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Tim Cook is ‘thrilled’ with iPhone 8 sales, says Apple Watch LTE fix is coming

September 22nd, 2017 at 7:31 PM
iPhone 8 Sales

Apple last year decided to break a multi-year tradition when it opted not to release opening weekend sales figures for the iPhone 7. Similarly, there’s a slim-to-none chance that Apple will be forthcoming with precise iPhone 8 sales figures this year. All the more so given that early iPhone 8 sales may be uncharacteristically low due to the impending launch of the highly anticipated iPhone X.

Nonetheless, Tim Cook did take some time to assure the masses that iPhone 8 sales have been strong thus far, despite some speculative reports to the contrary. Speaking to CNBC earlier today, the Apple CEO said that he’s been “thrilled” with both iPhone 8 and Apple Watch 3 sales.

“I am thrilled,” Cook explained. “Here’s what we’re seeing right now. The watch with LTE — the Series 3 Watch — we are sold out in so many places around the world. And we’re working really hard to meet demand. We’ve sold out of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in some stores, but we’ve got good supply there. You can see what’s going on here this morning — I couldn’t be happier.”

To be fair, this doesn’t tell us much of anything and we’ll have to wait until next week to get a firmer grasp on just how strong, or perhaps weak, iPhone 8 sales are. And with Apple now refusing to divulge opening weekend sales figures, there’s a good chance we won’t fully know how the device performed until Apple’s December earnings report and accompanying earnings conference call.

Incidentally, Tim Cook briefly addressed the LTE issues which seemed to impact nearly all early reviewers.

“The issue is very minor,” Cook said. “It will be fixed in a software update. It has to do with the handoff between Wi-Fi and cellular, and we’ll fix that. It only happens in a rare number of cases.”

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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