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Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Apple’s iPhone 2019 series will bring no major upgrade: Report

Apple will reportedly launch an upgrade to the LCD iPhone XR, while the high-end iPhone will sport triple cameras.

tech Updated: Jan 11, 2019 18:23 IST
Apple will launch three iPhones this year with no major upgrade mentioned as yet.
Apple will launch three iPhones this year with no major upgrade mentioned as yet.(Bloomberg)

Apple Inc plans to launch three new iPhone models this year, including one with an LCD screen, to succeed its struggling XR model, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The iPhone maker also intends to introduce new camera features, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. The high-end iPhone model will feature a triple-camera setup at the rear. As for the other two iPhones, it will continue with a dual-camera setup.

Apple was not immediately available for comment outside regular business hours.

The Cupertino, California-based company has decided to stick with liquid-crystal display (LCD) at a time when sluggish sales of iPhone XR cut into its most recent revenue projection, the report said.

Last week, Apple issued its first revenue warning in nearly 12 years, citing poor Chinese demand, sending its shares down 10 percent, their biggest intra-day fall in six years.

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 completely switch to the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, display for iPhones, thereby completely dropping the LCD model, the report said.


First Published: Jan 11, 2019 18:14 IST

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