On Tuesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "Surprise! Apple's iPhone 8 makes a Big Splash in Taiwan in September as the most Popular Smartphones." In just 7 days on the market the iPhone 8 crushed the Samsung S8 in Taiwan and today the pre-orders for Apple's iPhone X are "off the charts" according to Apple's spokesperson. The news has sent the stock up 3.63% as of 12:50 pm PST or $5.72 /share (and fluctuating).
an Apple spokeswoman told Reuters that "We can see from the initial response, customer demand is off the charts."
iPhone X's launch follows weeks of concerns among analysts about Apple's strategy of launching two phones within months of each other, in contrast to its approach in the past."
In late September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Negative iPhone X Rumor #900: Apple's TrueDepth Camera is to blame for the iPhone X Delay." The report noted that the tech media is now into high gear inventing hit-pieces on Apple. To a certain extent this is now the norm and actually expected. This is why Patently Apple posted a report prior to the iPhone event in September titled "It's Circus Time: Apple Competitors race to discredit the coming iPhones as behind the Curve & Late to Market" so that Apple fans could take all the noise that would be coming Apple's way in stride. Another day, another negative rumor about the so-called delay of Apple's iPhone X."
One of the biggest hit pieces on Apple and the iPhone X came from Bloomberg on Wednesday. Patently Apple was quick to post a report about titled "Bloomberg makes a Serious Charge that Apple is Compromising Face ID to Keep iPhone X production on Schedule."
At the end of that report I noted that "My only hope is that one of Apple's executives go public with a clear statement stating that Apple's Face ID has not been compromised to meet a production schedule. That's a serious charge that Apple has to refute and the sooner the better, because why would anyone want to buy the iPhone X if they know that the technology has been compromised?" Apple indeed answered quickly and we covered Apple's response in our story about the fake news here.
Even with a slight delay in delivery, Apple fans still decided to come to the party despite all the noise of problems with the camera production. Apple fans took in stride indeed and flooded the Apple war room with pre-orders. Today the naysayers are being hung or are in hiding for being made to look so stupid.
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