Apple to launch three iPhones with new camera features this year

Published: January 12, 2019
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Apple company logos are seen as two MacBooks stand next to each other in an office in Vienna, Austria January 3, 2019.
PHOTO: REUTERS

Apple company logos are seen as two MacBooks stand next to each other in an office in Vienna, Austria January 3, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS

Apple plans to launch three iPhone models this year with some new camera features, including three rear cameras for the most expensive model and two for the other models, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The new iPhones will succeed the XR model that has shown sluggish demand, which according to Apple was due to weak sales in China.

That led several electronics retailers in the world’s second-largest economy to slash iPhone prices this week.

Apple to produce fewer iPhones over slow demand

Apple was not available for comment outside regular business hours.

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

Last week, Apple issued its first revenue warning in nearly 12 years, sending its shares down 10 per cent, their biggest intra-day fall in six years.

Apple expected to remove 3D touch from new iPhones

Apple plans to continue with the 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, a display for iPhones, thereby completely dropping the LCD model, the report said.

Shares of the company were nearly flat in premarket trading.

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