After releasing its latest iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X devices in 2017, Apple will reconfigure its ranks with three new models, according to a reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Which will offer two midrange iPhones and one premium “X” model, Apple will switch to a midsize iPhone with lower camera and screen specifications, featured by two premium models differentiated by screen size.
Apple is Preparing For iPhone 9
For the midrange model, Kuo described an aluminum framed iPhone with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, which is thought to lack the 3D Touch capability. Possible as iPhone 9 manual, this model is expected to have a traditional Retinal display with around 330 PPI and has one rear camera. This will be the evolution of the screened 8 inch iPhone 4.7 and start at the same price: $ 699.
Kuo anticipates that two stainless steel framed iPhones will replace the current iPhone X, also known as the iPhone 10. Best understood as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus, the new iPhone is expected to use 5.8 inches and 6.5 inch OLED display with resolution Super Retina more than 450 PPI. The smaller version will look almost identical to the iPhone X, while the larger one will offer enough screen space for a separate display mode. As a further differentiator than the iPhone 9, each model will include a dual rear camera, Touch 3D, and 4GB DRAM.
A previous research note confirms Kuo’s belief that all three models will include front-facing TrueDepth cameras and full-screen designs, including the controversial “notch” iPhone X. The depth sensing camera will allow model buyers $ 699 to use features like Face ID, Animoji, and Portraits of Selfies, currently exclusive to iPhone X 999 dollars, while reducing the need for bezels and Touch ID authentication. Kuo estimates that the low-cost model will represent 50 percent of shipments due to combined features and price points.
Given the recent widespread report that iPhone X may be terminated on its first birthday, it should be noted that a better sequel is always in the card; the only question is whether X will coexist with his successor. Facing the iPhone’s revenge appeal to the premium version and budget in 2013, Apple chose to stop iPhone 5, using its offal for the cheaper iPhone 5C and its shell (with new gold color) for the sequel. The same could, and likely will, happen again with iPhone 9 and iPhone 11, potentially with the loss of Touch 3D as a step by step cost-cutting.