More people are buying the iPhone 8 than iPhone X

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In the first three months previous year, the company sold 50 million units, earning US$33 billion. With no official confirmation from Apple yet, we will have to wait and watch. iPhone X sales doubled those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus combined in the fourth quarter of 2017, pushing Apple to set new records. Cihra says Apple will keep up the revenue exclusively because of the increased average selling price of the latest iPhones.

Will a sales "Supercycle" help the iPhone X shipments?

CIRP compares its data to its findings from a year ago.

Not yet announced a smartphone iPhone X Plus, the debut of which is scheduled for autumn this year, appeared today at a semi-official advertising poster.

It's a bit hard for the market to forecast iPhone shipments for this fiscal year, considering that the price range has become wider - from US$349 to US$1,149. The iPhone maker reported $3.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.82 by $0.07.

However, from Apple's perspective, the strategy may not be about the shipment numbers; the focus may be on the average selling price as well as the company's share of profit in the market. FNY Managed Accounts LLC now owns 800 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 716 shares during the period.

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Concerns ahead of Apple's quarterly report next week have shaved 9 percent from its stock price in the past five sessions, erasing $80 billion of its stock market value. The A11 Bionic chip inside the iPhone X and iPhone 8 is based on the 10nm process.

However, the poor guidance given recently by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp., one of the largest suppliers of iPhone chips, has prompted investors to believe that it reflects the weak demand for iPhone.

Apple stock opened at $162.94 on Tuesday. Contrary to Cook's statement, a recent survey report in the United States revealed that Apple's iPhone X sales seem to get diminished in the first quarter of 2018 while the sales of iPhone 8 or 8 Plus has risen up since the last quarter of 2017.

Last year, the tech giant skipped the "iPhone 7S" and immediately went with the iPhone 8 name. As such, the poor outlook given by upstream suppliers may not fully reflect the sales performance of iPhone. It will also reduce the cost of production on a per-chip basis, reports Apple Insider.

The size of Apple's orders have historically enabled it to get top priority from manufacturers, which explains why Apple will be the first to take advantage of the new 7nm process, which will translate into tangible benefits in its new phones. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on shares of Apple from $157.00 to $168.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Monday, May 22nd.

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