Apple iPhones In 2018 Will Start At US$ 550 And Include Dual SIM Variants
We are mid-way through the iPhone cycle and about 5 months away from the next iteration of Apple iPhones. So far, there have been a lot of conflicting reports about the 2018 iPhone lineup, especially when it comes to what all variants Apple will launch. A second generation iPhone X seems likely, along with an iPhone X Plus. There are also reports of an iPhone X like iPhone with an LCD display. Now, a new note to investors by Ming-Chi Kuo has revealed the pricing details of the upcoming iPhones in 2018.
Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities is a trusted source for iPhones in particular and his new note has revealed a few interesting details. According to Kuo, the 2018 lineup of Apple iPhones will start at a price of US$ 550. This is about a hundred and fifty dollars cheaper than the 2017 iPhone lineup wherein the iPhone 8 retails at a price of US$ 699 for the base model. Kuo believes that the 6.1 inch LCD model of the 2018 iPhone will be launched in September and will start at a price of US$ 550. The single SIM model could retail for anything between US$ 550 and US$ 650, while the dual-SIM model would sell for between US$ 650 and US$ 750.
In his note, Ming-Chi Kuo explains that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone could be available in two models, one with a single SIM and another with dual SIM dual standby. If true, this will be the first time ever that Apple will launch an iPhone with a dual SIM setup. He has also said that the 6.5 inch iPhone X Plus model will also have a dual-SIM variant while the 5.8 inch iPhone will only have a single SIM variant. He believes that a dual-SIM model could “help increase market share in China and commercial markets.”
Kuo has also predicted that Apple could sell between 100 million and 120 million units between Q3 2018 and Q3 2019.