Apple could ship as many as 100 million units of its heavily rumoured affordable update to last year’s iPhone X, with the device potentially taking the place of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
That’s the word from Ming Chi Kuo, the KGI analyst who regularly gets his Apple predictions spot on.
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He says the cheaper iPhone X, which is believed to feature an LCD rather than OLED screen in order to keep costs down, is likely to be a huge hit for Apple.
Kuo has previously predicted the handset would cost between $699 and $799 in the U.S. That marks a significant discount on the current iPhone X, which starts at $999 Stateside and £999 here in the UK.
Apple is said to be able to achieve the lower cost by changing the screen tech, as well as offering an aluminium rather than glass design, single-lens camera and dropping 3D Touch.
Kuo claims that the new phone could replace the iPhone 8, as Apple looks to make the transition away from handsets that use its traditional home button towards those reliant on all–screen design and Face ID.
Apple’s 2018 iPhone range is not due for release until autumn.