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We should know more about iPhone X sales on May 1, which is when Apple reports its financial results for the March-ending quarter.

While the 6.1-inch iPhone will miss out on OLED display and 3D touch, it will still retain the iPhone X bezel-less design and the infamous notch on the top. For 2018, Kuo has predicted that Apple will release three new iPhones, a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, and a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone.

Shortly after the launch of the iPhone X past year, it was already rumored that Apple was not only preparing one, but three new iPhone 2018 models. According to analysts, is very small. The company is preparing a new lower-cost iPhone that looks similar to the iPhone X and has some of its most-appealing features, Bloomberg News reported earlier this year.

Indications of this alleged change surfaced a year ago when Barclays analysts suggested that Apple would eventually stop including the adapter with 2018 being the potential beginning of that change. Most 3D features can easily be replaced with a simple touch-and-hold method, or long-pressing as it's more commonly called.

Disappointing forecasts from the iPhone supply chain have lowered expectations for unit sales. The iPhone X's parts cost $115 more than the iPhone 8's, according to a November analysis. Then the demand for the iPhone X has decreased significantly. And while you may think that $3 difference in the manufacture of the display doesn't warrant removal of a much-used feature, do remember that Apple makes millions of these.

Daniel Ives, an analyst with GBH Insights, wrote in an investor note last week that Wall Street was in "full panic mode" over iPhone sales ahead of Apple's earnings report.

Apple is rumored to be working on its largest iPhone ever and two other phones.

The device would also not take over other things from the iPhone X, to reduce the price. This is the not the first time an issue like this has affected Apple iPhones.

He cut his estimates for the second time in as many months, claiming that Apple investors are in the stock for capital returns from its US$200mln+ cash pile.

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