Apple's iPhone X Plus Could Be Hitting Store Shelves In September

Alonzo Simpson
March 22, 2018

The report states that the 5.85-inch iPhone could be cheaper than this model though, as Apple is reportedly sampling cheaper components in its makeup.

Reports earlier this year suggested Apple is working three new iPhones for release later this year.

It was tipped that Apple is preparing three iPhone 2018 models, including the direct successor of the 5.8-inch iPhone X. A new report now suggests that the iPhone X with the smaller 5.85-inch display will be a lot cheaper than the current iPhone X and it's said to pack OLED display itself. In the report, Luke also stated that Apple was originally planning to launch a 5.85-inch LCD display mode (could be the iPhone X SE) in mid-February or mid-March, but the project was cancelled for some unknown reasons. That iPhone is not the one being mentioned in the report by the analyst since that one is rumored to have a 6.5-inch edge to edge display. That should translate to a cheaper price than the $999 price tag Apple has affixed to the iPhone X. According to Lin, Apple has made a deal with Samsung Display that could prevent the cost increases, at least from the panel side.

Just because Apple is reducing the cost of making the iPhone X, it doesn't automatically follow that we'll be seeing it sold for £100 / $100 less. It's hard to imagine that someone who wouldn't buy the expensive phone in grey or silver would be swayed by a new color choice, but then again, some Apple fans may care more about looks than anything else.

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After Apple introduced the iPhone X to the world previous year, it might be a challenge to make the next flagship iteration more radical and exciting in the public's perception.

Apple has been known for commanding a high margin on its smartphones, so it's feasible that it might not shift the base price of the iPhone X2 as it reinvests the costs into future models.

It is alleged some "recent engineering samples" for the model in question have "adopted components with lower-level specifications or lower capacities" than the 6.1-inch LCD variant, including reduced memory, helping Lin's claim it will be the value proposition of the trio.

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