Report: Apple May Be Ditching The Highly-Anticipated iPhone X Due To Production Shortages

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Eric Lieberman Deputy Editor
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reportedly said the once-highly anticipated iPhone X will be at “end of life” by Summer 2018 at least partially due to an apparent decrease of interest in China.

Respected and sometimes prescient, Kuo and his employer KGI securities believe there will be a new trio of iPhone models in the fall to essentially replace the iPhone X, according to Apple Insider.

One alleged reason for Chinese consumers’ aversion to the iPhone X is because the notch at the top where many sensors are located decrease the available surface space on the front of the device. An iPhone X Plus, which could be one of the new models, may help satisfy that preference.

Kuo predicted prior to the release of the iPhone X that there would likely be a “severe short supply” for quite some time. At first, that appeared to be true. And now, following ostensibly low supply, manufacturing of the product may be diminishing because of low demand.

If the rumors of a very short-lived iPhone X are true, then it would be yet another negative development for Apple, and especially its iPhone X. Several users complained one of the more recent software updates was causing significant glitches to occur in many different ways. (RELATED: There Are At Least 7 Things Wrong With Apple’s Newer Software Update)

Apple was also accused of reducing the accuracy of its most distinctive feature on the iPhone X. The company denied the accusation, but it is just one of many allegations of Apple purposefully downgrading its technology.

Furthermore, researchers also declared the iPhone X the most fragile iPhone in Apple’s history, and a 10-year-old kid proved a defect in the advanced smartphone’s facial recognition system.

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