"Apple Slashes Production Cost For Cheap New 5.8" iPhone X

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In a survey of 511 users, Loup Ventures found 226 iPhone users, out of which 22 percent people are planning to upgrade to a new iPhone 2018 model slated to launch this September.

Depending on who you ask, the iPhone X is either Apple's biggest success or a retail flop. The 6.1-inch iPhone will apparently retain most elements of the iPhone X design, but use an LCD display and lack some features like 3D Touch. One of them will be the iPhone X Plus, the second one will be the successor to the iPhone X, while the third model is going to be the iPhone model that will feature a bezel-less display, but come with an LCD screen panel rather than an OLED one. This was due to the lower-than-expected demand for the iPhone X. Additionally, analysts from Nomura stated that customers did not want to shell out a lot of money for the smartphone's high price and prefer to opt for under $999 handsets. KGI Analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple could launch up to three new iPhone models this year. Lin says in the report that the iPhone X MBOM was more than $400 in 2017. The report also claims that the Phone X MBOM was more than $400 previous year.

However, it looks like Apple may launch a 5.8-inch OLED display iPhone at a cost reportedly "much lower" than the iPhone X. "However, the project was shut mid-February and maybe eventually terminated".

Its move into displays has the long-term potential to hurt a range of suppliers, from screenmakers like Samsung Electronics Co, Japan Display Inc, Sharp Corp and LG Display Co, to companies like Synaptics Inc that produce chip-screen interfaces.

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According to Ray Soneira, owner of display screen testing company DisplayMate Technologies, this is a golden opportunity for Apple. The jump sized iPhone could have a 6.5-inch display and a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels.

Hypebeast notes how the smartphone will include an edge-to-edge retina display, as opposed to a rumoured 6.5-inch screen with the more standard LED technology.

Lin also believes the 5.85-inch OLED iPhone may be the cheapest of the three new devices.

A leaked video of a rumored prototype of the upcoming iPhone SE 2 aka iPhone X SE had emerged online not long ago, showing an iPhone SE-based design with an all-screen display similar to the iPhone X. While the display on the iPhone X is extremely color accurate, it's still not quite flawless. The sooner Apple can deliver that improvement, the better it'll be for the competitive positioning of Apple's iPhone X series of smartphones.

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