Are you in the market for a brand new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus or an iPhone X? Before you rush out and spend that pretty penny for Apple's latest and greatest, you may want to pause a while and think about it first.
Although we consider the iPhone X as the best iPhone experience your money can buy right now, this latest bit of news might make you reconsider your next iPhone purchase. A reputable Apple analyst just dropped a bombshell about the future of the iPhone and you won’t believe what’s in the pipeline.
So what's in store for us in late 2018 in Apple iPhone land? The iPhone X is barely out but read on and I'll tell you about all the latest next-generation iPhone rumors swirling around.
Three new iPhones for 2018
A report from respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities revealed that three new iPhones are on tap for 2018, including two of Apple's biggest smartphones ever.
According to a copy of an investor note from Kuo obtained by Apple Insider, Apple is working on a 6.5-inch iPhone with an OLED display. This suggests that this upcoming model will act as an "iPhone X Plus" and it will join the next generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X next year.
More notably, Kuo indicated that Apple will also unveil a third iPhone sporting a 6.1-inch LCD display and a lower price point than the OLED models.
This cheaper model will still have the current iPhone X's features such as Face ID, advanced sensors, and edge-to-edge display but it will "differ significantly" from the OLED iPhones.
For one, it will use a lower resolution LCD panel instead. These concessions will allow Apple to keep this model within the $650 to $750 price range.
Although the iPhone X's OLED display is the most glorious iPhone screen ever, the LCD model will be welcome news to people who are not willing to shell out the significant difference just to get the OLED display.
Kuo believes that all three models will likewise ditch the traditional home button and use Face ID and screen gestures like the current iPhone X.
For perspective, the iPhone 8 has a 4.7-inch LCD display and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch LCD display.
In a separate report, Kuo also predicts that the next generation iPhones will sport modified stainless steel frames for improved data transmission.
With this report, we can't help but speculate about the future of iPhones. With the introduction of a cheaper LCD model, does this mean that next year's OLED models will remain at a premium price of at least $1,000?
We're afraid that this will then normalize this premium price tag across all flagship smartphone lines from all manufacturers. With OLED displays hitting the mainstream, shouldn't their production costs trend further downward instead, resulting in better OLED prices next year?
What do you think? Are you excited about Apple's potential iPhone lineup in 2018? Drop us a comment!
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