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

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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.

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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.

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