In a model new report this week, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang acknowledged that as “steady” as iPhone X product sales have been, the worth stays to be a hurdle for lots of prospects. Some prospects merely aren’t ready or able to pay $1,000 for a smartphone, which is why he believes that subsequent yr, Apple will launch a model new phone subsequent yr that retain the LCD present of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, nevertheless operate an similar design to that of the iPhone X.
“We believe Apple might bring down the cost of an iPhone X by using an LCD screen next year making the iPhone 8S a more differentiated product from the iPhone 7 and 8,” Zhang acknowledged in his report. This follows and seemingly backs up a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this month which featured an similar prediction:
We contemplate the essential distinction in the two new OLED fashions is measurement, in a bid to satisfy diverse needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED fashions in and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The main selling components of the TFT-LCD model may be the fashionable individual experience of an built-in full-screen design and 3D sensing with a decrease value tag (we anticipate it might probably most likely be US$649-749)
The iPhone 8 is already “stuck in the middle” in the current lineup, with the iPhone 7 priced further competitively and the iPhone X offering a mannequin new experience. If Apple does launch two, and even three, all-screen telephones subsequent yr — notably if one is markedly cheaper than the others — the iPhone 8 will be in a good more durable spot.
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