Apple may discontinue iPhone X around mid 2018

But the third version - believed by some to be called the iPhone X Plus - will actually miss out on some key features. And then there was the iPhone X, which has sold over 29 million units in the last few months. Additionally, the display would come with an aspect ratio of 18:9, so the upcoming iPhone would be a taller device and it would carry a handy design.

Apple managed to ship 29 million units of the iPhone X during the fourth quarter of 2017 despite facing production delays early on.

"We could very well end up seeing three devices this year, all following on from the iPhone X design". The iPhone X, among other models, captured about 20 percent of the total iPhone sales in the holiday quarter.

Apple is planning to release a larger 6.1-inch iPhone X with a lower quality screen and more affordable price tag in September, according to a report. But loyal Apple fans seem to be willing to shell out more for the latest bells and whistles. "We revise up our price projection for the 6.1" model from $650-$750 to $700-$800, and remain positive on shipments momentum".

It should be noted that even though the X took the top spot on the smartphone sales rankings, its shipment figures still fell below most analysts' expectations.

AAPL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. According to Taiwanese reports, the new iPhone will feature this LCD screen which would be more advanced than the previous iPhones. Today, some more information about this phone revealed.

Research from JP Morgan briefly dinged Apple's stock on Tuesday, predicting that manufacturing of the iPhone X might drop 50 per cent between the December and March quarters. The company has also cut orders at suppliers, claims the Taiwanese publication.

This could be the first time Apple has canceled a phone model since the iPhone 5C in 2014. Zhang Bin of Sinolink Securities says now that the first wave of demand for the device has been completed, the $1,000 starting price of the iPhone X may weaken demand in the first quarter.

This week CIRP and Canalys both released iPhone X sales data, and the two firms' results clearly contradict each other.

Apple is once again expected to launch an entry-level iPhone just like the Apple iPhone SE it launched back in 2016. Mizuho reissued a "neutral" rating and set a $175.00 target price (up previously from $160.00) on shares of Apple in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Of course, they'll also ship with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screens. "Similar to when Apple ended iPhone 5 to launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C", Stanton told The Register. The firm also lowered its estimates for Knowles from $779 million to $772 million.

  • Arturo Norris