Apple may discontinue iPhone X within a year of launch, says analyst

A previous report suggested that the Cupertino giant no longer manufactures the iPhone 6 Plus

That's right: Apple is due to kill off its most expensive iPhone after the summer, right when the next generation of iPhones is due and less than a year after its debut (it didn't go on sale until November 3).

Kuo said the notch in the screen of the X is proving to be unattractive to Chinese customers. The reason for its short gain is the number of smartphones being offered by Apple, which include the premium variants: iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The company usually keeps making and selling older iPhones year after year, just at reduced cost.

On December 28, the company that the measure, not disclosed to iPhone users, was motivated to induce users to switch to newer models. Private Vista LLC acquired a new stake in Apple during the 2nd quarter valued at $122,000.

A forecast from KGI Securities states that the iPhone X might reach "end of life" around summer 2018, which means that all production will be halted.

Offering iPhone X at a lower price point could be "negative to product brand value", in Kuo's view.

In a word: No. Any potential "super cycle" would kick off in the fall of 2018 following the launch of three new iPhones.

No deal after Trump, Schumer meet as shutdown looms
Adding CHIP funding was good political strategy, he said, because Democrats would have to explain why they voted against it. But the upper chamber is set for a nail-biting vote, with Republicans and Democrats still split on immigration.

Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang comes out swinging strong for the bullish camp, making a case that "iPhone X cuts are not as severe as the Street fears".

You can already start to see the problem.

It costs more than £1,000 and is touted by its creators as the most advanced handset yet, but some users of the new iPhone X claim they can not even answer calls on the device.

This could be the first time Apple has cancelled a phone model since the iPhone 5C in 2014. Likewise, the analyst has dialed down his total iPhone production cuts, scaling down 18% to between 8 and 9 million units; iPhone X cuts roughly 3 million; and iPhone 8/8 Plus cuts between 5 and 6 million. That answer is easy: It's too expensive. However, iPhone 6 Plus users may be getting a better deal. One of them would be a huge 6.5 inch phone, with a handsome OLED display just like the iPhone X while the other one would be sporting an LCD display measuring 6.1 inches.

A report from MacRumors on Monday suggests Apple will discontinue the original iPhone X when the second-generation model is released later this year, instead of making the phone cheaper. The iPhone maker reported $2.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.20.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top A Raging Fight Exists over Syria Policy within the Administration
Jan 23, 2018 - 01:46
The YPG have bitterly complained about Russian Federation withdrawing its modest presence in Afrin as Turkey prepared to attack. Assad's military has threatened to shoot down Turkish fighter jets if they conduct cross-border bombing raids.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China rebukes U.S. military for alleged close encounter in South China Sea
Jan 22, 2018 - 01:51
The South China Sea has crucial shipping lanes, rich fishing grounds and potential oil, gas and other mineral deposits. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei also have overlapping claims in the waters.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Struggling Southampton battle to a point against Spurs
Jan 22, 2018 - 01:50
On another day they would have taken all three points here; the victories certainly need to start mounting up soon. Southampton started brightly, pressing Tottenham in a style they themselves have become known for.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Armenia PM to participate in World Economic Forum in Davos
Jan 22, 2018 - 01:48
The Indian Ambassador also mentioned that two Yog-gurus have arrived here from India , who will be giving training sessions here. Prime Minister Modi will host a dinner for the leading global chief executive officers at the WEF Summit in Davos on January 22.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top YouTube announces changes to its monetization policy
Jan 21, 2018 - 00:23
Echoing the opinions of other small creators, he suggests that another site should "step up" so that YouTubers have other options. YouTube says this verification process will be completed by mid-February in the US and end of March for the rest of the world.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trade Kemba Walker? Don't be ridiculous, Charlotte Hornets
Jan 21, 2018 - 00:18
Kemba is second on the Hornets all-time scoring list and he leads the team this season in points , minutes and assists per game. On a side note, #WojBombs and #ShamWows (Shams Charania) alerts get me so excited, but that is neither here or there.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Parents of 13 siblings found beaten and shackled plead not guilty
Jan 20, 2018 - 05:15
When the 17-year-old was asked if there was medication or pills in the home, she did not know what medication or pills were. Police were first alerted to the crimes at the Turpin residence when one of the siblings managed to escape from the house.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ICE Planning Potential Immigration Sweep, Prepare To Arrest 1500 People
Jan 19, 2018 - 02:31
A spokeswoman for the city's police department said Chief Anne Kirkpatrick "supports and values Oakland as a sanctuary city". Homan slammed Democrat Gov. "SB 54 does not prevent ICE from doing its work", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Interior bids good riddance to advisory board; members say Zinke ignored them
Jan 19, 2018 - 02:31
One of the many surprises of Donald Trump's presidency is that he managed to drive the National Park Service into the resistance. Most of the board had worked together for seven years.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top England cricketer Ben Stokes charged with affray over nightclub fight
Jan 19, 2018 - 02:30
But the European Central Bank has cleared him to play in New Zealand despite the serious charge of affray. England are in Australia for the five-match ODI series in which the second will be played on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nintendo gets your creative juices flowing with Nintendo Labo
Jan 19, 2018 - 02:27
A second kit, called the "Robot Kit", lets you assemble your own cardboard exoskeleton to control a virtual robot. GameStop shoppers can buy the Variety Kit and the Robot Kit today.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Walmart Is Giving Away Free Opioid Disposal Kits
Jan 18, 2018 - 03:48
Walmart pharmacies will provide Dispose-RX at no cost to patients filling new class-two opioid prescriptions. The packet, called DisposeRx, dissolves pills into a biodegradable gel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Some Lawmakers Aren't Happy With Steve Bannon's Testimony
Jan 18, 2018 - 03:41
" Mueller will hear everything Bannon has to say", a strikingly similar source told The Daily Beast . White House press secretary Sarah Sanders insisted "no one" had discouraged Bannon from transparency.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Mourinho's change of approach in feud with Antonio Conte
Jan 17, 2018 - 00:19
You play FA Cup , you play Champions League, then the league". "For sure he was our target but as you know this is football. At the same time we're showing not great quality in our finishing.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hawaii's Democrats Screw Up, Liberal Media Blames Trump
Jan 17, 2018 - 00:15
But there were no immediate reports of panic or other disruptions following the NHK report. "They took total responsibility ". A White House official told CNN that the president was briefed in person by national security adviser H.R.