Apple: BlueFin Slashes iPhone Estimates for 2018; 'Challenging' Environment

iOS 11.3 Beta brings back 'iBooks' App

Apple recently sent out invites to an event, where the company is expected to announce new products and services. It would seem that Apple didn't kick off the production of the iPhone X until late August, which made it impossible for the device to be ready on time for a mid-September release.

Credit: Tom's GuideThe follow-up to last year's iPhone X could be considerably cheaper to produce than its predecessor, Digitimes is reporting, citing people who claim to have knowledge of the costs associated with producing the handset.

Lin also states that Apple planned on launching an LCD version of the 5.8-inch iPhone.

In other news, Apple may soon launch a new color variant of the iPhone X - "blush gold".

Apple has slashed the production cost of its new "affordable" 5.85-inch OLED iPhone X, with an initial manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) significantly lower than its current flagship model.

"...the new device's MBOM will be more than 10 percent lower than that for iPhone X. He added that the MBOM of the iPhone X was more than US$400 in 2017".

When Apple launched the iPhone X in September a year ago, it was (and still is) the most expensive iPhone ever.

Apple is reportedly planning to launch three iPhones in 2018, much like what the company had done previous year at its Keynote event.

In terms of screen size, rumors say that the iPad Pro 3 will likely have a much larger screen display of 11 inches in line with Apple's current design trend, which employs larger touchscreens and narrower bezels. Screen makers like Samsung Electronics Co., Japan Display Inc., Sharp Corp., LG Display Co. and Synaptics Inc. are among those that will be adversely impacted if Apple takes away its business for in-house development.

However, it looks like Apple may launch a 5.8-inch OLED display iPhone at a cost reportedly "much lower" than the iPhone X. We could see Apple displays used in the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and maybe even MacBooks in the future, but there's one big problem: MicroLED is extremely hard to manufacture. But there's still no confirmation as to when will Apple employ its own displays on its iPhones. The jump sized iPhone could have a 6.5-inch display and a resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. Lin also suggested that the 5.85-inch OLED model might very well be the upgradation of the canceled LCD project, modified due to MBOM concerns. While the display on the iPhone X is extremely color accurate, it's still not quite ideal.

Related News:

  • Rousey would love Punk to swap UFC for WWE

    Rousey would love Punk to swap UFC for WWE

    Most likely, Rousey will use that sort of look on Stephanie, Triple H , and any other superstars who try to stop her in the WWE. If he never wants to get back in that ring again, he has every reason not to, and all the respect in the world from me.
    Europa League: Arsenal to face CSKA Moscow

    Europa League: Arsenal to face CSKA Moscow

    And the success for Arsenal has been the result of a varied attack that has seen goals come from all over the field. GOAL! Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring his second goal in the Europa League match between Arsenal and A.C.
    India grounds Pratt-powered A320neos

    India grounds Pratt-powered A320neos

    Both IndiGo and GoAir have been told not to refit these engines, which are spare with them in their inventory", DGCA said. The move immediately grounded eight aircraft at IndiGo , India's largest carrier, and three at GoAirlines India Pvt.
  • Trump Convinces GOP Businessman Not to Run Against Sen. Dean Heller

    Trump Convinces GOP Businessman Not to Run Against Sen. Dean Heller

    Tarkanian is the son of Jerry Tarkanian, the former UNLV basketball coach, and Lois Tarkanian, a Las Vegas city councilwoman. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) that has been made harder by Heller's bear-hugging the president to block Tarkanian.
    Emre Can: 'We dream of winning the Champions League'

    Emre Can: 'We dream of winning the Champions League'

    Click the right arrow above to see the eight top-rated teams in the Champions League ... Outsiders Roma and Sevilla are also potential opponents.
    Clark County drops to 10th in Nevada in county health rankings

    Clark County drops to 10th in Nevada in county health rankings

    The full state report found that 13 percent of children live in poverty in the state, compared to the 20 percent national average. McLean County has a 29 percent adult obesity rate which is higher than the state average. "I knew Broome County could do better".
  • So, the Mohini is back with her 'Ek, Do, Teen' counts!

    So, the Mohini is back with her 'Ek, Do, Teen' counts!

    Recreating old hit songs has become a fad in Bollywood, and Tezaab's popular song Ek Do Teen is the latest addition to the list. While many fans praised the song as it brought back memories from the past, there were many who didn't appreciate the remake.
    White House chief tells staff their jobs safe_ for now

    White House chief tells staff their jobs safe_ for now

    Indeed, the likelihood Shulkin will be removed within days were so high that BetDSI said it did not include him on its odds list. McMaster, but the move is not expected to be made immediately, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
    NRA files federal lawsuit to block new Florida gun law

    NRA files federal lawsuit to block new Florida gun law

    Florida's new law makes it one of just three states, including IL and Hawaii, that set an age limit of 21 for rifle purchases. It also creates a so-called guardian programme enabling some teachers and other school employees to carry guns .
  • Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban

    Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state over nation's most restrictive ban

    A judge was holding a hearing on blocking the law March 20. "I don't know if you can put any value on human life", Gunn said . Phil Bryant (R) on Monday signed a law-HB 1510-that bans abortion after 15 weeks' gestation.
    President Trump bans the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies

    President Trump bans the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies

    The ban comes as US Treasury Secretary, Mnuchin is meeting G-20 finance ministers in Buenos Aires. The controversial token has received pushback from within Venezuela's borders as well.
    United States  probes air bag failures in deadly Hyundai, Kia auto  crashes

    United States probes air bag failures in deadly Hyundai, Kia auto crashes

    Hyundai spokesperson Jim Trainor said dealers will consider offering a loaner vehicle to people until the issue can be repaired. The company added that it "has not confirmed any air bag non-deployments arising from the potential chip issue".


Most liked

Focus Features Debuts the Won't You Be My Neighbor? Trailer
Rogers was an ordained minister who didn't plan on a career in television before deciding that kids needed more uplifting programming.

N'Golo Kante: 'Chelsea is my home'
The Blues are going through tough times having recently crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Barcelona. N'Golo Kante has underlined his desire to win the FA Cup and finish in the Premier League's top four.

China's Congress reappoints Premier Li Keqiang and names new anti-graft watchdog
Beijing plans to "further bring down overall tariffs", with "zero tariffs for drugs, especially much-needed anti-cancer drugs", the premier said.

Galaxy S9 Plus costs less to build than the flagship iPhone X
Now that the Galaxy S9 is available, it's time to put it through its paces, and SquareTrade is doing just that. Side and Back Drop Tests: A big difference from the S8 was the result of the side drop test.

New York Jets: What their big trade says about the quarterbacks
Assuming that's the case, the Jets have assured themselves of a player they feel is worthy of a 'QB1′ status on their draft board. But this trade was just as big of a win for the Jets , who have been desperate for a true franchise quarterback for years.

Black Panther's dominance continues on Box Office for 5th Straight Weekend
The sequel, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, saw its opening weekend numbers fall dramatically from its predecessor's. Black Panther's main competition over the March 16-18, 2018 weekend came from Warner Bros Pictures' Tomb Raider .

Russia summons British ambassador to foreign ministry
Boris Johnson said the evidence against Moscow was "overwhelming". "The answer will come very soon, I assure you", Lavrov said. Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the attack . "We do not want a new Cold War".

Heartland Toys R Us stores to close
Over the decades, children used Toys R Us as a playground where they would meet others they wouldn't see in the schoolyard. The already-announced administration of its United Kingdom business will continue, the company said.

Whoops! Samsung Made This Major Galaxy S9 Mistake
The purchase can be carried forward via Flipkart, Samsung Shop, as well as retail outlets in the Indian markets. The FHD+ panel on the smartphone carries a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and has the Always On feature.

NASA starts ATLO process for its future Mars Rover mission
The statement comes ahead of Sunday's presidential election, in which he will nearly certainly win a fourth term. NASA hopes the mission will help to answer key questions about the potential for life on Mars .

British bank HSBC to disclose 59 percent gender pay gap
Female graduates start on a median salary of £18,300 compared with £19,900 for men, and the £1,600 pay gap gets bigger over time. For employees that received bonuses, the median gender pay gap for the variable compensation was 86%.

Taliban 'elements' interested in talks: USA defense secretary Jim Mattis
There are now 14,000 USA troops in Afghanistan, which is up from the 8,500 around the time President Obama left office. Afghan forces, while "unsteady", probably will maintain control of most major population centers in 2018, he added.

One more day of sunny, warm weather in Billings
Partly sunny skies and a high of 44 degrees are expected Saturday , with more rain and snow possible Sunday and Monday . Northwest winds between 10 to 15 miles per hour , gusting to 20 miles per hour , may contribute to blowing snow.

'90s rapper Craig Mack dies at 46
The music magazine noted a video in which Mack, who became a minister, said he traded a life of "wickedness" for "righteousness". He was ready", Toney said . "I can not believe this dude is gone", DJ Scratch recently stated on Instagram .

Mark Hamill wanted Luke to survive through to Episode IX
Some of the scenes seemed a little too far-fetched and I missed some of the movie magic that makes Star Wars such a revered brand. As he accepted his star, Hamill told the crowd he was struggling to convey the depth of his gratitude.