Company - - Feb 02,2018
Recently, Chief executive Tim Cook said demand for the product, which starts at about $1,000 had outshined expectations. After an initial fall, Apple shares climbed more than 3% in after-hours trade.
As reported, the average selling price for the iPhone, i.e. Apple’s most chief gadget, was $796 in the crucial holiday quarter. That was up from less than $700 a year earlier and it suggests that people are gravitating toward the iPhone X, which starts at $999. iPhone X recognized as the most popular phone and since we launched it in early November, for every week it’s been the top-selling iPhone," Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook stated in an interview.
For the final quarter of 2017, Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones, down 1 percent from a year earlier and below analysts’ projections of 80.2 million units. Apple also said revenue until March will be $60 billion to $62 billion. Quarterly sales at the firm climbed by 13% year-on-year to a record $88.3bn.
Looking to the above predictions, Chief Financial Officer of Apple Inc., Luca Maestri gave rare additional guidance, saying analysts on a conference call that iPhone sales would grow by at least 10 percent year-over-year in the current quarter. Average selling prices will drop, but services and wearable device revenue growth will be strong in the period, he further added.
Another beneficial movement for the Apple Co. is that growth in sales of the iPhone X help even more because those handsets are capable of running Apple’s latest features and controlling most Apple accessories. This also buys the company more time to create its few next big hits, be it in wearable technology, augmented reality or self-driving vehicles.
Moreover, it has been reported that Apple sold 5.1 million Macs in the quarter on revenue of $6.9 billion, representing 5 % year over year declines. The iPad business persistent to grow with the company posting 13.2 Mn unit sales and revenue of $5.9 Bn.