There is not even any face validity to these claims of sluggish sales. I have personally never seen more new, first year release iPhones in the wild than with the iPhone X. If you’ve spent time in any Apple Store you’d see that the large majority of what people are asking for is iPhone X.
Really? I'm sure you're smart enough (maybe) to figure out that there are valid reasons that iPhone production might be cut by 50% while production of some parts might be cut by 60%. Apple could simply have an excess of some parts. The likelihood that they have exactly the same number of every single component is very slim. So your whole $4 billion error might not be an error at all. It's really not that complicated. You look silly and biased when you get so hysterical, especially when the point you're so emphatically trying to make could be completely wrong.