Apple iPhone X

After some issues and a less-than-glorious response, the Cupertino Giant Apple is now expected to discontinue the iPhone X as the new lineup arrives. One of the analysts at KGI Securities has made the prediction.

MacRumors has reported the prediction made by Ming-Chi Kuo about the Apple iPhone X. According to the analyst from KGI Securities, Apple would rather halt the production of the phone than sell it at a lower price point. This move is expected as lowering the prices can hurt other products in their lineup.

Fate of the iPhone X

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While the tenth-anniversary Apple iPhone came with a revamped design and functionality, it may be short-lived as the next generation devices arrive. According to the analysts at KGI, this present device will remain a flagship till it is discontinued.

The practical reason for the same is explained by Kuo in his research saying, “iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch. Additionally, to sell iPhone X at a lower price may have a negative impact on shipments of the new 6.1″ LCD iPhone in 2H18. Thus, we estimate device will reach end-of-life (EOL) around the middle of 2018”.

Through Kuo’s statement, we can get an idea of the upcoming Apple iPhone lineup which will comprise the second gen iPhone X and iPhone X Plus (with a bigger screen) as premium devices. Coming down, it will have the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, then the iPhone 7 Duo, and finally the most affordable iPhone SE. Also, the next generation of iPhones is expected to come with a lower price tag due to an LCD panel replacing the AMOLED.

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An avid reader, writer, and motorcyclist, Manik is intrigued by the ever evolving tech ecosystem. Manik is responsible to take care of what’s happening in the Indian smartphones market and update the website readers accordingly through his detailed coverage on any given topic. In his free-time, you’ll find him fine-tuning his Bike or exploring the web for something new.

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