Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus recently went on sale in India amid mixed response among buyers. Apple also launched the 10th year anniversary edition smartphone, the iPhone X, which is expected to go on sale starting November 3. Even before its release, reports hint that the Apple iPhone X (256GB) is in high demand in the US. The iPhone X is notably the most expensive iPhone Apple has ever made. The 64GB variant is priced at Rs 89,000, whereas the 128GB storage variant will set you back by Rs 1,02,000. Also Read - iPhone 13 to come with faster charging as compared to iPhone 12Also Read - Apple TV Plus for free: PS5 owners get six months subscription free of cost
According to a research from RBC Capital Markets, more people are willing to opt for iPhone X when compared to iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Edge-to-edge display, glass back, wireless charging and facial recognition are some of the most popular features of the iPhone X. Around 57 percent people have shown their interest for the 256GB storage variant of the iPhone X, the report states. On the other hand, 45 percent of users said they would prefer the 256GB model of the iPhone 8. RBC s survey was conducted with a total participation of more than 4,000 people in the US.
“Despite Apple increasing the minimum storage in iPhones, there has been a shift in consumer preference towards higher storage models. In case of iPhone X, for the first time, a majority of users have indicated a preference for the highest storage models with over 57 percent opting for the 256GB model. This skew is stronger than iPhone 8 where 45 percent opted for 256GB model,” RBC analyst Amit Daryanani wrote in a note, according to Business Insider. ALSO READ: iPhone X Face ID decoded by Apple s Senior VP Craig Federighi: Report
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had recently also predicted that pre-orders for iPhone X could reach over 50 million, and Apple might not meet iPhone X demands this year. The report also predicted that Apple will be able to sell 40 million iPhone X units by 2017-end and around 90 million iPhone X unit totally by the end 2018. ALSO READ: Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Rs 89,000 for iPhone X is a value price, but reality begs to differ
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