Apple iPhone X will be Discontinued in 2018

29 Million iPhone X Models

Following the three new iPhone models, it is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 that got 1.7 percent of the premium smartphone market share.

According to an Apple Insider report, trusted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has predicted that Apple will soon discontinue the iPhone X if it believes the device isn't taking off the way Apple wants it to in markets like China. Apart from this, to reduce the pricing of this phone, it would carry an aluminum design instead of the original stainless steel's frame. Further, Kuo relays that Apple's 6.1-inch iPhone model will not incorporate 3D Touch, a feature Apple first introduced on 2015's iPhone 6s. A fresh analyst report warning about weak iPhone X orders landed on Wednesday, and at least two firms have downgraded Apple stock this month for that very reason. Even with reduced short-term expectations, Walkley would not be surprised to see his 2019 forecasts "prove conservative", especially "as new iPhones could drive a stronger replacement cycle than the initial iPhone X versus our current estimates anticipating a modest slowdown in 2019 upgrade sales". Kuo claims that the display itself will be an LCD panel instead of OLED which drastically reduces its price point to around $700-$800. Additionally, Kuo writes that Apple plans to push up its certification schedule as to avoid any delays. "Similar to when Apple ended iPhone 5 to launch iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C", Stanton told The Register. "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 iPhone X was launched alongside and was deemed as the true successor to the original iPhone that was launched in 2007.

That is a staggering figure seeing how many outlets had been bashing Apple for a poor performing iPhone X.

"At a high level, noise in the supply chain appears most pronounced about Apple's March quarter, consistent with the fact that sequential declines could be in line, or worse than recent history", Sacconaghi said.

When Apple revealed that the iPhone X would cost $999 for the base model, many analysts that its price would badly hurt the sales.

However, CIRP also said that a year-over-year comparison for iPhone sales mix is "tricky at best" because the iPhone X wasn't available for the entire quarter.

Apple will be adopting Japanese display's advanced Full Active display technology to design the LCD display.

According to KGI's reports and some other sources, the new 6.1 Inch display iPhone would be landed in a mid-range smartphones category. However, the Japan Display Full Active LCD panel has a pixel density of 395 pixels per inch. However according to the numbers by market research firm Canalys, it has been estimated that Apple has managed to ship 29 million iPhone X units in Q4 2017.

The 3D touch is also being done away with.

An analyst says the new model's disappointing sales could lead to the phone being canceled - with production stopping as soon as this summer.

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