The Apple rumor mill acquired one thing of a shakeup on Friday morning when a brand new report popped up that utterly contradicts what we thought we knew about Apple’s iPhone plans in 2018. According to the world’s high Apple insider, there are three new flagship iPhone fashions set to launch this 12 months, together with a brand new model of the iPhone X, a bigger mannequin with a 6.5-inch OLED show, and a 3rd mannequin with a 6.1-inch LCD display screen that can be priced $100 to $200 lower than the $999 iPhone X successor. The present iPhone X will supposedly be discontinued, leaving the iPhone Eight and iPhone Eight Plus as Apple’s lower-cost, year-old iPhones.
Today, a brand new report means that well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has all of it unsuitable. Digitimes analyst Luke Lin claims that Apple is definitely engaged on 4 totally different new flagship iPhones, they usually don’t align with what we’ve heard from Kuo. Also, Lin says they’re prototypes so it’s unclear which amongst them is likely to be launched this coming September.
But there’s one other a part of Lin’s report on Friday that covers one more new iPhone mannequin Apple is anticipated to launch in 2018. If his report is correct, Apple’s first new iPhone of the 12 months might launch as early as May.
“Apple has been growing 4 next-generation iPhone initiatives: a 5.7- to five.Eight-inch LCD gadget; a 6.Zero- to six.1-inch LCD gadget; a 6.Zero- to six.1-inch OLED gadget; and a 6.Four- to six.5-inch OLED gadget,” Digitimes stated in its report on Friday, citing data obtained by its in-house Apple analyst Luke Lin. The report went on to state that Apple “is probably going” to launch the 2 LCD iPhones and the bigger 6.Four- to six.5-inch OLED iPhone, reasonably than all 4 present prototypes.
Buried on the finish of this morning’s report is speak of a fifth new iPhone in growth proper now at Apple. That’s proper, Apple is supposedly engaged on 5 totally different iPhone fashions proper now. The final new iPhone talked about within the submit is alleged to be a sequel to the iPhone SE, which was launched in March 2016 and continues to be obtainable now.
The iPhone SE options the identical design as Apple’s outdated iPhone 5s, but it surely packs extra trendy inside elements. The new model, which has been referred to in rumors because the “iPhone SE 2,” is believed to characteristic the identical design and upgraded inside elements but once more. According to Lin, the brand new model of Apple’s iPhone SE may even assist wi-fi charging, similar to the remainder of Apple’s…