With Apple no longer reporting iPhone sales numbers, it’s a free-for-all when it comes to Apple rumours now.
The very fact that they stopped reporting numbers should tell us that, they are no longer that good.
No publicly traded company hides news that would spike their shares
There are a lot of different iPhones out there now. They still sell some old models. I think this has more to do with them offering several iPhones at once instead of weak iPhone demand.
I think the delay in release also may have had an impact on this. Having over a month between shipping of the flagship and a comparable lower base model will surely have swayed a good number of buyers in my opinion.
Just chill a bit with the prices will ya?