At first blush, it seems odd that an older phone would get a sales boost when there's a new phone out there. But it makes sense for a few reasons. The survey results indicate that more people are interested in buying older iPhones at a cheaper price than in the past. The iPhone 7 just got a price cut, which works for people opting to pass on paying more for the new iPhone 8 features such as wireless charging or the upgraded camera.
"Waiting to Upgrade to the iPhone 8? You're Not Alone." is from the October 16, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Hayley Tsukayama and narrated by Sam Scholl.