Rumor: Apple To Release Low-Cost Version Of iPhone X In 2018

Apple has plans to launch a new low-cost version of the iPhone X as soon as next year, according to a new report by Chinese source United Daily News. According to the publication, the device will arrive before the end of 2018 and is codenamed “Hangzhou.”

The iPhone X we are all waiting for, which will arrive November 3rd, will also receive a refresh with the codename “Lisbon,” according to the report.

The launch of a less expensive iPhone X would make plenty of sense depending on what the company’s plans are for the rest of its lineup. This year, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus act as the lower-end iPhone devices in the marketplace, but if a new version of the iPhone X with a lower price tag is in the works, then we could potentially be about to see the end of the previous “classic” design of iPhone.

The market is optimistic about the 2018 Apple iPhone sales performance, and it is understood that Apple will launch the iPhone X next year, with the lineup divided into high-end and low-end products, where the high-end version called “Lisbon” and the low-end version codenamed “Hangzhou.”

Rumors for what the 2018 iPhone lineup will consist of already have two different sizes on the horizon – a 6.46-inch monster and an altogether more reasonable 5.28-inch option, too.

2018 iPhone X lineup concept renders by iDrop News

With the iPhone 8 only weeks old and the iPhone X still not here, we are perhaps a little premature in trying to read the tealeaves surrounding the 2018 iPhone lineup, with now that the iPhone X rumors have been put to bed we all need something to wonder about, don’t we?

(Source: United Daily News [Google Translate])

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