This makes iPhone X the first smartphone model to be distributed over a three-month period from October to late December 2017.
Canalys analyst Ben Stanton also noted that although the figure is quite impressive for high-priced devices, but below industry estimates.
In the past week, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that he expected Apple to stop producing the iPhone X in the middle of this year due to low sales.
According to Canalys, other iPhone models are also experiencing a good achievement of distribution and sales in the last quarter, such as iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Older model versions like the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 are reportedly purchased by consumers who think the device values match with the price.
Canalys analyst TuanAnh Nguyen mentioned that for the fourth quarter, Apple achieved the best performance performance in its smartphone presence, thanks to the huge changes it made to its portfolio in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Stanton mentioned that the price of US $ 999 for the iPhone X with 64GB of internal storage space combined with separate launch dates is the reason why the distribution of the iPhone X failed to reach industry estimates during the fourth quarter.
In addition, Stanton also said the distribution of the iPhone X is not the fastest compared to other iPhone. Apple is expected to report first-quarter earnings for the new fiscal year on February 1st.