Is Apple Killing The iPhone X This Year?
- Author: Arturo Norris Apr 21, 2018,
Apr 21, 2018, 20:01
With the repeated criticism of Apple products such as iPhones, MacBook Pro Laptops, the Apple shares suffered 4 percent drop on Friday. As Apple's main chip supplier, TSMC's tepid revenue forecast revived fears that the iPhone X, Apple's flagship $999 handset, may already be losing momentum a quarter after its release. The company's revenue was up 12.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Apple will post 11.35 EPS for the current fiscal year. The firm asked the following question: "You now own an iPhone, yet you didn't upgrade to (what Apple believes is) the best Apple phone yet, the iPhone X. Why?"
Lastly, the case maker speculates that the iPhone SE 2 could support wireless charging, but that seems uncertain for now. Also, as mentioned before, the phone may also get the A10 Fusion chipset which powers the iPhone 7 series.
Apple is yet to confirm the launch timeline of the iPhone SE 2.
And Apple has other levers to pull, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Wamsi Mohan said in a note Friday. While one could be a cheaper model priced around $500, the company is also planning an iPhone model with two SIM cards which is a popular choice in Asian markets. Now according to the new leaks, Apple is yet again asking the customers to dish out $1,000 for its new iPhones.
Apple is also discontinuing the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in September, this means there will be no available iPhone with the headphone jack at the end of the year.
A recent report from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has suggested that a cheaper all-screen iPhone could be coming later this year. And more than a few people people called out Mirabaud's Campling for his announcement of the iPhone X's summer demise.
Did you buy an iPhone X? The smartphone will feature a fingerprint scanner Touch ID and a four-inch display. And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Apple Inc.
All things said and done, Apple has not yet confirmed any official plans regarding the iPhone SE launch, nor has it revealed any specifications. There will be no notches on top of the display, no Face ID technology too.