Bad news involving lower-than-expected iPhones sales continues to circulate, notwithstanding that Apple's shares are still in free fall. The subject of now, raised by the Wall Street Journal, involves the iPhone XR and the Japanese market.
According to the vehicle, the company plans to lower the price of the device in Japan, offering subsidies to local operators, which in turn would be passed on to customers in exchange for a loyalty contract. One reason for this is that the model is apparently being overshadowed by sales of the iPhone 8, which remain strong in the region. It is not yet known when this price drop will happen, but the WSJ bet that this could be put into practice by Apple already next week.
In addition, the newspaper reported that the company is considering resuming production of the iPhone X in some regions. And that would have nothing to do with a possible strong demand for the device; would be more linked to the contract the company has with Samsung Display, which requires that a minimum of OLED panels be produced.
As sales of the iPhones XS and XS Max would be slower than expected, bringing back the iPhone X could allow the company to use this ?surplus? of OLEDs in a product that could have a good appeal to the public depending on the price charged by the company. Ma, obviously.
Of course, it is difficult for Apple to sell the iPhone X again in its stores, showing openly to the world that it has resumed sales of an already discontinued device and that it has many similarities with the iPhone XS; the strategy would be to market it only through partner operators and resellers. Nor is it known whether, if the plan is actually put into practice, in which countries the model would be offered again.
It is good to make it clear that absolutely nothing has been commented specifically on one region or another, so we do not know if the iPhone X will be ?resurrected? in Brazil, for example.
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