Apple is turning its back on the iPhone X and iPhone SE, according to analysts. (Credit: REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage)
Apple is turning its back on the iPhone X and iPhone SE, according to analysts.
In a note to investors this week, analysts said that Apple will stop the iPhone, the SE-and iPhone-X this year to address “pent-up demand” for upcoming iPhones. The analysts call it Apple’s upcoming devices, the iPhone 9, iPhone 11, and iPhone 11 Plus.
(iPhone SE Credit: Apple)
The big question for this year is the handsets is largely due to the lack of upgrade activity over the past few years,” according to Barron’s, who had previously obtained the investor note.
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In the note, the analysts, not the name of their sources, said that upgrades to new iPhones in the last few years, “below historical patterns.” They reasoned that happens because of the smartphone “size, cost, [and] the lack of differentiation from the previous models.”
The claim comes after a series of reports suggested that the iPhone X demand is slow. Many of these reports have blamed the iPhone X the $999 starting price tag as a major barrier for customers who do not want to pay so much to get the latest and best handset.
For its part, Apple is bullish on iPhone sales and has said that the iPhone X is hugely popular. And the company of billions in quarterly profits off the iPhone have only strengthened that argument.
Still, the Bluefin tuna Research analysts are of the opinion that a stoppage of the iPhone X and iPhone SE this year will allow the company to focus on its new iPhones. According to Barron’s, the new iPhones for 2018 will the average customer be.
“The iPhone 11 Plus must meet who are unhappy with the iPhone X on the basis of the size, while the iPhone 9 device must comply with the more budget-conscious buyers and the above-mentioned extension of the iPhone 8 model builds on a fairly extensive line-up,” the analysts wrote, according to Barron’s.
The analysts had no other insights into what the three iPhone models this year can offer. However, iPhone rumorshave suggested that the cheapest model, in which the analysts called the iPhone 9, it would come with an LCD screen. The iPhone-11-and iPhone-11 Plus would offer OLED displays.