One of the iPhones that have got people talking is iPhone XR, mainly because it includes features from higher end iPhones while at the same time maintaining a favorable price ($750).
This is a decision that indicated Apple’s determination to break from old traditions and give its customers more exciting stuff. But the firm did more than just that last year. The Capernaum-based company launched three iPhones at a go as opposed to the usual two.
A striking introduction was the iPhone X, which not only came with a weird name but also had a new facial recognition technology that no one had ever seen or heard of before.
The news surrounding this smartphone are getting hotter, with CNBC recently reporting that Apple has plans of killing it at the end of this year. These are news which have got people panicking.
But even as you get all worked up, you may want to consider the possibility that iPhone X was never meant to hang around for long.
The biggest clue to this possibility can be found in its name. The name, iPhone X (which is supposed to be pronounced as ‘10’) was a complete different path from the naming norm. During its launch, Tim announced that the iPhone X had been released as a way of setting a new path of technology to be followed for the next decade.
It’s true that the iPhone sales haven’t picked up as many experts thought but again this is a $1000 phone. What do you expect?
A break from the past
iPhone X is an iPhone of its own making. It acknowledges the past but also looks into the future. With this phone, Apple got the courage to eradicate the long-standing TouchID sensor for face-scanning sensors.
For the first time ever, an iPhone that is nearly bezel-less OLED display was introduced. What’s more, the gadget implemented new navigation techniques and gesture controls, which, for most Apple fans, were intriguing and not Apple-like.
Thus, when you hear stuff such as TSMC (the firm which produces the A-series processors used in iPhones) has excess chips and Apple is no longer purchasing more for its iPhone X models, it is not a surprise.
The inventory record levels at TSMC are declining primarily because Apple is no longer purchasing the components for future iPhone X models. This is a clear indication that iPhone X will be killed this year.
The reason as to why Apple is not purchasing these components is because the customer orders for iPhone X have gone down. We can no longer ignore the facts that are right before our eyes – iPhone X is a dead model.
Apple might have thought that making the iPhone X expensive would make it distinctively stand out from competition with regards to class. But that might have been a wrong business approach.
This phone is simply too expensive, selling at $1000 at a time when consumers are beginning to turn their bacs from high-priced smartphones.
As things currently stand, the old inventory of iPhone X will hold but there will be no production of new ones. Even though Apple chooses to maintain its silence on the matter, we all can see that iPhone X will be killed.