Friday January 11, 2019

Apple is Allegedly Entering the Camera Count Arms Race

Citing the Wall Street Journal, Reuters reports that Apple is planning to launch 3 new iPhones this year. Despite reportedly lackluster iPhone XR sales, the lower end iPhones are still set to use LCD panels. The highest end model is said to have 3 rear cameras, while the other two will "only" have two cameras. In related news, Chinese retailers are apparently slashing the prices of iPhones following Apple's recent revenue forecasts. The 64GB iPhone XR was discounted as much as $118, while the iPhone 8 got even bigger price cuts, though Reuters notes that iPhone prices on Apple's online storefront haven't budged an inch.

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Apple plans to continue with LCD model as the device has been in the production pipeline for months, the report said. However, for 2020, Apple will fully switch to the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, display for iPhones, thereby completely dropping the LCD model, the report said.

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