Apple’s New Budget-friendly iPhone Might be in Trouble

Perhaps you know by now that Apple planned to release three models of iPhone later this year. However, it seems that the cheapest of the three might be in trouble and we hope you didn’t place too many hopes on it.


The analysts at GBH Insights released a note for investors earlier this week. This note revealed Apple’s probably need of delaying its 6.1-inch LCD-screened iPhone. They didn’t say what the exact release date would be, although they did warn that this delay could last from two to four months.

The 6.5-inch model

This is the largest of the upcoming devices and it stuck with a name from the rumor mill, the iPhone X Plus. This is a tradition for Apple, ever since the iPhone 6 came out. Since then, after Apple launches a new flagship smartphone, it is soon followed by a ‘Plus’ version.

The 6.1-inch model

This is the budget smartphone and is dubbed the iPhone 9. Originally it was called iPhone SE 2, in honor of the previous SE budget version.

The 5.8-inch model

This is the successor of the iPhone X and it has a variety of names: iPhone XI, X2, 11 or XS. Neither of them stuck, although X2 has been used a bit more. We apparently have to wait and see the truth.

The news that the LCD model will be delayed isn’t that surprising, as we have heard some voices speaking about this for a few months. There are some reports according to which the cheapest model will hit the stores in November, allowing almost two months for the higher-end products to properly sell.

GBH Insights believes that this year might be a big one for Apple, thinking that Apple might sell over 380 million iPhones in the next 18 months.

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