Analyst Predicts Apple Will Discontinue iPhone X This Year

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He thinks it will have a faster processor and a cheaper price tag, and the chances of it having iPhone X style features are slim.

The regulatory filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) have revealed a total of 11 model numbers belonging to upcoming iPhone models.

Apple's tenth anniversary smartphone iPhone X could be killed this year, if you go by what Mirabaud Securities analyst Neil Campling has to say. Not so surprising, given that Apple hasn't announced a new phone in June since the iPhone 4 in 2010. The EEC usually adds new products to its database roughly a month before their official announcement, so the latest evidence certainly suggests a WWDC 2018 unveiling could be likely.

"Versions of iPhone running iOS 11 are listed with the model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105, and A2106".

While the iPhone SE retails for less than Rs 20,000, we can expect the iPhone SE 2 to cost around Rs 25,000 for the 32GB variant and more than Rs 30,000 for the 128GB storage model.

Notably, the iPhone maker sometimes uses different model numbers for the same type of iPhone. Earlier this week, market researcher Counterpoint said the iPhone X captured more profits than any other smartphone during the critical fourth quarter.

In notes to investors on Thursday, both Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and J.P. Morgan analysts said Apple's iPhone sales for the last quarter could have slumped below expectations, according to CNBC, which obtained a copy of those notes.

TSMC has been the sole supplier of the A-series chips used in Apple's iPhones and iPads since the iPhone 7 and A9X-equipped iPad Pro.

The iPhone SE 2 could continue on the success of iPhone SE, and the two-year gap should bring some surprising changes to the device. And since it is going to be a niche device, the iPhone SE 2 will not have to worry about any direct competition. Stay tuned for more information.

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