This year’s iPhones could cost half the price of an iPhone X with a dual-SIM capacity.
April has brought us some juicy tidbits about Apple’s possible new products, from unreleased gold iPhone Xs to paid news subscriptions. This time around, we’re hearing about their soon-to-launch iPhones.
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple is set to launch a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a dual-SIM option. This is one of the two predicted 6.1-inch models mentioned in his investor note. The other 6.1-inch LCD phone is said to have a single SIM setup.
The previously mentioned phones is expected to be launched together with the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones. The former is believed to be a successor to the iPhone X and the latter, thought to be the iPhone X Plus.
The 6.1-inch LCD iPhones is believed to be priced very competitively, something that is entirely new to Apple. The single-sim version is expected to be priced at $550-$650 while the dual-SIM version would be pegged between $650-$750.
Despite its relatively low price compared to Apple’s usual products, the LCD iPhones are rumoured to come with the same specs as the iPhone X. This includes TrueDepth camera system to support Face ID, gesture controls and of course, edge-to-edge display (with the notch!).
Another speculation has surfaced on Thursday, saying that Apple is planning to release three new iPhones come September. All three new iPhones would feature a Face ID for authentication, among others. Apple users are now expecting that the Cupertino-based giant would release an upgraded iPhone X and the rumored iPhone X Plus.
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The Face ID would eventually end the Touch ID in Apple’s smartphone line-up. In a published report by Mark Gurman, he revealed that Apple is likely to release an iPhone X Plus that has a screen size of “close to 6.5 inches.” The current iPhone X measures only 5.8 inches.
Now, the Cupertino-based company is currently testing of what appears to be a prototype of an iPhone with a huge display resolution of 2688 x 1242. The bigger models would trigger Apple to do some split-view software features.
Aside from this, the bigger iPhone X also features the usual core design elements. The same with the phone’s last year’s hardware specifications. This includes an OLED screen and a stainless steel sides. But new rumor indicates that Apple is currently working on gold color devices. An additional color beyond the usual black, white or silver color options for iPhone X.
And here’s another good news, in the future, Apple users will soon enjoy using an iPhone that supports dual SIM. This is likely possible with the company’s upcoming bigger iPhone models. Also, Apple is planning to implement a new technology called the eSIM technology in iPhone.
Using the eSIM technology would allow iPhone devices to connect to cellular data networks without inserting a traditional, carrier-provided SIM card.
A leaked photos have surfaced on Tuesday, hinting that Apple is planning to release a new iPhone in 2018 called the iPhone X Plus. The leaked photos reveal some parts of the Apple’s rumored flagship.
A closer look of the images reveal that Apple is designing a new phone with a large notched display. And this new iPhone will be called “iPhone X Plus.” The rumored iPhone will be a 6.5-inch device and will be released later this year.
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Moreover, the leaked photos also show that some part of the rumored phone is not part of iPhone, citing that the original post further claims that these parts were manufactured by LG instead of Samsung.
Apple users first spotted the leaked photos at the MacX forums. The post, however, was taken down immediately. MacRumors was able to save the leaked images. As indicated, the original post said that the parts were actually sourced from an LG facility based in Vietnam.
The post also hinted that the parts of the rumored iPhone X Plus were part of what appears to be a “trial run of production equipment.” It can be recalled that the Cupertino-based company is planning to release three models of iPhones this year.
This iPhone is actually an upgraded version of iPhone X. The upgraded version would be a 5.8-inch OLED screen. Another iPhone will be a larger model with a 6.5-inch OLED screen. And the last would be an iPhone model with a less expensive LCD screen.
Meanwhile, other Apple users claim that the leaked parts appeared to be for a larger, 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. It is obvious that the rumored phone has a larger screen when compared to the present iPhone X. However, the rumored phone has the exact notch size located at the top of the screen.
A rumor has surfaced this week saying that Apple Inc. is planning to release a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone without a 3D Touch and other iPhone X’s killer features.
The news comes after the reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple might release three models of iPhones. He said that the Cupertino-based tech company would likely release a 6.1-inch display new mid-range model of iPhone.
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The company is also poised to release a cheaper version of iPhone X featuring a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a larger 6.5-inch OLED model. The rumored iPhones have reportedly borrowed some elements from both iPhone X and iPhone 8 models, respectively.
Also, rumors suggest that the 6.1-inch smartphone features an aluminum frame, a rectangular battery as well as a standard non-stacked logic board, based on Kuo’s research notes.
It is also worthy to note that the rumored 6.1-inch smartphone would have an LCD panel instead of having an OLED display. This is contrary to the early reports despite the iPhone’s bezel-reducing design feature and a Face ID.
And speaking of the iPhone prices, Kuo hinted that the rumored iPhone would be sold between $700-$800, which is cheaper compared to iPhone X’s $999 hefty price tag. But these remains to be a rumor even though Kuo has a clean record of predicting the plans of Apple.
Regarding features, Apple’s 6.1-inch device would possibly drop some killer features of iPhone X. The rumored smartphone would only use a single rear camera and 3 GB of RAM. The phone would also not be equipped with a 3D Touch, a feature that is embedded in iPhone X and iPhone X Plus models.