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Apple to kill iPhone X?

By: The Mobile Indian network, New Delhi Last updated : January 23, 2018 10:26 am

As per analysts, Apple might discontinue the iPhone X this year.
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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.

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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.


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