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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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  • 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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Apple Launches ‘Apple TV’ YouTube Channel

Similarly, most of the trailers on YouTube are unavailable in the TV app since unreleased films and shows do not exist in Apple TV's content database

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The Apple logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California. VOA

In a bid to expand its presence in the competitive content streaming market, Apple has quietly launched the “Apple TV” channel on Google-owned content sharing platform YouTube.

Apple’s channel on YouTube is dedicated to the iPhone-maker’s TV app, offering trailers, behind the scenes commentary, interviews, show clips and videos highlighting Apple’s own original content efforts, like an Apple TV+ trailer and Carpool Karaoke previews, MacStories reported on Tuesday.

Every video on the channel appears to be free of advertisements.

However, it seems odd that while the channel serves to promote the Apple TV service, its videos by and large aren’t available on that service’s app, the report said.

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A customer is entering the Apple store in Fairfax, Virginia. VOA

The behind-the-scenes clips and interviews that are surfacing on Apple TV’s YouTube channel are not even currently available on the Apple TV app, exclusively on YouTube.

Similarly, most of the trailers on YouTube are unavailable in the TV app since unreleased films and shows do not exist in Apple TV’s content database.

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As Apple’s redesigned TV app launches in May as part of tvOS 12.3 and iOS 12.3 and Apple gets ready to launch its streaming service TV+ later in 2019, it will be interesting to see what kind of content Apple funnels through this new YouTube channel rather than the TV app itself, the report added. (IANS)