Is Apple about to switch issues up? With the corporate’s ugly 2019 iPhone redesign now a stone-cold certainty, a genuinely shocking report reveals Apple is designing a very different iPhone which hundreds of thousands will want.
Popular Chinese website Global Times delivers the head-turning news that Apple will launch a brand new budget-friendly iPhone which drops Face ID in favor of an in-display Touch ID fingerprint sensor. The phone is expected to launch first in China. however, it has the potential to be a global smash.
Little else is thought about the iPhone at this stage. However, the Global Times’ source states the motivation for the phone is to “save on prices” because it battles to win the Chinese market share again. In recent years local brands Huawei, Oppo, and Vivo have taken control by mixing cutting-edge designs with costs that substantially undercut Apple’s iPhones.
The move would make sense. Global Times stated that over 85% of the Chinese phone market belongs to smartphones priced beneath 4,000 yuan (580 USD). Apple used to cover that market with the iPhone SE when it launched at just $399, however, the firm’s subsequent strategy of filling the gap with iPhones a number of generations old doesn’t seem to be working.
Wanting something to happening and it occurring are two very different things. However, there is little doubt in my thoughts that a finances iPhone with Touch ID constructed into the display can be a global hit. And with 2019 now clearly the wrong year to upgrade your iPhone.