back in 2016. However, the SE failed to live up to expectations at launch, but the device received millions of registrations in China.
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