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December 28, 2017 Update: The $999 entry-level pricing of the iPhone X has ensured that some Apple fans cannot purchase the premium smartphone.

But those users who have been priced out of the market may be about to get some good news.

Apple has reportedly struggled to shift the iPhone X in several markets, meaning that the manufacturer is now toying with the idea of price reductions, at least in some parts of the world.

This could also impact on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus going forward.

New York research firm JL Warren Capital recently suggested that there is “weak demand” for the iPhone X due to the “high price point and a lack of interesting innovations” included in the phone.

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October 27, 2017 Update:  There was bad news for Apple fans today as the brand new iPhone X sold out in less than 10 minutes worldwide. The smartphone has just been made available for pre-order, and mobile enthusiasts all over the globe absolutely bombarded Apple with requests to purchase the next-generation handset.

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Despite the $999 price tag in the United States, Apple confirmed that all iPhone X units shifted within minutes of being made available. The price was even higher in the United Kingdom, with the £999 price tag being roughly equivalent to $1,300 in the United States.

Yet the situation was exactly the same over the pond; the iPhone X sold out rapidly in Britain, and now Apple devotees wishing to purchase the next generation smartphone will have to wait until 2018.

A certain amount of second-hand units will turn up on sites such as eBay, and there will unquestionably be numerous Apple aficionados willing to shop out vast amounts of money in order to purchase the iPhone X. But for now there will be no more pre-orders of this technology, and none made available this side of the holiday season.

Apple is seeking strong performance from the iPhone X, as it attempts to restore its fortunes. While the Californian corporation remains hugely successful and influential in the technology sphere, its recent sales have not been as prolific as it would have wished for. The iPhone X was an acknowledgement that recent iPhone releases have been rather conservative, and the redesigned smart phone is intended to impress Apple users worldwide.

While the early performance of the iPhone X would suggest that this has been achieved, the reality is that given the number of units made available it is far too to early to draw any realistic conclusions. With only one-third of the usual quantity of smartphone handsets available, it was inevitable that the iPhone X would sell out incredibly quickly when it finally hit the stores.

The excitement surrounding the iPhone X has also impacted on the sales of the iPhone 8. Mike Levin, co-founder of CIRP, believes that the revolutionary wraparound unit profoundly impacted on the performance of the iPhone 8 unit, with the latter being more of an upgrade of previous technology.

“It seems when Apple announced the the forthcoming iPhone X, it changed the market dynamic, and probably depressed demand for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Rather than waiting for and buying the iPhone 8, it looks like buyers in this quarter either bought existing models, or decided to wait for iPhone X, later in the year,” Levin commented.

Apple has struggled to accelerate production of the iPhone X, not least because the OLED display panels that it is utilizing in these new smartphones are relatively small in supply. The production of the smartphone has ironically strengthened the ties between Apple and its great rival Samsung, with the Korean corporation being the largest supplier of OLED technology worldwide.

October 26, 2017 Update: Pre-orders for the iPhone X begin in the next 24 hours, and keen consumers can rest assured that supply will be extremely limited. It is already known that many people hoping to pick up an iPhone X will have to wait until 2018, which will be a sobering reality for many Apple fans.

Despite the launch price of the iPhone X being set at a hefty $999 for the entry-level model, interest in the smartphone is still close to feverish. Any Apple release attracts a huge amount of attention, and the revolutionary iPhone X will certainly be no exception to this rule.