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iPhone 9 may get delayed

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Yet another report has come out about the 2018 iPhones, this time focusing on how many units Apple is going to sell. It also touches upon something which has been rumored several times before namely that the budget iPhone 9 will be delayed because of LCD screen issues.

As reported by 9to5Mac, research firm GBH Insights says the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X, 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus, and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 9’s release will be staggered over the next 2 to 4 months. Reports in the past have claimed that the OLED iPhones will go up for sale in September and the LCD iPhone will follow in November.

iPhone 9 Price

This is exactly what Apple did last year with the original iPhone X. It apparently ended up selling fewer units of the device than expected, but that may have had more to do with its $999 rate. The iPhone 9 probably isn’t going to face this issue because it may cost somewhere in the region of $599 (roughly Rs 41795) and $699 (Rs 48772).

A cheaper iPhone is great news for people not willing to pay $999 for an iPhone, but there are some drawbacks. A recent leak indicated that Apple might stuff the handset with its 2-year-old A10 processor. Moreover, 3D Touch may not be around. The upside is that it’ll have an edge-to-edge screen with a notch housing the components for Face ID.

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This obviously means a permanent end to Touch ID. Other rumored specs include 3GB of RAM and a single rear camera. Apple is supposedly thinking of selling the smartphone in a variety of colors, just like it did before with the iPhone 5C.

GBH Insights thinks Apple could sell a whopping 350 million iPhones over the next 12 to 18 months. It’s basing this on the underlying demand for upgrades by people who passed on the iPhone X (2017), iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus. The 2018 series might just convince them to take the leap based on the new models and price points.