That Apple is working on next year’s iPhones shall be of little doubt. And now, we have come to know that the company is working to introduce three iPhones in 2018 as well, just like it did this year. What is going to be different though is that the next trio of iPhones will have the same design as that of the iPhone X. The Cupertino giant, after all, may completely let go of the iPhone 8 design factor.
Nothing is confirmed as yet, but this news comes from the highly reliable, and apparently quite well-known, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo is the one who originally predicted the inclusion of the face recognition system in place of the fingerprint sensor in the 10th anniversary iPhone.
Details currently available about the next year’s iPhones are mostly related to the screen at this moment. According to Kuo, there will be three screen sizes – 5.8-inch, 6.5-inch and a 6.1-inch. The 5.8-inch iPhone will likely be the next version of the iPhone X while the 6.5-inch model could be the iPhone X Plus. Both these phones will get the OLED display, however, the 6.1-inch model will continue to sport the IPS LCD display and will be the cheapest of the three. Furthermore, the 5.8-inch model will continue to have the same screen as the iPhone X delivering 458 ppi. The 6.5-inch model, on the other hand, will have somewhere between 480 ppi to 500 ppi. The 6.1-inch model will be modest with 320 ppi to 330 ppi.
And though it is too early to comment about the pricing at all, it is considered that the 6.1-inch IPS LCD model will be priced around USD $649 to $749.
If the information mentioned above about the screens becomes true, consider it obvious that the Home button will indeed not make a return and the fingerprint sensor will continue to be absent as well unless Apple comes out with the screen integrated biometric authentication system. Also, all three phones will be equipped with the front TrueDepth camera.
Keep watching this space as we bring more information on this.
News and Image source: Macrumors