Weekly poll results: iPhone X soaks up the fan love, leaving scraps for the iPhone 8

There are two kinds of people in the world – iOS fans and Android fans. Of iOS fans, more than double the number of people want an iPhone X than an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Analysts saw this coming when they forecast that the X will account for half of the sales.

Our poll shows the divide is 2 to 1 instead of 1 to 1, but wanting to buy the phone and actually getting it is another matter. The issue is twofold – price and availability.

The iPhone X is the most expensive mass market phone ever and it will raise the Average Selling Price (ASP) of Apple’s lineup. Even if the number of phones it sells remains the same, its revenue will go up. Still, it’s a lot of money to spend.

For all we know, the X might help push sales to record levels. It has unique features that no other phone can match. For example, Apple bought the company behind the Xbox Kinect and miniaturized the tech so it fits on a phone.

However, these new components made the manufacturing process arduous and there might not be enough units to satisfy the demand.

Of course, Apple has never shied away from a bit of exclusivity and in 2017 at least, the X will be a fairly exclusive.

There’s a large number of people who will try to stretch the useful life of their current phone another year. That’s not a bad plan perhaps, Apple might come out with an iPhone X Plus (iPhone XI?). The current model is fairly small, compared even to the iPhone 8 Plus, let alone the Androids.

Then there are those who voted in favor of Android – as we said, there are two kinds of people in the world.