iPhones 2018 Slated for September Launch Without Delays and Lower Pricing, Ming-Chi Kuo Claims
The big tech Apple seems to be prepping three iPhone models for release this coming fall. Even if the expensive pricing of the current iPhone X was $999 price tag, it still resulted to be the most popular smartphone for the first quarter of this year.
According to MacRumors, the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just got back in from his first Apple-related research note for his new firm Taiwan’s TF International Securities. He appears to be concerned about the higher price for the upcoming iPhones 2018. It will surely give a negative impact so he warned the company to produce models that more people can afford.
In terms of pricing, Kuo predicted that how negative the impact will be on the upcoming models. The iPhone X Plus with a massive 6.5-inch OLED screen will cost $900 to $1000. The second-generation iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen has a price tag of $800 to $900, making it at least $100 less than its predecessor.
Meanwhile, the cheaper iPhone 9 with a 6.1-inch LCD screen is priced at $600 to $700 although it was rumored previously to be delayed and pegged for a November debut due to production problems, Kuo has an opposite opinion about it. However, the iPhone SE2 is not mentioned in Kuo’s predictions and is not sure though if he knows about it or none at all since it might not exist.
All iPhones 2018 will have an iPhone X-like design and Face ID foregoing the 3D Touch display. The announcement of these new models will be simultaneously at a certain event in September and will be available shortly after.
Kuo just left his company KGI Securities in April making this note as his first one for his new company TF International Securities. He has been covering the tech giant’s products for many years and will still continue to do so with other emerging industries as well.
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