Apple will not kill the iPhone X this year

Jan 30, 2018, 01:15
Apple will not kill the iPhone X this year

The company's latest phone was released to the market in November for $999.

While Apple suppliers have seen little drag on earnings so far, many expect the full impact to hit in April and beyond.

The U.S. tech giant notified suppliers that it had chose to cut the first-quarter production target to around 20 million units, in light of slower-than-expected sales in the year-end holiday shopping season in key markets such as Europe, the U.S. and China. It will incorporate a rectangular-shaped, one-cell battery with 2,850-2,950 mAh, that is about 8.5 percent bigger than current iPhone X. The enlarged capacity will be the outcome of a smaller logic board given manufacturing advancements.

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Adding to the concerns, Verizon Communications Inc said last week their postpaid device activations were lower than previous year as people were keeping phones longer. The handset, which doesn't yet have a name, will have the same True Depth sensors for Face ID and Animoji as the iPhone X, and it will also lack a home button. Instead of using a steel frame, Apple would switch to an aluminum chassis for the LCD iPhone.

Apple has reportedly slashed its production target for the iPhone X by 50 percent following poor holiday sales. That's a huge jump in price just for a larger screen with what may have the same features as the iPhone X. As for the SE version, it should be comparable in price to what the iPhone 8 is, starting around $700.

An analyst says the new model's disappointing sales could lead to the phone being cancelled - with production stopping as soon as this summer. This display will account for around 70 per cent of LCD panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone.

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Canaccord Genuity analysts have lowered their second-quarter iPhone shipment estimates to 59.9 million units from 66 million units, citing their own survey.

"After the first wave of demand has been fulfilled, the market now worries that the high price of the iPhone X may weaken demand in the first quarter", Zhang wrote.

Reuters could not immediately reach Apple's USA headquarters for comment outside regular business hours.

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Being that this is a report from a third-party, the information is not officially confirmed by Apple.

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