Apple To Discontinue iPhone X After 2018 Models are Launched?
Apple claimed to have made a promising start with the sales of iPhone X till end of 2017, but the demand has been subdue ever since. And this development is likely to force Apple to discontinuing the sales of iPhone X in 2018, once the new models show up in the market.
Such a sensationalist claim has been made by analyst Ming Chi-Kuo, in a recently published investor note. The details of the said note have been reported by Apple Insider, who were led to believe that iPhone X sales estimates are going to be as high as expected before.
In addition to that, Kuo also said that Apple is expected to sell around 18 million units of iPhone X in the first quarter of 2018.
According to him, iPhone X has failed to light up demand in a market like China, with many uncertain about the ‘notch’ on top of the screen of iPhone X, which has forced buyers to switch their attention to the iPhone 8 Plus instead.
While Ming’s prediction are well sought out in the market, one need not be surprised to see Apple discontinuing iPhone X after its annual launch of 2018 version of iPhone. After all, iPhone X was supposed to be a special edition which marked its tenth anniversary ever since Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone in 2007.
The new iPhones are most likely to take forward the design language of iPhone X, which was heralded by Tim Cook and co. as a glimpse into the next decade of iPhone. The three new iPhones could possibly line up alongside the iPhone SE 2, which most analysts expect to be announced in the coming months.
It remains to be seen how the iPhone nomenclature is taken forward in 2018, whether we get iPhone IX or will there be a straight jump to iPhone XI? We’re sure to have more details trickling down on the internet very soon.
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