A new note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that we won’t see two but three iPhones next year, and one of those iPhones could have a 6.5-inch display.
MacRumors was able to obtain a note from the one-and-only Ming-Chi Kuo who is predicting that Apple will unveil its largest iPhone ever next year. According to Kuo, the company will launch a 6.5-inch model, a 5.8-inch model and a smaller model for those who prefer a smaller screen size.
The 6.5-inch model and the 5.8-inch model will both sport an OLED screen which is currently featured on the iPhone X. While OLED screen produces better, accurate colors it also improves the battery life, however, the cost to manufacture OLED panels is costly which is one of the reasons why the iPhone X is more expensive than the iPhone 8.
If you are worried about the new 2018 iPhone models being more expensive, don’t worry, Kuo says that Apple will release a 6.1-inch LCD model as a more affordable option which will likely be priced around $649-$749.
Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets: We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749).
Kuo has a pretty impressive track record when it comes to Apple’s future plans, so we’ll see how accurate he is with his latest predictions.