Apple iPhone X was launched in September 2017 but analysts are now saying that the phone may not see the first birthday.
According to Apple analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, just about 18 million units of iPhone X will ship in the first quarter of 2018 and the disappointing numbers may force Apple to discontinue the iPhone X.
As per a report of Apple Insider, the biggest reason for this is that consumers in China feel there is less usable display space in iPhone X compared to that of iPhone 8 Plus. China is one of the most important markets for the Apple and less than desired sales in that market has serious significance for the Cupertino based company.
Earlier reports said that the iPhone 8 registered better sales numbers than the iPhone X in 2017. The iPhone X sales, reports claimed, accounts for just 20 percent of all iPhone sales.
Kuo says that to replace iPhone X, Apple may launch iPhone X Plus with a more usable area. However, at the same time, Kuo says that iPhone X is unlikely to hurt Apple which might post 5 percent growth in first half of 2018 and 10 percent growth in the entire year.
With starting price of Rs 84,999, Apple iPhone X is one of the costliest devices in India. Boasting an edge-to-edge screen, the iPhone X comes with a FaceID sensor, a 5.8-inch Super Retina display, A11 Bionic chip, dual rear cameras, 7-megapixel front camera and more.