Rumor: Apple to release 6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in late 2018

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Date: Tuesday, November 14th, 2017, 03:09
Category: Face ID, Hardware, iPhone, Rumor, Touch ID

Because next year’s model is always critical, Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the works for a late 2018 launch. Two of the new handsets are said to cross the six-inch threshold with edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD screens.

Assorted guru and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Industries issued a note to investors on Monday, stating that that Apple has a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone on tap for launch in the second half of 2018. This handset would presumably serve as a sort of “iPhone X Plus,” taking the general size of a Plus-sized iPhone and adding an edge-to-edge OLED display.

Kuo stated that Apple is also working on a new LCD model with a 6.1-inch display. Kuo stated he believes this model will target the low-end and mid-range smartphone markets.

It’s stated that the new model will “differ significantly” from the OLED models and will feature a lower-resolution display as well as be priced between $650 and $750. It’s also thought that this model will feature Face ID and advanced cameras to replace the Touch ID system.

Kuo also expressed the notion that Apple will greatly reduce the bezels on this LCD model, thanks to the elimination of Touch ID.

Finally, it’s thought that the two handsets will be accompanied by a next-generation iPhone X, complete with its standard 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display.

Word of a 6.5-inch iPhone arriving next year first surfaced back in September. Around the same time, Kuo himself reported that all iPhones set to launch in fall of 2018 will ditch Touch ID for Face ID, allowing a swift removal of the physical home button.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider

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