Apple iPhone is a great device on the market. Things have changed so much since the first release of the iPhone back in 2007. The iPhone lineup is now bigger and smarter than before thanks to Apple’s endless efforts to improve it. In September 2018, Apple unveiled three new iPhones after months of anticipation, including iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The 2018 iPhones are expected to make a gigantic hit on the market. However, Apple has been seeing a fall in iPhone demand in recent months. In a recent interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there is now a weaker demand for iPhones on the market, which prevents Apple from setting a new iPhone sales record in Q1.
Tim Cook also stated that the company is struggling to sell iPhones in Greater China. Tech experts claim that the Cupertino firm is dealing with iPhone sales ban in China after reports of patent infringement. Last month, Apple released a new iOS 12.1.2 update to all active iPhones after a Chinese court had ordered a ban on iPhones in China. In reality, Apple and Qualcomm had been in a long-term relationship for years. However, Apple is now switching to Intel for modem chips for iPhones.
Sources say that Apple has been working on its own modem chips for future iPhones. Last month, reports claimed that Apple would set up a new iPhone manufacturing plant in India and Foxconn will start assembling iPhones this year. Apple iPhones still shine in the US and Canada as the iPhone XS and XR are among the best-selling phones in Q3/2018. However, there was a slight drop in iPhone shipments when compared to the same period of 2017.
As we enter the first days of 2019, we are expecting to see something special from Apple this year. In reality, rumors regarding the 2019 iPhone lineup have started to heat up for months, giving us a glimpse of what’s coming in the new phones. Reports claim that all 2019 iPhones will feature OLED display panels. Besides, Apple has been working on exclusive features for its new phones to make them more attractive.
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