Chinese Retailers Slash iPhones Prices, Say They Aren’t Worth The Cost

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"We believe the 2019 iPhone and Galaxy Series features new WiFi 6 (ax), which should be a moderate tailwind for AVGO".

Court findings may show that Qualcomm took advantage of its exclusivity for a time - a Qualcomm executive reportedly strong-armed an Apple exec into paying its prices by saying "I'm your only choice, and I know Apple can afford to pay it".

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The Cupertino, California-based company has chose to stick to liquid-crystal display (LCD) at a time when sluggish sales of iPhone XR cut into its most recent revenue projection, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter.

At this stage it's tipped that the new iPhones will have new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models. The latter will effectively replace the iPhone XR.

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Come 2020, Apple could drop the LCD model and shift its entire iPhone line to OLED displays, some of the people said. Other retailers have begun to sell devices for even cheaper. In addition, it would help Apple differentiate its iPhone XS and XS Max successors. The current XR sports a single lens camera, and is backed by AI similarly to Google's Pixel cameras to produce shots which resemble that of the dual lens XS and XS Max. Reports for the company's problems with the iPhone XR continue to surface, fuelled by analysts decreasing shipment estimates for the smartphone.

Apple is planning to release three new iPhones to succeed its 2018 lineup, indicating the iPhone XR - unlike the SE and 5C before it, isn't simply a one-off. Apple usually unveils new handsets around September and considering 2019 just started, there's going to be a ton of rumours before the new iPhones are public.

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Apple, which slashed its quarterly sales forecast last week, has reduced planned production for its three new iPhone models by about 10 percent for the January-March quarter, the Nikkei Asian Review reported on Wednesday. However, US prices do not include sales tax.