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Apple will not kill the iPhone X this year

Apple will not kill the iPhone X this year Apple will not kill the iPhone X this year
Nellie Chapman | 31 January, 2018, 04:27

However, sales during the holiday shopping season to end 2017 were apparently low in key markets, such as Europe, China, and the United States. The iPhone X is reportedly not doing as well as hoped, and the shipping crunch it faced in its early days could be one of the reasons why. The final three months of any calendar year are always Apple's best when it come to sales and earnings. That would certainly soften the blow of a substantial production cut, as would healthy sales of the more affordable iPhone 8. iPhone X gets all of the attention, but it's not the sales leader. That's still a huge amount of iPhones, but when compared to Apple's original production plans for 40 million iPhone X phones, that 20 million figure hints at possible trouble.

This dramatic reduction in iPhone X production targets, however, might deal heavy blows worth billions of dollars to Apple suppliers.

The cheapest iPhone of the lot will be the iPhone X SE.

Apple acknowledged late previous year than an iPhone software update issued in February 2017 slowed down the processors on some older devices.

That's going to consume a lot of Apple's internal resources, Kuo says - so much so that an iPhone SE successor appears to be the odd phone out. This is devastating, both for Apple and for its suppliers. Apple transitioned to an L-shaped battery in the iPhone X to improve capacity and allow for more design opportunities and will keep that in the OLED options, according to the report. These three are expected to arrive later this year and hold priority for the company as one of them is the second-gen iPhone X, while other two are also supposed to feature Face ID tech and more new features. Ars has reached out to Apple for further comment and will update if we hear back. For instance, the LCD panel will only allow for bezels as small as 0.5mm all around, which could be a bit thicker than those in the OLED-based models.