Canada’s RBC Capital has waded into the Apple rumour mill, with a new report that attempts to predict the cost of the company’s 2018 iPhone lineup.
As a refresher, multiple sources, including KGI Securities — the market analytics firm associated with noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo — and Bloomberg, have predicted Apple will release three new iPhones later this year.
More specifically, Apple will launch an updated 5.8-inch iPhone X, a new 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ and a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone aimed at consumers who don’t want to upgrade to one of the more expensive OLED iPhones.
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Building on those reports, RBC Capital analyst Amit Daryanani predicts Apple will price the base model LCD iPhone at “$700+ (USD)”, with the base model iPhone X and iPhone X Plus coming in at $899 USD and $999 USD, respectively.
In short, Apple will price the refreshed iPhone X at $100 less to make room for the larger 6.5-inch model. Interestingly, Daryanani also predicts the LCD iPhone will drive 35 to 50 percent of Apple’s sales volume.
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