Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise


While the iPhone X might not have been the outsized success that many analysts predicted, it was still a triumph for Apple.

The Korean language article claims that Apple is forecasting 45 million iPhone XI Plus shipments for later this year, around 25 million for the 5.8-inch iPhone XI, and 30 million for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 9.

The Bell report says Apple has ordered more screen panels for the X Plus than any other model.

The report notes that these forecasts are always subject to change, Apple obviously adjusts orders in response to customer demand.

It is possible that over time the mix shifts more toward the 6-inch LCD iPhones; launch quarters tend to skew towards the high-end models. However, if the iPhone XI Plus really does manage to sell significantly more than the other 2018 iPhones, it should once again put paid to the theory that Apple is pricing people out of the market with its top-of-the-line iPhones. A fresh report says that the iPhone SE 2 is not going to be launched this year because Apple has made a decision to cancel the project, and instead focus its energies on the other three iPhone that most likely will be the iPhone 9, iPhone X Plus and the iPhone 9 Plus.

The report also cites that the LCD iPhone's production has been delayed since the panel suppliers are facing issues with its yield.

As rumoured there will be a new iPhone X with the same 5.8-inch OLED display as the current model. Finally, a 6.0-inch LCD iPhone mockup is shown that measures 150.91 mm high, 75.72 mm wide and 8.47 mm thick.

The cheaper iPhone is also expected to eschew stainless steel band for aluminium frame, feature a single rear camera system, and may not support 3D Touch.

Apple is expected to unveil its 2018 iPhone lineup in less than three months from now.