Various reports have come out all guns blazing and predicted that Apple is likely to ship up to 100 million units of 6.1-inch LCD iPhone X Plus which is all geared up to hit the floor later this year. Though the staggering number may have been a huge thunder for many and even caused sleepless nights for the rivals, I'm yet to find the forecast extraordinary! So, what makes the LCD iPhone 2018 such massive crowd favorites?
Well, several factors augur well for the smartphone. And of them is the ability to offer flagship features at a much less price.
Why Apple May Ship 100 Million Units of 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone X Plus
No one doubts the elegance and superiority of iPhone X, which has been branded as the best product Apple has ever released by many experts. Even hardcore critics have admitted being charmed by the smartphone. But the unexpected low demand after a beautiful holiday season has surprised many—including me. After all, the slashing of production target by a half from a mammoth 40 million units to around 20 million units is unbelievable.
I believe it's the high price that's proving to be the wrecker-in-chief. Had the price of the iPhone X variants started from $750–$800, Apple would have sold out a record number of iPhones. Though iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are available for that price point, nobody wants them as they look completely worn out.
And that brings me to 6-1-inch LCD iPhone! This guy already looks like a rock star and is shaping up pretty well to create history. The smartphone is rumored to flaunt edge-to-edge display and come with the most talked about feature of iPhone X—Face ID. It will feature an aluminum frame and a single lens camera. Despite having such impressive features, the starting price of the smartphone is said to be just $699.
A large number of prospective iPhone users had been waiting in the wings to upgrade to a new iPhone. Though many of them went for the upgrade, a huge group of people stayed away as they didn't want to pay a hefty price for the radically designed smartphone that was yet to go through the grind.
Now that the iPhone X has been widely appreciated and features like Face ID and gesture bar have fully replaced Touch ID and Home button, they are willing to go with the change. Better still, the price of the smartphone doesn't seem to be too high either.
“According to Kuo's research note, shipment projections could fluctuate depending on the selling price of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which Kuo believes will be somewhere between $700 and $800 in the United States. In his analysis, shipments will be around 105-115 million units when priced at US$699, and 95-105 million units when priced at US$799.” – MacRumors
The analyst expects the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will alone account for around 50 percent of the new iPhone line-up's shipments. He further says that the sales will remain strong into 2019.
Going by this forecast, I wouldn't be shocked if the lifetime sales of 2018 iPhones could reach approximately 200-250 million units.