Apple to launch cheaper iPhone X this year

Well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is back with a brand new note about this year’s iPhones. Turns out, the company is going to adopt a more aggressive price strategy for the trio.

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This is great news for anyone who thought the current iPhone X is way too expensive at $999. Apple’s upcoming batch will apparently start at a much cheaper $600 – $700 (approx Rs 40540 – Rs 47300) for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.

The 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X (2018) might begin at $800 – $900 (roughly Rs 54050 – Rs 60810). The handset is expected to be a direct sequel to the original iPhone X. Finally, the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus could sell for $900 – $1000 (around Rs 60810 – Rs 67570).

Reasons Behind Cheaper iPhone X

Kuo claims all 3 will sport full-screen designs and support Face ID. He also went into detail as to why Apple has decided to discount its iPhones this year. It seems the brand is concerned about the negative impact of a higher cost. This makes sense since not everyone is willing to spend $999 on a smartphone.

The ones who do this year may get a much bigger 6.5-inch iPhone out of it. Kuo believes things have gotten cheaper on the production side as well. This has supposedly come about because of better yields of the end product and 3D sensing, in addition to a cost reduction in the components.

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Apple may also be motivated to slash rates in order to make Face ID more widespread. This, in turn, should help promote the company’s service and ecosystem. The analyst goes on to say that each iPhone will get announced and released in September itself.

A few reports had asserted that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone might hit stores in November, just like the original iPhone X last year. This didn’t turn out that well for Apple, so here’s hoping there aren’t any delays in 2018.