iPhone X adoption is stronger than the iPhone 8, 8 Plus

After a full weekend of sales for the iPhone X, the Localytics mobile engagement platform says that adoption of the next gen smartphone is stronger than that of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. 

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The iPhone X grabbed 0.93% of the overall market share for iPhones after the first weekend of sales. This puts the X ahead of the 0.7% first weekend adoption for the iPhone 8 models, but still below the 2.3% market share that the iPhone 6 models grabbed back in 2014 and the 1.3% and 1.2% adoption experienced by the iPhone 6S and 7 models in 2015 and 2016.

While this may seem slightly concerning, it’s important to consider that there are significantly more iPhones in the market today than in 2014, notes Localytics. While the iPhone 6 was a major upgrade at the time, it didn’t pack the punch that Apple has introduced with the iPhone X. If Apple’s prediction that the 2017 holiday quarter will be one of its best ever comes true, it’s likely we’ll see adoption of the X grab more of the overall market share than its predecessors did after the first months in the market, adds the mobile engagement platform.