Apple Already Planning to Kill the iPhone X

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William Hook Flickr

Despite the compromises, the combination of lower price and a distinctive styling change from the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are predicted to be strong motivators for buyers in late 2018.

Well, who saw this coming? Production will apparently cease in summer and will be the first time Apple has canceled an iPhone model after just one generation since the iPhone 5C in 2014.

In his view, the 3D sensing capabilities in the iPhone X will pave the way for more advanced augmented reality and artificial intelligence applications.

Kuo had earlier said that Apple may launch a trio of iPhone X like devices including 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays and a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display. A larger 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus is expected at an even higher price along with the mid-range 6.1-inch iPhone with the iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE sitting beneath. The iPhone X was announced alongside the iterative iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in September, but the device went on sale only in November.

While the report has yet to be verified, Kou has long track record successfully revealing Apple's plans.

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When the world tuned in to the launch of Apple's glamorous, hi-tech iPhone X, jaws dropped at the price of the device - which retails at £999 in Britain. The company says this newly designed LCD will allow the size of a smartphone device to be almost the same as the display size. The current projection for the price of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is between $700 and $800.

Apple did not respond to a Fortune request for comment on how many iPhone X units it sold during the fourth quarter.

According to Japan Display, its Full Active LCDs are 6-inch displays and comes with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels and have an 18:9 aspect ratio. Facing calls for bifurcation of the iPhone lineup into premium and budget versions back in 2013, Apple opted to discontinue the iPhone 5, using its innards for a cheaper iPhone 5C, and its shell (with a new gold color) for a sequel.

However, according to Canalys, while the iPhone X performed below analysts lofty expectations, it still shipped a respectable 29 million smartphones, being the best shipping smartphone over the Christmas and New Year holiday season.

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