Apple is being probed by South Korea over iPhone performance throttling

Doris Richards
January 22, 2018

This week, Cook promised that forthcoming versions of iOS would let users with degraded batteries turn off throttling entirely - though Apple hasn't addressed more consumer-friendly measures like designing phones such that users can easily replace their own batteries.

During the better part of the last decade, Apple has been putting older iPhone models as cheaper alternatives to the latest model.

Apple's new 2017 iPhone models - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X - made up for about 61% of iPhone sales in the United States, according to a new consumer study from CIRP. Nonetheless, iPhone X sales still matter for Apple as its every single unit generates almost twice the revenue of an iPhone 7, as reported by Reuters late last month. This is interesting as the notch enables facial recognition features, including Face ID, through the built-in TrueDepth Camera system. This is lower than the 72% share iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus took in the same quarter a year ago.

This claim comes from highly-regarded Apple prognosticator Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at the KGI securities firm.

The iPhone X is indeed a major creation for Apple, but several analysts already suggested that iPhone X sales in the fiscal first quarter would not be able to meet the original projection of 50 million and reach just 30 million units.

Mr Kuo believes an "iPhone X Plus" model will debut instead of the current model that will mitigate concerns about unusable screen area.

Apple new flagship iPhone X makes the company more money per phone than its iPhone 8 model, according to an analysis.

But one tech expert has claimed iPhone X sales have been poorer than expected and production of the device will be stopped in summer.

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