AT&T Confirms iPhone X Demand 'Has Been Strong' Following 'Highly-Anticipated' Launch

AT&T chief John Donovan has confirmed that demand for the iPhone X has been "strong" following the device's "highly-anticipated" launch in the United States and over 50 other countries just four days ago.

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"All the signs are that customers love it. It's probably the most highly-anticipated version… and demand has been strong. So we're pleased," Donovan said at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Portugal, per CNBC.

Apple no longer provides first weekend sales numbers for iPhone launches, and it doesn't reveal iPhone sales on a model-by-model basis in its quarterly earnings results, but it did say pre-order demand was "off the charts."

We are thrilled to be taking orders for iPhone X, the future of the smartphone. We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts. We're working hard to get this revolutionary new product into the hands of every customer who wants one, as quickly as possible.

Apple's guidance for the current quarter is between $84 billion and $87 billion, which would easily be an all-time record even at the lower end of that range, suggesting that iPhone X sales are and will remain very strong.

Localytics, a mobile engagement platform used by more than 37,000 apps, said iPhone X adoption outpaced iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus adoption over the first three days of availability following each device's respective launches.

iPhone X online orders placed today are estimated to ship in 3-4 weeks around the world. The device is also available to purchase in stores, but inventory is extremely limited right now, especially outside of the United States.

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Top Rated Comments

macsplusmacs Avatar
40 months ago

Hmmmm..... I’m probably going to have to rethink my No Touch ID, no buy stand.

I think a "no touchID, no buy" attitude is the new "no physical keyboard, no sale" attitude.
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kericson Avatar
40 months ago
I order my iPhone X late on Launch day and it will arrival tomorrow from AT&T.




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Jbusick7944 Avatar
40 months ago
Sounds lukewarm in tone.
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Except that FaceID is slower than TouchID.

Not really. You can swipe up the second the phone lights up and be in. No need to pause.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DotCom2 Avatar
40 months ago
I think they are going to have a really really FABULOUS next quarter and I think the new Apple Watch is going to do really well too. I know a lot of people who are buying their first one. Good luck AAPL although I don't think you'll need it! :apple::)
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nostresshere Avatar
40 months ago
"demand has been strong"

Amazing what that can mean to different people. The only thing it does not say is that demand was weak.

Other words, and what do they really mean? Hint: Almost nothing. Just a safe response from a Sr Exec.


Strong
Great
Very strong
Amazing
above expectations
crazy
wonderful
intense

The response is meaningless.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
40 months ago

Except that FaceID is slower than TouchID.

Except its NOT.

for me.

and based on the particular situation you are in

Face ID my phone with 1password as the front most app which THEN faceID unlocks is faster then touchID has ever been for me in that scenario

So please, provide facts or label your comment with a IMO at the end.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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