It really hasn’t been that long since the iPhone 8 and iPhone X were released, but fresh speculation has already emerged about Apple‘s next lot of smartphones.
The king of iPhone rumours – the man who correctly predicted the top features of the iPhone X – is back, folks. Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, has got some thoughts on the company’s upcoming plans, which include three new iPhones for 2018.
Originally posted by MacRumours, there’s gonna be a new entry-level phone and two new variants of the iPhone X – the XS and the XS Plus. The first option will be the cheapest of the bunch, sporting an aluminium frame and a 6.1-inch LCD display.
It’ll have a single-lens rear camera and the RAM will be dialled back to 3GB to lower the starting price to an estimated $865. Given the poor sales of the iPhone X, this looks to be a big priority for Apple, who is even rumoured to be ditching 3D touch, which has been around since the iPhone 6S.
While these seem like drastic changes, Kuo reckons they “shouldn’t have any effect on key user experience”.
The XS and XS Plus are rumoured to be the premium options, the latter of which will have a larger 6.5-inch display. “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,” Kuo said.
Old mate didn’t provide a price estimate for the XS or the XS Plus, but I’d expect it to be fairly pricey.
In other words, this all looks to be par for the course as far as Apple’s intentions are concerned. As always, we’ll just have to see if Kuo is on the money again with this prediction, but given his track record, he’s at least very close.