Published: Thu, January 25, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

2018 iPhones: Analyst Reveals Details On Rumored 6.1-Inch Model, Including Price

2018 iPhones: Analyst Reveals Details On Rumored 6.1-Inch Model, Including Price

There's much talk and confusion right now about the iPhone X being discontinued once its replacements arrive this year, on account that it's not meeting sales estimates.

It said that the iPhone X did not make a impact in the China market in line with predictions because consumers were put off by the notch holding the sensors, which have made them believe that the iPhone 8 Plus has more usable space.

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd.

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Kuo also speculates that the company may halt the manufacture of the iPhone X in order for the company to introduce newer models at their annual keynote presentation in September. The event will be the first in the history of Apple, when last year's smartphone doesn't offer at a reduced price. While all of the current display manufacturing for the iPhone X is done by Samsung, the report notes that the 6.1-inch LCD "thin-film" display will be manufactured by JDI.

Kuo adds that iPhone X will not be kept as a "lower-cost option" for 2019 but its features will migrate to other models which include the iPhone X's Face ID facial recognition system or the large OLED display.

Meanwhile, a report from CIRP showed that the sales mix of iPhones in the last quarter of 2017 was markedly different from that in 2016.

Canalys also noted that the iPhone 8 and lower models were also in high demand for their value in money, with Apple having what the firm called its best performance till date.

The newest smartphone designed by Apple was released in November previous year. This iteration of the iPhone is also tipped to feature an aluminum frame similar to the iPhone 8, rather than stainless steel like the current iPhone X, as well a standard logic board and rectangular battery.

In related news, SVP Johny Srouji sold 5,760 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. And when it does release the numbers for the period, don't expect it to tell anyone how many iPhone X units it sold. Bank of America restated a "buy" rating and issued a $180.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. The business had revenue of $52.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.71 billion.

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