Apple Warns iPhone X Stock Levels Could be Low
Mike Sanders / 5 years ago
Is Apple pulling a Nintendo on stock levels?
With just a week to go until the release of the iPhone X, there have been question marks over the future of Apple. Specifically in regards to their products moving forward.
It is no secret that that iPhone 8 has not been a success for Apple. Recently figures embarrassingly showed that the iPhone 7 was even outselling it! We have speculated on a number of reasons as to why this is but put simply it comes down to 2 things. The iPhone 7 is less expensive and people seem to want to wait for the iPhone X.
In a report via the Independent, however, Apple has raised concerns over stock levels. They are advising consumers that due to reported demand if they want to get their hands on the new phone, they will need to arrive early.
Will the iPhone X success where the 8 failed?
The lack of supply may actually tie into something we reported only earlier this week. Reports suggested that Apple had cut production by the iPhone 8 by up to 50%. At the time, it was thought that this was mostly due to the complete lack of interest in the phone.
Apple was also rather embarrassed by the fact that there were barely any queues when the iPhone 8 launched.
It is possible, however, that Apple cut production of the 8 to concentrate on getting more iPhone X units to the shelves by the November 3rd release date.
Initially, given the reported £999 price tag, I was amazed that there was interest in the iPhone X. The facts do, however, seem to confirm that people do want this phone, even for that price.
If you are planning to get yours on November 3rd, you might need to start queuing now to avoid disappointment. At least, I’m sure that’s what Apple is hoping.
Are you getting the iPhone X? What did you think of the iPhone 8? – Let us know in the comments.