Lagging Demand Might Not Kill iPhone X

April 20, 2018
Updated 6d ago

Lagging demand for the iPhone X and reports from smartphone chipmakers of decreased orders has some analysts predicting that Apple will retire its most expensive phone.

Mirabaud analyst Neil Campling said he anticipates the iPhone X will likely be discontinued this year.

According to Sascha Segan, lead analyst for PCMag.com, that's not going to happen. Instead, Segan said that Apple would launch new iPhones in the fall and the X would live on as the premium iPhone on the market.

"We are going to do a little flipping here," said Segan. "You have this prestige position where the X is, and then the 11 and then the 12 possibly."

When asked if the X is worthy of that prestige position, Segan said, "No, I never thought the iPhone X was worth a thousand dollars."

The iPhone X is still the most profitable iPhone despite underwhelming demand. Segan said that Apple was testing consumers' limits with the iPhone X. But he thinks the company will keep pushing those limits.

For full interview, click here.