IPhone X blamed for Apple's slow growth in smartphone sales

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The iPhone is by far the biggest product from Apple, accounting for more than 60 percent of its revenue a year ago, but chief executive Tim Cook and other executives have targeted services as a path to growth.

Face identification, dual cameras and 3D touch will probably all be missing from the new iPhone rumoured to drop in June during Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference.

American company Apple is going to produce 8 million iPhones X in the second quarter of this year.

As reported by MacRumors, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in his latest notes to investors that the 6.1-inch iPhone 2018 model will receive an upgraded display panel.

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The analyst isn't convinced that the new phone, due in September, will immediately solve the iPhone's issues although he does expect the company to announce a new shareholder return program which could pacify investors for a while longer.

Apple previously launched a pair of truly wireless earbuds, the AirPods, that eliminate the need for a headphone port...assuming the iPhone owner wants to use the product.

The new iPhone will also include a new "touch film sensor" to the glass. This updated display will supposedly raise the total cost of screen construction to between $23 and $26.

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X are less than a year old but it appears that Apple has plans to provide more options for 2018. The reason? Kuo believes that Apple will be transitioning to a new type of display for its smartphones, and the new material set to be utilized would not be compatible with the feature. What do you think about the 3D Touch feature? Users have repeatedly complained about fashionable functions X iPhone such as Siri and Apple Pay, as not all of them apply. The iPhone X had a bright, edge-to-edge display and 3-D facial recognition, but the $999 starting price was too much for some consumers. "That launch itself could move iPhone sales up 5% a year", said Gene Munster, co-founder of Loup Ventures and a longtime Apple analyst.

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