After the controversy that enveloped the company and the disappointing sales, Apple is reportedly going to launch three new iPhones this 2019.
According to the Wall Street Journal report, one of these new models will succeed the iPhone XR, which features an all-screen design that saw weak sales leading to disappointment in projections. Apple links the low demand in sluggish sales in China.
New iPhones Specs
One of this year's releases will have triple rear camera, which is touted as the highest-end among the future releases and resembles that of a leak shared on Twitter that was dubbed as the iPhone XI. It is still unclear what the third lens will be capable of. The other two, meanwhile, will sport dual-lens cameras.
As per the report, iPhone XR will continue to use a liquid crystal display (LCD) screen because it had been planned for months and that the plans "can't be altered easily." The Cupertino, California-based company may also move to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens by 2020, thereby dropping the LCD.
iPhone XS and XS Max both have OLED screens. Meanwhile, this news adds to the longtime rumors that a triple rear camera phone will arrive by 2019.
Poor iPhone Sales In China
This comes on the heels of reports that Chinese retailers are forcibly selling iPhone units at a discounted price because lesser people are buying the gadgets. Experts say the models were priced too high despite the lack of fresh features in comparison to local brands like Huawei.
Apple, meanwhile, points to the trade pressure between the United States and China as one of the reasons for the poor sales. However, those in the know say that the problem lies within the price points of the iPhone models.
"The trade war is background noise and more of a scapegoat excuse with the real issues being iPhone XR demand and a mispriced product in a competitive Chinese market," Wedbush Securities' managing director of equity research Daniel Ives said.