In recent weeks, Apple's stock has backed off from its all-time high of $183.50 because of concerns about iPhone X demand, though expectations of a dividend increase and stock buyback have offset the decline.
The iPhone maker is raising its quarterly dividend by 16 percent to 73 cents per share, matching the largest increase since Apple restored the payment under shareholder pressure six years ago.
Maestri told Reuters that clearing channel inventory of 1.8 million iPhones - a lot of them iPhone X and iPhone 8 models - accounted for some of the difference.Profits were US$2.73 per share versus expectations of US$2.68 per share and up from US$2.10 a year ago. Instead, the previous accepted wisdom - that Chinese customers are motivated to buy new hardware designs - seems to have been proven right.
"Growth in the near-term will come from higher iPhone X pricing, a lower-cost iPhone SE update, selling more services like Pay to its premium subscribers, and increasing output of its surprisingly popular Watch portfolio", said Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy Analytics.
These renders don't include a look at iOS 12, but the new operating system will likely deliver new emoji characters and a series of performance enhancements aimed at quelling the quality issues that've plagued iOS 11.
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The iPhone SE 2018 or iPhone SE 2 is referred as a mid-market, affordable LCD-based iPhone without any additional numbers or letters. For many people, including several we've spoken to, the current model is too small.
The iPhone, iPhone X, or possibly Plus editions of one or more of those could likely be seen.
The good news is that Apple might be trying to do something about that, giving you more power in less time. and without having to spend money on a new accessory.
The render shows an iPhone X-like display with the notch on the top and no physical button on the front.
"When it comes to iPhone battery replacement, if your iPhone has any damage that impairs the replacement of the battery, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the battery replacement".
If you aren't in love with the current size of the iPhone X, and you can make it through the next nine months with your current device, think about taking a rain check.