The iPhone X is the company’s first smartphone to feature a full-screen display
Apple Inc. has shipped 29 million iPhone X devices in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to which the iPhone X has become the world’s best-shipping smartphone model over the holidays.
As per the reports by Analyst firm Canalys, which is an independent analyst company that strives to guide clients on the future of the technology industry and to think beyond the business models of the past.
Canalys claims that Apple shipped as many as 29 million iPhone X units in the fourth quarter – particularly, seven million units were shipped in China.
The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10) is the company’s first smartphone to feature a full-screen display, as it sets its sights on the likes of the Galaxy Note 8.
Canalys’ data is in line with other estimates that have suggested the iPhone X sold well though not as well as hoped during its first few months of availability.
Alongside the iPhone X, Canalys says that the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, and iPhone 8models also “shipped well” in the fourth quarter, showing sufficient demand for the older models due to their value for money characteristics.
However Consumer Intelligence Research Partners recently in a report said that 20 percent of all iPhones sold in Q4 2017 were iPhone X devices, while 24 percent were iPhone 8 devices and 17 percent were iPhone 8 Plus devices.
The report also mentioned that the iPhone X will “go to the end of life” around the middle of 2018 to make space for its next iterations, including a rumoured 6.1-inch LCD version.
The iPhone X shipments were not, however, the fastest ever for an iPhone due to Apple’s decision to offer the device alongside the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, and shipments were below industry expectations.
Apple has been silent about iPhone X sales, despite widespread speculation over exactly how many units it has sold however the company will announce earnings next week for the fiscal period that includes the fourth quarter. It’s unknown whether it will break down iPhone sales by unit.