iPhone X sales are in full swing
, as shipping times become shorter, so there's really no reason to start talking about the next year's iPhone. Well, not if your name is Ming-Chi Kuo. The well-known KGI Securities analyst has just given his first predictions about Apple's new lineup of iPhones that will be unveiled in 2018.
Kuo believes Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2018. Two of them will sport OLED displays, while the third will come with LCD panel. Size-wise, the OLED-based iPhones will boast 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays respectively, while the bezel-less LCD model should sport a 6.1-inch screen.
The analyst had something to say about Apple's upcoming prices, but he only referred tot he LCD-based model. According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will cost $649-$749 in the United States, but these are just starting prices.
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. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749).
Just like every other year, Apple is expected to introduce a new lineup of iPhones in the second half of 2018. However, we believe it's way too early to talk about specs, so take the information above as predictions and nothing more.