Demand for iPhone X puts the hurt on iPhone 8 sales

Posted September 19, 2017

And yes, the iPhone X is, like, 90% screen (except for that weird little notch).

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Last year, both Amazon and Flipkart had a slew of offers for the buyers of both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in India. You'll pay a grand total of $0 per month for the iPhone 8 (plus the upfront cost for tax on the device, which is to be expected) with an 18-month lease. The X has a higher pixel density of 458 ppi and a resolution of 2436 x 1125 pixels while the iPhone 8 features 326 ppi and 1334 x 750 pixels.

Apple iPhone X is the only iPhone launched so far to sport an OLED display. With its innovative approach and features that outdid any of the trending gadgets of the time, it pleasantly surprised most stakeholders, with many tech experts even terming it a futile attempt.

Then of course, in comes the iPhone X - the high-end iPhone- which of course makes the iPhone 8 obsolete nearly immediately after its reveal. A new Apple Watch can finally make phone calls and stream music over cellular networks without an iPhone nearby, and the company's Apple TV streaming box will now deliver super-sharp "4K" video. The processor includes two performance cores that are 25 percent faster, four high-efficiency cores that are 70 percent faster, a second gen Apple-designed performance controller that has 70 percent multi-thread workloads, and an Apple-designed GPU with 30 percent faster-processing speed.

Apple laid claim to the future of the smartphone last Tuesday with a 10th anniversary iPhone X, touting the device as the next generation of mobile computing.

As Mint's Sapna Agarwal pointed out in a column earlier this year, one of Samsung's biggest problems in India is that most CEOs of large companies use iPhones. The other uses of the front-facing camera - animated panda emoji, for instance - seem much more important.

In the opposite corner, there is Guggenheim analyst Rob Cihra, who advises investors not to "sell the news as iPhone ASP should keep up-siding". When, few of the iPhone X fans are telling them that the new phone has face unlock, in reply. The phone will only unlock when the owner's face is looking straight at the iPhone X. According to The Atlantic, Apple also reassures future iPhone X owners that the phone's technology can not be fooled by replicas of your face - like photos or masks.

The iPhone X's 12 megapixel telephoto lens enables 2x optical zoom. Using the infrared scanner and depth of field sensors, iPhone X will map its users face. If yes, the iPhone 8 would look very old very fast. I know plenty of people who hang onto phones for far longer than two years, even though I tend to grow impatient with my own two-year-old phones. However, it is disappointing to see video playback is only 13 hours on both iPhones. Apple has already announced that iOS 11 will be available to download on September 19. iOS 11 will be available as a free download on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch either over-the-air or via manual update.

Axon described the quality of the iPhone X display as "remarkable".

The iPhone X will always be remembered for its bold and unique design.

In his latest research note with KGI Securities, obtained by MacRumors, Kuo said demand for the all-new iPhone X won't be fully met until at least the first half of next year due to supply constraints. But if it turns out to be an unexpected hit, like the iPhone 6 Plus and 7 Plus, the company's sales - and stock price - could surge. But what really stands out and shines is the iPhone X. Its only major downfall is the price. Here's looking into the India pricing, availability and other details of the three new iPhones.