A new claim from highly-regarded Apple prognosticator Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at the KGI securities firm, reveals that disappointing demand for the iPhone X will drive Apple to discontinue this 5.8-inch device, when a new, larger iPhone X Plus is released to the general public.
Although Kuo’s notes aren’t released to the public, this info was gathered from an AppleInsider report that also states Kuo’s claim that Apple didn’t sell as many iPhone X handsets in China as was expected, and that “the notch” is at least partially to blame.
Kuo claims that the notch that swoops down from the top of the iPhone X’s OLED display led users to believe the 5.8-inch, 2436 x 1125-pixel panel offers less usable space than the 5.5-inch screen in the iPhone 8 Plus (1920 x 1080 pixels). From his statment Kuo’s believes that Apple plans to add three iPhones in 2018.
The analyst claims that Apple will debut dual OLED-based iPhone X-like phones this year, with one being a larger 6.5-inch design and the other being the second iteration of the 5.8-inch model.
The upcoming LCD-based 2018 iPhone might share the notch-based design, but its display would feature Full Active LCD technology, this will allow for less bezel, so it wouldn’t look outdated compared to devices from Samsung and others that have chipped away at the bezel around the display.
Although no one is certain about this yet, but then, if this comes true, it would be the first time that Apple didn’t offer the previous year’s iPhone at cheaper price.
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