Price drops could be coming to the 2018 iPhone lineup in the United States, according to RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani (via MacRumors).
Later this year, Apple’s expected to unveil two OLED-based iPhones. The so-called 5.8-inch “iPhone X 2” would be priced at $899 versus $999 for this year’s model. The new 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” would launch at $999.
As MacRumors explains:
Daryanani said the current iPhone X has experienced “limited success” at $999 and up, leading him to believe that lowering the base price by $100 could reinvigorate sales of the 5.8-inch model. A widely rumored 6.5-inch model, dubbed iPhone X Plus, would then fill the $999 price point.
Besides the two OLED-based 2018 iPhones, Apple’s likely to announce an all-new 6.1-inch LCD model. If the analyst is correct, the new iPhone lineup unveiled this fall could be as follows:
- 6.5-inch second-generation iPhone X Plus: $999
- 5.8-inch second-generation iPhone X: $899
- 6.1-inch mid-range iPhone X with LCD: $799
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: $549 and $669
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: $449 and $569
- iPhone SE: $349
The 2018 iPhone lineup is likely to be announced in September.
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