Demand for the iPhone in China seems to be weak and it is unclear if it could be due to the price simply being too high, or if it could be due to the trade war between both countries. Price cuts were then introduced to help spur sales, which some seem to believe could be working, but perhaps it isn’t working as well as Apple would have liked.
So much so that according to the Taipei Central News Agency (via PhoneArena), it seems that several retailers in China are slashing their prices even further. Take for example the iPhone XS whose price will be slashed by as much as $150 if you were to buy it from Suning’s physical stores, but if you were to buy it online, then you could expect to prices cut by as much as $195.
JD.com will also be slashing their prices by a similar amount, and with the iPhone XS Max, it seems that those discounts could be more. Suning has discounted the phone by a whopping $300 when purchased upfront, while JD is offering a $250 discount. Note that these prices are only offered by the retailer which means that you will need to purchase from them directly.
It is unclear if these discounts were made by the retailers themselves or if Apple might have encouraged it, but either way the cheaper prices should see more customers hop on board the iPhone bandwagon.