At least one of Apple’s three most current premium cellphone models is likely to be discontinued, according to a respected technology expert.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that due to poor sales, production of the iPhone X will be canceled come summer time. Just recently a survey conducted by Cowan alerted those watching the market that waning interest in iPhones, in general, have led to sales dipping to historic lows. But according to Kuo, the problem with the iPhone X, specifically, has to do with its physical attributes and not necessarily the brand or performance.
Kuo says that the fact that Chinese consumers are leaning towards bigger screens has led to more people turning towards the thriftier and more spacious iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are very much likely to survive, but the company has already formulated plans to fill the void that that absence of the iPhone X will leave. In fact, Apple plans on introducing three new designs inspired by the model, including a second generation 5.8-inch iPhone X, a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, and a 6.1-inch iPhone SE.
The iPhone X will be the first model that Apple takes out of the fold since they did it with the iPhone 5C in 2014.