Apple will discontinue the iPhone X towards the end of 2018, rumours suggest, ending the company's longstanding policy of offering the previous year’s flagship phone at a knockdown price.
That’s the word from well connected analyst Ming Chi Kuo, citing sources close to Apple’s supply chain.
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Kuo, who correctly predicated Apple’s plans to ditch Touch ID from the iPhone X, said the move would allow Apple to focus on its planned 2018 range instead.
The same analyst, along with other sources, has also forecasted that Apple will this year release an updated version of the iPhone X, as well as a larger iPhone X Plus with a 6.5–inch display.
More interestingly, he also believes Apple is working on a 6.1–inch version of the iPhone X, with a LCD rather than OLED screen.
This would be more affordable than other handsets. Kuo says the decision to ditch the current iPhone X could be related to Apple’s unwillingness to harm sales of the LCD version of the iPhone X.
Apple is expected to reveal its quarterly results in the next few weeks, with iPhone sales likely receiving a major boost in the wake of the iPhone X’s release.