An Apple analyst believes that the 2018 iPhone X is going to be a minor update and that it’s going to focus on cost cutting. The effort would help Apple improve its profit margins on the flagship device. The iPhone X starts at $999 and it’s the most expensive starting price for an Apple smartphone.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had previously claimed that the TrueDepth 3D camera technology found on the iPhone X’s front camera would make its way to the rear cameras in 2018.

He has now changed his prediction, saying that Apple won’t do this and would focus on cost cutting and launching new models on time with stable shipments instead.

“We believe iPhone X’s integrated advantage of 3D sensing & full-screen design is ahead of competitors by at least one year; thus there is no need for significant upgrades in 2018,” he said.

Kuo also predicts that Apple is going to expand the iPhone X lineup next year to attract more customers. Previous reports have also suggested that Apple might be mulling a larger iPhone X model with a 6.46 inch display.

It’s still a bit too early to speculation about the 2018 iPhone X, though, given that the existing model is yet to be released. We’re definitely going to hear a lot of rumors about this device before it’s ultimately released late next year.

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