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Apple iPhone sales drop slightlyBut Apple still sold a lot of phones, thanks to new models like the iPhone X.
Apple sold a lot of iPhones over the holiday season but it wasn't quite as many as the year before. he company just reported it's quarterly earnings in a call with investors and analysts. Now Apple sold a 77.3 million phones in it's quarter which ended in December. But last year during the same period, the company sold 78 million phones. It's a small drop, and the company noted that this quarter only counted 13 weeks, rather than the 14 weeks from the year before. But the drop is still significant, as this quarter we've seen the base price of the iPhone hit $1,000. And although many people expected the 10 to be hard to get due to limited supply, it was actually pretty easy after the first few weeks. This quarter includes the first three months of iPhone 8 and 8 plus sales and then first two months of iPhone X sales. Now bear in mind Apple doesn't breakout sales numbers for individual models but CEO Tim Cook says that the iPhone X was the top selling model every week since it's launched Also revealed in the [UNKNOWN] report, net income rose to 20 billion dollars and revenues rose to 88 billion dollars, so this slight drop in iPhone sales didnt seem to affect the bottom line at all, all this comes hot on the heel report saying that apple cut production on the iPhone 10 in the first quarter of 2018 in half And in late 2017, Apple admitted slowing down older iPhones with a software update because of battery concerns. It then offered a battery replacement program for older iPhones at $29. During the call Cook addressed investors and analysts and said, "We did not consider in any way, shape or form what it would do to upgrade rates". We did it because we thought it was the right thing to do for our customers. Get a closer look at all the details from the earnings call in our article on CNet, and I'd love to know what you think about these sales numbers. Find me on Twitter @LexiSevides, or down in the comments.