What does it mean?

Gulf News - - Your Turn -

Pre-orders for the iPhone X be­gan on Fri­day, but res­i­dents in the UAE will have to wait a lit­tle longer for their phones to ar­rive. Ap­ple’s UAE web­site is cur­rently show­ing a wait time of five to six weeks for the new phone, as stated in the re­port, “iPhone X pre­orders sell­ing out in UAE”, pub­lished in the Busi­ness sec­tion of Gulf News on Oc­to­ber 28.

How­ever, when asked on­line, eight in ten re­spon­dents to a poll on gulfnews.com do not in­tend to buy Ap­ple’s 10th an­niver­sary phone.

A quick look at the web­site shows that the start­ing price of this new model is Dh4,099. Com­pare this with the iPhone 8, which is re­leas­ing at the same time, and you can save over Dh1,000.

Is the wait af­ter pre-or­der just to cre­ate hype? Is the high price dis­cour­ag­ing peo­ple from buy­ing the phone? Share your views at read­ers@gulfnews.com.

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