Ming-Chi Kuo: 2018 iPhones could also come in blue, red, gold and orange
Now working for TF International Securities, Ming-Chi Kuo is back to rain on Apple's parade by spilling key details of its products ahead of launch. This time, Kuo is predicting that Apple's 2018 iPhone range will feature an injection of color across the expected three model line up. In addition to the standard Space Grey and Silver (White) models, Kuo is expecting that Apple will add blue, red, gold and orange color options to the range.
When the iPhone X launched in late 2017, it was widely expected to come in a gold color option, but that did not materialize. This should change with the 2018 iPhone X sequel, which will come in a gold option that will be available on the standard 5.8-inch stainless steel OLED model (est. US$900) and the new 6.5-inch stainless steel OLED model (est. US$1000). This will join the traditional Space Grey and Silver (White) models.
The new "entry-level" iPhone X-style 6.1-inch aluminum LCD model (est. Us$700) will pick up the splash of new colors. These will include new blue, red and orange options alongside the standard Space Grey and Silver (White) options for this less expensive entrant. Expected to pick up the "iPhone 9" moniker, it is widely anticipated that it will be the volume seller and will feature Face ID as well as the next-generation Apple A12 hexa-core high-performance chip.