Apple offers free repairs for iPhone glitch

Apple only sold 77.3 million units.

iPhone maker Apple has notched up a double-digit growth in its revenues from India in the quarter to December 2017, its all-time quarterly record to date.

In its latest statement, Apple reiterated its belief that it was acting in the best interest of its customers by extending the lives of their iPhones.

The number of iPhones sold declined, and people overall seem to be waiting longer to upgrade to new smartphones, the analyst noted. The company is benefiting from steady iPhone sales, spurt in Services segment and a resurgence in Mac and iPad sales. Should your iPhone have unrelated issues like a cracked screen, customers will need to first resolve those problem before Apple allows you to go through with the complimentary No Service fix.

The "other product" segment which includes the Apple Watch and Apple TV, increased 36 percent to $5.5 billion. Going ahead, we believe foray into fast-growing technologies like autonomous vehicle, artificial intelligence (AI) & AR/VR are long-term drivers. They may also contact Apple Technical Support. That period covered the final three months of previous year, including the early November debut of the iPhone X.

According a report in Business Korea, a few parts for the current topline iPhone model are "assessed to achieve zero in the second 50% of this current year". But the iPhone X is now available, meaning that either Apple solved the production issues earlier than anticipated - or consumer demand is waning.

Apple adds that the affected units were manufactured between September 2016 and February 2018. What about the year after that? iPhone 10 and 12? Inc. now owns 7,455 shares of the iPhone maker's stock worth $1,074,000 after acquiring an additional 495 shares during the period. But, then again, there's hardly been any over the past several years.

"It was really driven by the success of the iPhone X and also the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus", Maestri told Reuters in an interview.

As for iPhone sales in the fourth quarter of 2018, they're likely to be in line with the numbers reported every year.

"Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components", Apple said.

  • Carolyn Briggs