It is expected that Apple will show just 2 percent growth in smartphone sales compared to past year during the first quarter.

Popular and uncannily reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has issued a rather grave prediction for the iPhone series of 2018.

Some users are not too excited about this plan, given that the 3D Touch has been very useful since it was first introduced in the iPhone 6S.

Wall Street analysts expect the vast majority of those profits to be given back to shareholders in the coming years, in a move that could take Apple's cumulative capital returns since 2012 to as much as $450 billion by 2020.

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Even if iPhone X sales dipped after what had been reported to be a record fourth quarter, it is unlikely that Apple will change course so significantly and decide to end production of the smartphone. Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said weakness in the current iPhone lineup was caused by a structural slowdown in the growth of new customers and the high pricing of the X model. The report says that Cover Glass Sensor screens will be lighter and less likely to break when dropped. The information mentions that the company could use the Cover Glass Sensor technology for all of its iPhone releases next year.

What's your opinion on Apple ditching the 3D touch feature on the next generation iPhone? This would then lead to the feature being left out of all its iPhones.

Face identification, dual cameras and 3D touch will probably all be missing from the new iPhone rumoured to drop in June during Apple's Worldwide Developers' Conference. As a result 3D Touch has never reached its potential - and now it looks like it never will.

Rumors have been circulating for months that iPhone X sales have been far weaker than Apple expected. The company is also working on technology such as touchless gesture control which could be a replacement to the 3D touch when it becomes available. So if you using iPhone 6 or below models and want to play Augmented Reality games on Your iPhone, this will be a good time to upgrade.


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