Apple's 3D Touch was added to its iPhones but not iPads, suggesting the company has been moving tentatively with the tech, rather than committing completely.
Popular and uncannily reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a rather grave prediction for the iPhone series of 2018. The information mentions that the company could use the Cover Glass Sensor technology for all of its iPhone releases next year. The information from the KGI analyst, first spotted by MacRumors, reveals that Apple's 6.1-inch smartphone will come with a different display.
Investors now fear that iPhone X sales are falling, if not quite leaping, off a cliff.
But there's a downside.
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The new screen will reportedly raise costs to between $23 and $26, thus, leading Kuo to predict that since Apple's new display module is more expensive, it might ditch the 3D Touch features to balance costs.
So what will Apple replace 3D Touch with? This only gets worse for Apple during the third quarter, with average sale prices plummeting down to $691, indicating very few iPhone X units will be sold by comparison. Starting in 2019, Apple could remove the feature from all iPhone models, according to Kuo. Last year, a similar issue was identified where Touch ID would stop working on the iPhone 7, if the screen was replaced by a third-party vendor. When the iPhone series relinquishes its 3D Touch functionality, it would ultimately just be a matter of Apple standardizing the features on its devices across the board.
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Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is set to post its second-quarter earnings on Tuesday and if the analysts are right, the results could be a bit of a bloodbath for iPhone sales. This would then lead to the feature being left out of all its iPhones.