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Apple fans finding iPhone X ‘too expensive’ for upgrade

The company is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year

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This iPhone app claims to accurately monitor BP. Pixabay
  • iPhone X has not gotten the expected response
  • The response was lukewarm, far from what was expected
  • The iPhone is said to be too expensive

Unlike what Apple had expected, the response to its super-premium iPhone X has been lukewarm as many existing users believe that the device is too expensive, a top analyst with asset management firm Piper Jaffray has said.

Apple got lukewarm response for iPhone X. Pixabay
Apple got lukewarm response for iPhone X. Pixabay

“According to Apple news site PED3.0, Michael Olson, a senior researcher with Piper Jaffray found that 44 percent people who didn’t upgrade said that they baulked at the idea because their current ‘iPhone works fine’,” Fortune reported.

More than a third of the respondents said that the iPhone X, which starts at $999, is too expensive. And eight per cent said they would have upgraded if the new phone had a larger screen, the report added.

The survey was conducted on 1,500 iPhone owners on why they have not upgraded to iPhone X yet.

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iPhone X did not manage to usher in the largest refresh cycle in iPhone history, as many analysts initially anticipated, according to BGR.

Even though the iPhone X remains the most popular model within the company’s iPhone line-up, there have been reports that Apple in recent weeks has reduced iPhone X orders due to lower than anticipated demand.

Apple will be releasing three new Phones this year. Pixabay
Apple will be releasing three new Phones this year. Pixabay

Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with KGI Securities, said last month that the Cupertino-headquartered company would cease production of iPhone X mid-year.

The company is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year and one of them will be more popular than the others, according to Kuo. IANS

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Teen’s iPhone 6 Catches Fire! Is iPhone Not Safe to Use?

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire

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According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Pixabay

An Apple iPhone 6 owned by an 11-year-old girl from California caught fire and burned holes in her blanket once she threw the device on it, the media has reported.

“I was sitting down, and I had my phone in my hand and then I saw sparks flying everywhere and I just threw it on a blanket. I was right here on the bed and the phone managed to burn through this blanket and make these holes,” the teenager was quoted as saying by 9to5Mac on Saturday.

Maria Adata, the teenager’s mom, dialled Apple support and was instructed to send pictures and ship the phone to the retailer. “This could have been my child. My child could have been caught on fire and she could have been hurt more and I am glad she’s ok,” turnto23.com has reported.

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Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire. Pixabay

According to the iPhone-maker, there are several things that may cause an iPhone to catch fire, including using unauthorised charging cables and chargers. Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an iPhone has caught fire.

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Two years ago, a viral video on Twitter claimed to show an iPhone 7 Plus catching fire. In December, an Ohio man said that his iPhone XS Max caught fire and exploded in his pocket. (IANS)