Apple‘s upcoming iPhone, which has lowered its price by inheriting some features and features of the iPhone X, will surpass 100 million units a year. According to a report by KGI Securities Researcher, Apple analyst, Ming Chi Kuo said, “Apple will release 6.1-inch LCDs in the second half of 2018 and surpass 100 million units in the fourth quarter from the third quarter of next year. “He said.
Guo predicted that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be priced at $ 699 to $ 799 lower than the original iPhone X, which Apple will release in the second half of this year. At $ 699, between 105 million and 115 million units will be shipped, and when shipped at $ 799, between 95 and 105 million units will be shipped. The decline in prices for components such as display RAM (RAM) and cameras, which are cheaper than iPhone X, is a factor.
It is expected that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will account for 50% of the sales of the three new iPhones to be released this year. In addition to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, Apple is expected to show off its 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone models with organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays.
Guo expects the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to inherit the existing iPhone X design and have a notch design called “M-shaped hair loss”. I was confident that the ‘Face ID’, a core feature of the iPhone X, would also be applied. However, it is difficult to expect ‘edge to edge’ method due to limitations of LCD technology, not OLED.
In the meantime, Apple launched the iPhone X last year, the most expensive iPhone in the US 6499 model $ 999 (about 7.7 million won) and the 256GB model is $ 1149 (about 12.4 million). IPhone sales in the fourth quarter of last year, when new products were released, decreased by 974,000 units to 77.316 million units from 78.29 million units in the same period last year.