Analyst: Apple will discontinue iPhone X and SE
As the days of the release of the new iPhone product line are getting closer, rumours about new and old iPhones are starting to increase. Analysts from BlueFin Research said that Apple would discontinue the iPhone SE and iPhone X this year because Apple has turned its attention to the new “iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus”.
BlueFin analysts predict that this year’s new iPhone will have a lot of “pent-up demand” due to “lack of upgrade activity over the past few years.” Based on this, analysts predict that Apple will produce 91 million new iPhones in the next two quarters. Also, Apple will continue to produce more than 92 million new iPhones in the first and second quarters of next year. Analysts call it “far beyond the normal upgrade cycle.”
Analysts believe that Apple will build 28 million iPhones 9, 11 and 11 Plus in the third quarter of this year, compared with the previous forecast of only 24 million. Analysts also forecast another 63 million in the fourth quarter and 46 million in the first quarter of next year. The department had 46 million units in the second quarter. All of these figures are higher than previous forecasts.
Regarding shipments, analysts predict that the four quarters will be 20 million, 60 million, 45 million and 40 million respectively. Analysts believe that “iPhone 11 Plus” will please users who think the iPhone X screen is too small, and “iPhone 9” will cater to those who are sensitive to price.
Also, analysts also believe that the iPhone 8 series will continue to hold the low-end market, while the iPhone X and iPhone SE will discontinue. This may not be the first time we heard that the iPhone X would discontinue this summer.