Apple rumors will stop production of the first generation iPhone X. This step will be done when the second generation iPhone X appears. This is predicted by securities analysts KGI, Ming-Chi Kuo. According to him, the remaining iPhone X will be sold at a discount of US $ 899 from the previous price of US $ 999. The discounted price of the iPhone X is expected to hit the 6.1-inch iPhone with FaceID and LCD screens expected to slide in the second half of 2018 at a price (the US $ 650) and (the US $ 750).
iPhone X will close around mid-2018 with total shipments in the range of 62 million units, lower than previously predicted 80 million units, “said analysts of KGI Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo. There are two main factors underlying China’s low market demand for the iPhone X. Firstly, there is a change in people’s habits that replace older smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2017.
People tend to change the smartphone after a usage cycle of about 24 to 26 months. In fact, in the fourth quarter of 2016, the average Chinese people upgrade to a new smartphone after 14 to 16 months old smartphone usage. The second factor related to the design preferences of the iPhone X Guide. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone X curve design measuring 5.8 inches has not been in accordance with most popular applications in the Bamboo Curtain country, as compiled KompasTekno, Monday (22/1/2018), from MacRumors.
If this is accurate, then the range of Apple smartphones out in 2018 will be filled by the iPhone X 5.8 inch version that seems to be totally sold (the US $ 999). A larger 6.5-inch screen version will be called the iPhone X Plus, and the middle-class iPhone with a 6.1-inch screen.
Kuo also estimates the price list for the legacy iPhone, as quoted by Macrumors.
- iPhone SE: (US $ 349)
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: (US $ 449 and US $ 569)
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: (US $ 549 and US $ 669)
- 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID: (US $ 649 or $ 749)
- 5.8-inch second generation X: ($ 999)
- 6.5-inch second generation iPhone X Plus: (US $ 1,099)