Android-powered Essential Phone estimated to have shipped just 88K units in 2017

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Despite being one of the first handsets on the market with an edge-to-edge display, the Essential Phone, pioneered by former Android chief Andy Rubin, failed to compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone X in any meaningful way, with one new estimate suggesting just 88,000 units were shipped last year.
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IDC: Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels in 2017, Essential Phone sales under 90,000

During its earnings call earlier this month, Google revealed that its device shipments doubled in 2017 compared to 2016, but as usual the company didn’t give us any hard numbers. Thankfully, that hasn’t stopped IDC, one of the big analyst houses, from releasing its estimates. According to Francisco Jeronimo, IDC’s Research Director, Google shipped 3.9 million Pixels last year. The analyst also confirms Google’s own report saying that shipments have indeed doubled. That said, Google is still very far from being anywhere near a market leader in this regard. Given that its distribution…

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Essential reportedly only shipped 88,000 phones in 2017

 Essential knew it had a hard road ahead of it. Andy Rubin and company acknowledged as much when they launched a handset aimed at taking on the likes of Apple and Samsung. Given that the company hasn’t issued anything in the way of official numbers thus far, a new batch of numbers from IDC are the best we have to go on at the moment — and things don’t look great. Read More
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Tim Cook: iPhone X ‘top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November’

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In Apple’s quarterly earnings statement, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that since it shipped to customers, the iPhone X was the biggest seller every week, outpacing the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus through November and December.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: iPhone X Has Been the Top Selling iPhone Every Week Since it Shipped

During today’s earnings call covering the first fiscal quarter of 2018, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the iPhone X has “surpassed our expectations” and has been the “top selling iPhone” every week since it shipped in November.

Apple says the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus lineup brought in the highest revenue of any iPhone lineup in the company’s history.


Apple does not break down iPhone sales by model, but the company sold 77.3 million iPhones in total, which was below analyst expectations. iPhone average selling price was up thanks to the iPhone X, coming in at $796 compared to $695 in the year-ago quarter.

Cook also said that customer satisfaction is “off the charts” for the iPhone X, and that Face ID was “incredibly well received.”

Cook was asked about the future of the iPhone X and whether Apple sees its lineup expanding to encompass two iPhone X-style devices in the future, and he of course declined to respond.

He did, however, say that Apple is “thrilled” with the reception to the iPhone X, and that with its launch, the company was setting up the next decade of development. “That’s how we look at it, and that’s the reason it’s chock full of incredible innovations. So you can bet that we’re pulling that string,” Cook said.

Going forward, Apple CFO Luca Maestri said in answer to a question about slower growth in the coming quarter that Apple believes iPhone revenue will actually grow double digits compared to last year’s March quarter. iPhone sell-through growth, he says, will be accelerating compared to the December quarter.

Apple’s guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 includes expected revenue of $60-$62 billion and gross margin between 38 and 38.5 percent.

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