Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models in 2018

Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models from Apple in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)
Rumors point to three iPhone X-like models from Apple in 2018. (Source: KGI Securities)
Apple looks set to notch up no less than three iPhone X-like models in 2018, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo. Two will be high-end AMOLED models while the third will be a mid-range model slotting into the space currently occupied by the iPhone 8.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Apple will launch at least three new iPhone models that following the styling cues of the new iPhone X. The first will be the direct successor to the iPhone X, with the same fundamental 5.8-inch AMOLED display and 458ppi pixel density. The second will be a “Plus” size model with a larger 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a 480-500ppi pixel density.  The third will sit between the two flagship devices with a 6.1-inch LCD display, with a lower pixel density of 320-330ppi.

The rumor comes courtesy of the latest report produced by the KGI Securities' Apple expert, Ming-Chi Kuo. According to Kuo, the devices will all feature the iPhone X’s signature display cut out (or “notch”), which will house Apple’s Face ID TrueDepth camera technology. This will also mean that none of the models will feature Touch ID, as like the iPhone X, the front of the device is predominantly display.

While the two AMOLED models will be targeted at the high-end market, the 6.1-inch LCD model will start at an estimated US$649-749 price range, putting it in the price bracket currently occupied by the iPhone 8. This new 6.1-inch model could pick up the iPhone 9 model designation, helping to boost its appeal. In this scenario, the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus may not get an “s” sequel, but drop down the range to sit beneath the newer designs.


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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-11-14 (Update: 2017-11-14)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.