Apple's 2018 5.85-inch iPhone X model will likely cost cheaper
- Author: Latoya Cobb Mar 23, 2018,
Mar 23, 2018, 21:22
A new report now suggests that the iPhone X with the smaller 5.85-inch display will be a lot cheaper than the current iPhone X and it's said to pack OLED display itself. While there have been substantial leaks about the specifications of these next-generation devices, there hasn't been much information concerning how Apple plans to price them.
iPhone sales did miss expectations during Apple's most recent quarter, but CEO Tim Cook said that the "iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November". The 256GB variant of the iPhone X now sells for around $1,000 in the U.S. and about Rs 1 lakh in India.
Due to this cost reduction Apple fans can definitely expect a price drop from the massive $999 of the iPhone X for the upcoming 5.8-inch iPhone model.
Although the iPhone XI probably won't be announced until September, Apple could begin trial production of it soon, in order to prevent delays.
Now that Apple is aware that its fans are waiting for the new iPad Pro 3 to come out, Apple might want to seize this opportunity and generate some profit by finally launching the device.
Interestingly, Lin also said in the report that Apple had previously planned to launch a 5.85-inch model with an LCD panel to keep the MBOM in check. However, Apple managed to get the bill of materials down 10% from the $412.75 of the current model. Weak iPhone X demand reportedly forced Apple to reduce its order for Samsung's OLED screen, which would have given the Korean manufacturer some leverage in raising its prices should Apple decide to order again for its next iPhones. Rumours say that because the iPhone X Plus will have more screen and less percentage of bezels, it is not going to be bigger than the iPhone 8 Plus, even though this is the largest iPhone that is going to be produced after the iPhone X. It was believed that that the device would attract more buyers during the holiday season but it didn't.
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