According to KGI Securities analyst, the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display will come with the support for dual SIM configuration. If the 6.1" LCD iPhone comes with DSDS and single-SIM models, we believe it will result in two benefits: "(1) more price segments would be created, significantly boosting shipments via the low-price single-SIM model.
Other new iPhone models rumored for 2018 include an iPhone X2 and iPhone X2 Plus, the latter of which is also expected to get dual-SIM capabilities, says Kuo.
Kuo predicts the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will be Apple's most popular devices next year, with consumers less interested in the 5.8-inch model due to its smaller screen, higher price tag, and lack of DSDS functionality compared to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.
Already, the expert Ming-Chi Kuo seemed to provide reason to feel ambiguous about an iPhone SE 2 back in January, saying that Apple wouldn't have the inner assets to build up another model. If the reports turn out to be true, then the new LCD iPhone will be priced similarly to the iPhone 7 model and would present itself as a viable contender against other Android devices in the same price bracket.
Ranges nearly never break the 1-10 number system (leaving Apple only with 9 to play with, and it jumped that technically a year ago with iPhone X). That might be true in the U.S. but not in other markets, like China, Europe, and Southeast Asia, where dual SIM slots are more common. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - and especially the iPhone X - coming out looking pretty good.
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The U.S. has threatened to slap tariffs on as much as $150 billion in Chinese goods, while Beijing has vowed to retaliate in kind. In the U.S. , the Trump tax reform will also weigh on the economy after 2020, as it phases out full expensing for investment.
While officially unconfirmed by Apple, both the lack of a price increase in the 2018 iPhone range, and its abandoning of the numerical naming convention make sense to us here at T3. It has been claimed in several reports that an iPhone SE 2 is being developed and will likely be launched around the same time.
The tech giant will offer an iPhone X SE, iPhone X-2, and an iPhone X Plus, according to a new report from Economic Daily News. Analyst firm Canalys estimated it shipped 29 million iPhone X units in the quarter.
Apple has reportedly begun the production of iPhone X 2018, iPhone X Plus and reportedly the iPhone 9 as well in the month of April so that they can be ready to start shipping the product in September this year.
All eyes are on the iPhone SE, which is overdue a refresh after it first launched in March 2016. Representatives Counterpoint emphasize that out of ten of the most profitable smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2017 8 seats belongs to Apple.