[RUMOR] Apple is expanding iPhone X lineup

Steve Phelps
January 30, 2018

Smartphone buyers are not all that impressed with the iPhone X. According to a new report released by Nikkei, Apple saw "slower-than-expected" sales in major markets like US, Europe and China during the holiday season. Now this week, it is being reported that Apple is already reducing its production targets for the iPhone X, indicating that perhaps the phone isn't selling as much as originally hoped.

Both iPhone X models will have 4GB of RAM while the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a 3GB of RAM.

Researchers also declared the iPhone X the most fragile iPhone in Apple's history. The handset, which doesn't yet have a name, will have the same True Depth sensors for Face ID and Animoji as the iPhone X, and it will also lack a home button.

It added that Apple will not launch three new iPhone models this year, rather only two. It will apparently have 25% more battery than the iPhone X released a year ago.

Lastly, Kuo expects Apple to release all three of its new iPhone models in September this year. As the iPhone X is presumed to reach the end of life in the middle of this year, the company would sell around 62 million units total, significantly lower than the previous KGI forecast of 80 million units throughout this year. In his reports (via MacRumors), Kuo reiterated some of his earlier predictions and revealed fresh details about the iPhone X2 (or whatever it's called), iPhone X Plus, and the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that will arrive later this year.

[RUMOR] Apple is expanding iPhone X lineup

"After the first wave of demand has been fulfilled, the market now worries that the high price of the iPhone X may weaken demand in the first quarter", Zhang wrote.

The iPhone X Plus has been roaming around the rumor mills for quite some time now. Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin said that Apple is in the middle of developing two LCD devices and two OLED devices.

Reuters could not immediately reach Apple's USA headquarters for comment outside regular business hours.

So far, Apple has not commented on these reports, which isn't necessarily a surprise.

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