Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Apple Reportedly Reduces Production in Optimistic Target for iPhone X

Apple Reportedly Reduces Production in Optimistic Target for iPhone X

The aging battery means your phone could have trouble operating or might unexpectedly shut down, as happened to the iPhone 6 and 6S a year ago.

Apple admitted late previous year that it intentionally slowed down older models of its iPhones over time.

If you were counting on a new iPhone SE arriving this spring, maybe it's time to start making alternative plans.

After tracking marketshare gains for the iPhone in a number of key markets across Europe, China, Australia & Japan, analysts at Kantar Worldpanel see the premium pricing of the iPhone X as a "wise move" for the tech giant. As such it is unlikely that we will be seeing the launch of the iPhone SE 2 this year.

Apple's senior VP of software engineering Craig Federighi announced the changed roadmap internally to employees earlier this month, according to the report.

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If the production cut of the iPhone X is indeed taking place, it is because Apple wants to focus on the upcoming iPhone family, which will comprise up of the iPhone X successor and the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. As batteries get older, they don't hold their charge as well as newer batteries, and can have worse problems when the charge is low or the temperature is cold.

Apple has apologized to consumers and, as a peace offering, dropped the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 until December 31, 2018.

In a massive blow to fans of economically priced 4-inch iPhones, Apple may not be getting ready to launch the iPhone SE 2 after all. The OLED display, used in iPhone X is missing in it & is replaced by an LCD display. The current iPhone SE sells for $349, which is half the cost of an iPhone 8. The OLED models, on the other hand, will feature a 6.0 to 6.1-inch screen and another with a 6.4 to 6.5-inch display.

Murata is one of the two makers of flexible printed circuit boards (FPCB) for the iPhone X, and a report in mid-October said the Japanese company was dealing with certain yield issues that may have contributed to the iPhone X's delay.

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