Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Unreal: Hunting the elusive iPhone X owner

We know what pundits say about the iPhone X and we know what Apple says about the iPhone X, but what do a random handful of people who you might run into if you step outside your house say about it?

Writing for CNet, Chris Matyszczyk has found a great way to expense lunch, which the Macalope is upset he didn’t think of first.

“iPhone X a disappointment? Here’s what real people think.” (Tip o’ the antlers to Chris.)

Finally we’ll hear from some real people! What a relief.

Well, OK, when we say “real people” these people are real in the sense that they exist, it’s just that none of these people happen to own an iPhone X. Really, are iPhone X owners real? Certainly not according to this article since Matyszczyk wasn’t able to find any.

On Apple’s recent earnings call, CEO Tim Cook reported slightly reduced iPhone sales numbers…

Reduced, of course, thanks to Pope Gregory XIII and his magical calendar. The 4th calendar quarter for 2017 had 13 weeks compared to 14 in 2016. Apple sold 5.9 million iPhones per week in the 4th calendar quarter of 2017 compared to 5.6 million per week in the same quarter in 2016.

…but he insisted the iPhone X was outselling all other iPhones.

He omitted, though, to offer any actual number for X sales.

Numbers we would have believed. But as far was his protestations about Apple selling more iPhone Xs than other models? Well, pull the other one, Tim Cook!

Some experts fear the phone simply doesn’t inspire.

Tim Cook: no expert on iPhone sales.

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