The iPhone X outsold the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus every week during the three months from January to March, according to Apple, going against reports that the flagship phone was struggling to catch on.
During a conference call following its quarterly results, Apple CEO Tim Cook told reporters: “Since we split the iPhone line with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, this is the first cycle we've ever had where the top of the line iPhone model has also been the most popular.”
However, Cook refused to divulge specific numbers. Apple sold a total of 52.2 million iPhones, up from 50.8 million in the same period last year.
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Cook also defended the iPhone X’s £999 price tag, saying that the cutting-edge technology found in the device made it worth the cost
“The iPhone X is the most innovative product on the market, and as I've said a few times, it's jam packed with technology that sets the smartphone up for the next decade,” he added.
Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone models later this year: an updated iPhone X, a larger iPhone X Plus and a more affordable edition with a LCD screen.
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