Apple iPhone 7 Outsells the Newly Announced iPhone 8

Yolanda Curtis
October 17, 2017

Finally, Apple has kept the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in its line-up - and dropped the price. Both of those countries are among the over 50 markets in which Apple will launch the iPhone X on November 3.

Referencing US carrier store surveys, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets released the data, which also comes ahead of the launch of Apple's new flagship smartphone, the iPhone X.

Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added to chatter that the iPhone 8 is not proving as popular as its predecessors.

One will have to wait and see if the response for the iPhone X is better and if it manages to perform better in sales compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Here is positive news for millions of customers wanting to pre-order the iPhone X because Apple's chief phone assembler, Foxconn has reportedly started shipping the first batch of smartphone orders. The iPhone X, although a lot more expensive, does offer a completely new design with a glass and stainless steel build, edge-to-edge OLED display, and the same wireless charging support. The phone will be available for pre-order on October 27th with the 64GB model priced at $999, and the 256GB version priced at $1149.

Thus far, multiple reports have suggested that the main obstacle hindering iPhone X production is the device's all-new TrueDepth camera system, which has proved much more of a challenge to produce than Apple expected.

U.S. carrier AT&T said last week that its third-quarter postpaid handset upgrades dropped by almost 900,000 compared to the same time previous year, and Bokerage Jefferies has linked this to poor demand for the iPhone 8.

KYM's Editor, Rich, has already called it in a few articles on our site, but according to new reports consumers also agree - the iPhone 7 is better than the iPhone 8.

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