“Lin cited information from Apple’s upstream supply chain as indicating that the new device’s MBOM will be more than 10% lower than that for iPhone X,” Tsai reports. “He added that the MBOM of the iPhone X was more than US$400 in 2017.”
“Apple has recently determined the direction for its next-generation iPhone lineup – which will consist of two OLED-based iPhones (5.85-inch and 6.45-inch) and a 6.1-inch LCD model. Thanks to the cost reduction, Apple may position the new 5.85-inch device as the cheapest model of all three next-generation iPhone models, Lin believes,” Tsai reports. “Apple has recently reached an agreement with Samsung Display, securing satisfactory terms that will prevent cost increases from the panel side, Lin noted.”
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MacDailyNews Take: As always, Apple’s iPhone pricing will be critical.
We will say that our 256GB iPhone X units were worth every penny and then some. iPhone X is one of the very best products Apple has ever produced.
And, yes, despite our love of iPhone X, we cannot wait to get our hands on those 6.45-inch OLED iPhones coming later this year!