Apple To Release 6.1-inch iPhone sans iPhone X’s killer features

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.


Will Apple release a new iPhone sans iPhone X’s killer feature?


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.

Ming-Chi Kuo Claims Upgraded AirPods To Launch in Mid to Late 2018

Cupertino-based company Apple is mulling to upgrade its Airpods. The company is now working on some physical improvements of the Bluetooth accessory. The upgraded Airpods, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, is likely to debut in the second half of 2018, a report from Macrumors said.

The news comes after a popular tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo disclosed some information about Apple Airpods. Recently, the tech company is facing new struggles to meet the supply demands of the Airpods. But Ming-Chi Kuo noted that based on the information sourced from investors, the upgraded Airpods will be available next year.

Will the new Airpod feature an improved design?

The KGI Securities analyst claims that the upgraded Airpods will be sold for a higher price. Regarding size, Ming-Chi Kuo says that TXC will supply the smaller quartz component of the rumored Airpods. He, however, did not give any details about the supposed physical improvements of the Airpods. This means that whatever improvements in the current Airpod design would not be a major consideration.

Despite this, Apple’s Bluetooth accessory remains to be popular. In fact, Apple is facing a demand issue about the Airpod’s supply. Recently, Apple fans could not place a new order about the new Airpod because it already reached its production quota. This means that Apple will not process new Airpod orders until after the holiday.

But KGI Securities analyst forecasted that the Airpod supply would be improving in 2018. This means that the shipment will eventually grow 100 percent in the coming years. He expects that there will be 28 million units of Airpods that will be sold.

Another good news is that the improved Airpod is expected to have a wireless charging case that is compatible with the Apple’s Airpower charging mat.


What is your take on the rumored Airpod that will have an improved design? Leave a comment below!

iPhone 2018 Leak: New Details Reveal Powerful Upgrade

Apple users are now expecting a powerful smartphone in 2018. With the news circulating on the web, speculations about the rumored iPhone revealed a change in the battery.

Recent reports claim that Apple’s upcoming flagship will feature an improved single-cell design. Currently, iPhones are using a two-cell design and engineers are looking ways to work the proposed battery design.

If the rumor about the upcoming iPhone is true, this indicates that Apple is clearly working on to improve the battery performance of iPhones. The Cupertino-based tech company is developing an L-shaped batteries, Apple Insider reported.

Will Apple’s new flagship sport an L-shaped battery?

Citing the same report, Apple is mulling to produce two models of OLED iPhones. Both the two new iPhones are slated to be released in the next fall. The report comes from KGI analysts Ming-Chi Kuo.

Also, the famous tech analyst further claimed that Apple might launch three handsets next year. Apple fans can expect that these phones will have a better battery performance. This also includes an increased energy capacities for the upcoming iPhone models.

However, the Apple’s L-shaped, will depend if the proposed battery will be fitted in the phone’s physical space. The L-shape cell is expected to store more energy, unlike the earlier iPhone models.

It was learned that Apple’s upcoming flagship would sport a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone. The upcoming phone will have a 2, 900 to 3, 000 mAH battery.

Smartphone batteries are becoming a challenge for mobile manufacturers. This is because the battery is being hard pressed as iPhones decrease in size. The challenge of coming up with a limited battery design is increasingly difficulty for engineers.

But what do you think of Apple’s new battery design? Leave a comment below!

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