Back in April I penned a chunk about why 2018 is likely to be the primary 12 months I don’t purchase a brand new flagship iPhone. I’ve been an iPhone person ever because the first mannequin was launched in 2007. I instantly noticed how significantly better iOS, then known as iPhone OS, was in comparison with the Nokia and BlackBerry smartphones I had been utilizing. And each single 12 months since 2007, I’ve bought a brand new flagship iPhone, proper up till final 12 months once I obtained the tenth-anniversary mannequin, Apple’s new iPhone X.
In 2018, nonetheless, I assumed I would lastly have one other good choice. For the primary time in 10 years, I assumed I may not purchase a brand new flagship iPhone. No, I had no plans to hold onto my iPhone X for 2 years — job job requires that I even have entry to the newest and biggest tech. And no, I had no plans to leap ship and change to Android. That’s by no means going to occur, and I just lately wrote about some the explanation why I’d by no means change from the iPhone to Android. It was as a result of for the primary time ever, it appeared like the perfect new iPhone mannequin for me this 12 months is likely to be a brand new mid-range mannequin as an alternative of a flagship. Sadly, nonetheless, it appears to be like like that’s not going to be the case in any respect.
This 12 months, for the primary time ever, Apple is predicted to launch not one or two new iPhone fashions in September, however three. As it has accomplished yearly since 2014’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple will launch small and huge variations of its 2018 flagship iPhones. But along with these two fashions, the corporate is predicted to launch a 3rd new iPhone with mid-range specs, a cheaper price level, and a display measurement that falls in between the 2 flagship fashions.
My curiosity was piqued by this new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone for just a few totally different causes. First, the prospect of paying $600 or $700 for a brand new iPhone as an alternative of greater than $1,100 is clearly interesting. Second, I discover the iPhone X to be a bit too small, however the iPhone eight Plus is much too huge for use comfortably. Early rumors prompt the upcoming “iPhone X Plus” goes to be nearly precisely the identical measurement because the iPhone eight Plus. Meanwhile, the brand new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone appeared prefer it is likely to be the right measurement to have a pleasant, huge display and but nonetheless be comfy to make use of with one hand or two.
In my article from April, I famous that purchasing the LCD iPhone as an alternative of one in all Apple’s new 2018 OLED fashions would contain some compromises. The telephone may need much less RAM, the digicam doubtless wouldn’t…