The discounting, as steep as $118 (92.50 pounds) for the recently launched 64GB iPhone XR, is the latest sign that Apple's weak holiday sales in China may have extended to the current quarter. Despite being pitched as the flawless iPhone for everyone, iPhone XR didn't really gain as much traction in the market as Apple had hoped.
Customers gather as they take part in a class to learn how to use their iPhones at an Apple Store on January 7, 2019 in Beijing, China. And even though Apple is already struggling to sell the lower-priced LCD-display equipped iPhone XR, this year will once again see a budget model kitted out with an LCD display being released.
While this ugly sensor looks a far cry from Apple's usual, minimal design approach, the leak has been backed up by equally-reliable tipster Ice Universe (below), which suggests it's at least close to the real deal.
With the exception of their haptics, Android smartphones meet and exceed Apple's smartphones on nearly front.
4/2/18: Despite earlier rumours to the contrary, a new report claims that Apple's 2019 iPhones won't offer support for 5G networks.
That led several electronics retailers in the world's second largest economy to slash iPhone prices this week.
As the new year kicks off, we already have rumors swirling about the next round of iPhones to come from Apple. Currently, the iPhone XR is the only model that doesn't have 3D Touch and instead has Haptic Touch, a feature that uses long-display presses and haptic feedback to evoke new actions. "Or, Apple might be under pressure to clean out its stock of iPhones", he said.