Apple is expected to launch 3 iPhones in September this year. It now looks like the company is getting rid of the older iPhone SE in the wake of the new entries.
Not only that, but it seems the iPhone X might be getting canceled too. That’s according to a new report by research firm BlueFin Research Partners. As per its analysis, the original iPhone X is going to be discontinued in Q3 2018. The iPhone SE will follow it.
Reasons Behind iPhone X Cancelation
There have been reports of this happening before, so this new one just adds more proof. There’s a simple reason behind it – Apple doesn’t want the iPhone X (2017) to interfere with the iPhone X (2018). Word on the street is that the newer iPhone is going to be $100 cheaper this year at $899.
Apple can’t exactly sell the older iPhone X at its original $999 price. The most obvious solution would be to discount it, but that might get in the way of the budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X which may start anywhere between $600 and $700. Plus, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are probably going to stick around and serve as the cheapest options.
According to Barron’s, Apple is planning to produce 91 million units of the 3 new iPhones in the last 2 quarters of 2018 and then another 92 million units in the first 2 quarters of 2019. This is a huge order, much larger than normal cycles.
Apple is presumably expecting to sell a lot of iPhones. The so-called iPhone 9 AKA 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will attract people with its low cost. The 5.8-inch iPhone 11 will attract people who like the original 5.8-inch iPhone X’s form factor and want to pay less money for it.
The 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Plus will attract people who weren’t happy with the iPhone X’s small size and wanted a Plus alternative. It’s also expected to ship with dual-SIM support, drawing a whole new segment of customers.