Apple will slash the price of last year's iPhone X, allowing it to sell the long–awaited iPhone X Plus at the same price point as the original X.
That’s the bold claim made by analyst Amit Daryanani from RBC Capital Markets. He says that with iPhone X sales lagging behind expectations, Apple may drop the cost of new devices in order to entice customers.
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He believes any update to the current iPhone X will start at $899 in the U.S., a drop of $100 on the current SIM–free price. That would give Apple the chance to sell the larger, 6.5–inch iPhone X Plus from $999.
Daryanani doesn't say exactly how much the heavily-rumoured iPhone X with LCD screen would cost, only suggesting it will be ‘$700+’.
Apple is said to have seen a drop in iPhone X sales since the turn of the year, as consumers baulk at the high cost. In the UK, the standard SIM-free 64GB iPhone X costs £999, with a 256GB version coming in at £1,149.
The larger iPhone X Plus is expected to feature an OLED screen, Face ID and improved internal specs, with the revamped iPhone X offering only minor internal tweaks.