During the launch of the iPhone X, Apple sold around 3 million units in just 20 minutes. That is about 150,000 phones per minute and 2,500 iPhone X sales per second. Will the sales be the same for the following iPhones next year?
Well, that depends on the new features of the next iPhones and how they will be hyped. But what we know is that Apple is working on three iPhones that will have longer battery life for users, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
In a report by AppleInsider, Kuo noted that the next iPhones will have high-capacity batteries courtesy of Korean supplier LGC. He said that the company developed two-cell designs which will be in “L” shape rather than rectangular to allow for bigger batteries.
Apple had record-breaking sales with iPhone X. Will this be replicated in the next iPhone? Photo via Reuters
Moreover, Kuo revealed that the most high-end 2018 iPhone will pack a 6.5-inch OLED screen and a 3,300mAh to 3,400mAh battery. In comparison, the biggest iPhone battery so far is in the iPhone X at 2,716mAh.
Another iPhone will have a 5.8-inch screen with an OLED panel. Just the same with the current iPhone X, but as already mentioned it will pack a larger battery of 2,900 to 3,000mAh battery.
The same report say that another 2018 iPhone will have a 6.1-inch traditional LCD display, which will be far more affordable compared with OLED panels.
However, Nikkei mentioned just recently about Apple exploring a new 6.3-inch screen for its top-end iPhone.
There was also news about Apple exploring into foldable displays, which the company has already filed a patent for. It’s still unknown as to when the patent will be approved or if Apple will push through this project.