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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.
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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
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1258 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-11-14 (Update: 2017-11-14)