To prevent the cannibalization of the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone that will be landing later in the year and feature an edge-an-edge display, the iPhone X is going to be phased out, according to the latest rumor.
Unfortunately, where the initial rumor laid down the price of the LCD iPhone models as $649, consumers might have to pay between $700-$800 for the handset. There are other sacrifices that you will have to make with this purchase, so our question is that will the upcoming device be worth it?
Apple Might Not Officially Sell the iPhone X, but It Might Offer a More Compelling Value Than the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone
According to our previous report, the pricing of the upcoming LCD iPhone model has been revised, with the consumer expected to pay an even higher price premium for the smartphone.
“Development schedule of new 6.1″ LCD iPhone slightly behind 6.5″ and 5.8″ OLED models, but it may enjoy extended longevity into 1H19F, boosting slow season outlook: We predict the 6.1″ LCD iPhone will differ from the 6.5″ and 5.8″ OLED models in terms of certain specs, for reasons of cost/price and product segmentation. However, this shouldn’t have any effect on key user experience. We revise up our price projection for the 6.1″ model from $650-$750 to $700-$800, and remain positive on shipments momentum.”
When the iPhone X Plus is officially announced, the iPhone X might no longer be sold through Apple’s website. Normally, the company slashes the price of the previous-generation models so that they offer more value for the customer but in this case, Apple might be taking a different route for the first time. Fortunately, brick and mortar stores plus online retailers might offer the iPhone X at a reduced price tag, so there might be a silver lining in all of this.
Now, why do we continue to say that the iPhone X might provide a more compelling purchase? Well, it is because the 6.1-inch LCD model has been rumored to come with a single rear camera, which is not bad at all, but at this price range, you’d expect something more with your money. This model has also been rumored to be taken out of the 3D Touch component club, possibly making it the first iPhone since the launch of the iPhone 6s to come without this hardware addition.
However, there are benefits to purchasing the upcoming iPhone. The hardware is going to be more powerful than the A11 Bionic present in the iPhone X. The 2018 iPad Pro has been rumored to come with a chipset that will be touting an octa-core processor, so the A12 is definitely going to be a force to be reckoned with from a compute performance ‘point of view’.
This particular phone should also feature a stacked logic board, which is more energy efficient and allows for a bigger battery to be accommodated. The 6.1-inch display is not going to be using OLED tech, so it is going to be less efficient, but the overall footprint of the phone means that Apple might be able to use a larger cell than the one present in the iPhone X.
This future purchase is once again going to be a ‘love and hate’ relationship. There will be benefits when purchasing this model, and compromises that you will eventually see with that purchase. However, would you actually spend $800 on it? Let us know down in the poll.