Apple's most expensive phone yet may be discontinued this year. Here's why

It will be the first time that Apple will not retain its previous year's model.

Apple's most expensive phone yet may be discontinued this year. Here's why

New Delhi: The year 2018 may not bring good news for iPhone users as US tech giant Apple will not retain the iPhone X this year.

According to media reports, renowed analysts Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, has predicted that Apple will soon be discontinuing the iPhone X.

If so, then it would be the first time that Apple will not retain its previous year's model to allow for a wide range of iPhones available at many price points.

Kuo has said in its note that the Apple iPhone X will face ‘end of life’ in summer 2018 and will not be retained after the new iPhones are launched.

This is presumably in light of reports that Apple iPhone X sales were not as high as expected, perhaps it being the most expensive iPhone ever.

Ming Chi Kuo’s note further quoted that Apple will ship 18 million iPhone X devices in the first calendar quarter of 2018. He has also pointed out that Apple iPhone X has not been successful in China and the sales figures appear to be causing some of these problems with users thinking iPhone 8 Plus has more usable space to offer.

Kuo has also predicted that Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018 and all will come with full vision display, though the most budget-friendly version will likely have an LCD display. Apple will restrict OLED to the two high-end versions.