Apple is not satisfied with the sales of the iPhone X


He and other analysts cut their iPhone sales estimates, and Apple stock is down nearly 8% in the past two weeks.

Apple is allegedly working on a new way to make its iPhone display glass tougher, but at the cost of 3D Touch. The prediction on iPhone X Plus stands at 6.5in OLED, while a cheaper variant might be available in 6.1in LCD, with larger bezels and similar features as iPhone X, but without the dual rear camera.

When it comes to analysts and Apple-watchers, Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the most accurate sources out there; having covered the Cupertino company in his job at KGI since early 2012.

It is widely believed by analysts that the company will hand over billions of dollars worth of dividends and share buybacks over the next few weeks.

But the massive capital return program could be overshadowed by concerns about Apple's most important product: the iPhone. That would be the new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.

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Although, a recent report suggests that this iPhone variant also spells an end to the 3D Touch feature, which made Apple's devices more advanced compared to standard touchscreen phones. Though it's hard to imagine for anyone to be disappointed if this feature was to be removed, there are a bunch of 3D Touch loyalists out there, as Gizmodo notes, and they swear by its convenience. Then the demand for the iPhone X has decreased significantly. Apple might be planning to unveiling it at its yearly WWDC conference which is going to take place from June 4 - 8.

As noted in a Forbes report, the prospect of 3D Touch being retired is quite unfortunate.

Disappointing forecasts from the iPhone supply chain have lowered expectations for unit sales. Apple used reasonably flexible OLED displays from Samsung for the original iPhone X, which can bend slightly at the bottom. Most likely, nothing, really.

The 3D Touch tech, found in iPhones since the iPhone 6S in 2015, is a pressure sensitive feature that allows the devices to detect varying levels of pressure exerted on the screen by a finger.