These rumours fall in line with predictions from noted KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who stated that Apple would launch three iPhones in 2018, out of which one would be a TFT-LCD model, which would be the most affordable iPhone from the group.
The newest consumer study from CIRP reveals that the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus captured almost 61 percent of the total iPhone sales in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, lower than the 72 percent share the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus made up in the same quarter in 2016. From 29 million iPhone X, 7 million units have been shipped to China.
The iPhone X sales reportedly capped off at 29 million in their fourth quarter, according to numbers obtained by Fortune.
The iPhone X has a dual camera set-up while the alleged new model would only sport one lens according to the report
Apple ( AAPL ) is facing a steady drip of reports that iPhone sales are slowing, resulting in production cuts at its contract manufacturers in Asia. If there's anything we can learn from these contradictions, it's that no one other than Apple itself can really have any real clues about the iPhone sales mix in Q4. Tech sites are saying it's unclear if this is true, but the facts are that iPhone X sales fell short of expectations.
iPhone X is one of the world's best smartphones that is getting shipped around this holiday season.
Canalys says demand for Apple's flagship came from markets that already have high iPhone install bases, and where carriers offer finance deals for the smartphone, which has a $999 price tag that is out of reach for many people.More news: Burger King Just Made a Commercial About Net Neutrality...Using Whoppers?
If we talk more about the 6.1 Inch iPhone, it would carry an aluminium frame. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners that the iPhone X accounted for 20% of all iPhones sold during the October-December quarter past year.
Nomura lowered its March iPhone estimate by 3 million units to 60 million, compared with the consensus estimate of 62 million.
The analyst further claims that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will sport a single rear camera, but the OLED models will be equipped with dual camera setups on their back.More news: Sheriff's deputy shot and killed in Colorado
There have been a slew of rumors surrounding the idea that Apple plans to discontinue the iPhone X after this year due to disappointing sales. "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".
The design has led some consumers to perceive that there is less usable screen space on the iPhone X than on the larger-body, notch-free iPhone 8 Plus, according to Kuo's analysis, seen by AppleInsider. It would cost between $700 and $800.
The only reason behind Apple to acquire the LCD screens instead of OLED panel is to reduce the actual pricing of this upcoming iPhone.More news: It became known when the US Embassy moved to Jerusalem
The leak came from a source within Samsung Display, the sole OLED supplier for the upcoming iPhones.