Apple to launch 6-inch LCD iPhone resembling iPhone X: Ming-Chi Kuo
Apple’s 6-inch iPhone is said to be priced at an affordable rate.tech Updated: Feb 15, 2018 16:46 IST
Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year and one of them will be more popular than the others, a top analyst with Taiwanese business group KGI Securities has said.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with KGI Securities the Cupertino-headquartered giant is working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone which will resemble the iPhone X but priced lower. Apple had been rumored to offer a top-notch iPhone this year but at a more ‘affordable’ price for consumers.
Kuo further said that Apple will aim to sell 100 million units of the 6-inch LCD iPhone.
“The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will apparently resemble the iPhone X with a similar full-screen design, but at a more accessible price for customers. The analyst expects this new iPhone to be priced to replace iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as cheap as $699,” 9to5Mac reported late on Wednesday.
“The replacement for iPhone X is believed to consist of a three-SKU 2018 iPhone lineup. A new iPhone X style device with improved internals, a larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ with a 6.5-inch OLED display and the 6.1-inch LCD model,” the report added.
Kuo also expects iPhone X to ship a total of 62 million units in its lifetime, adding the company will cease production of this particular model mid-year.
All three devices are expected to feature “Face ID” feature and lose the home button in favour of iPhone X’s gestural navigation.
The 6.1-inch iPhone device will not get a dual camera nor 3D Touch, according to a previous KGI report.