Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid


CIRP reported that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X together represented around 61 percent of Apple's phone sales, compared to the 72 percent taken by the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016.

The newest consumer study from CIRP reveals that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus captured almost 61 percent of the total iPhone sales in the USA in the fourth quarter, lower than the 72 percent share the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus made up in the same quarter in 2016. It cut its iPhone estimate for the fiscal year, which ends September 29, by 5 million units to 240 million, in line with consensus.

"This report estimates iPhone X made up about 20 [percent] of total iPhone sales in the 2017 holiday quarter, a very respectable portion of sales considering it didn't go on sale until November", the site reported. The company is anticipated to benefit from the strong demand of iPhone X in mature markets, which will help it to sustain momentum in the near term. "Similar to when Apple ended iPhone 5 to launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C", Stanton told The Register. Yes, the upcoming iPhones would come up with the Face ID feature just like the original iPhone X working on company's own Facial Recognition technology. If you still really want to own one, better get on it before this summer.

One alleged reason for Chinese consumers' aversion to the iPhone X is because the notch at the top where many sensors are located decrease the available surface space on the front of the device.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the most famous analyst with KGI Securities when it comes to Apple, the Cupertino-based giant will not sell iPhone X at lower price as it will hurt its other products in the lower-priced premium segment.

This iPhone X2 will have roughly the same design, but will likely use a more powerful chip.

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The KGI report said that poor sales in China might lead to Apple's decision to cancel the phone.

The LCD-powered iPhone will also reportedly ship with an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel, pack 3GB of RAM, and sport a single rear camera instead of two.

The LCD iPhone model is believed to cost less than the current iPhone X for a price between $700-$800.

Apple Inc (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. He added that the 2018 LCD iPhone won't have 3D Touch. It would also have a lower display resolution than the OLED models.

According to the report, Apple may incorporate Japan Display's "Full Active" LCD display into one of its upcoming iPhones.