2019 iPhone lineup to bring "marked innovations," iPad with Face ID coming soon

2019 iPhone lineup to bring

Following the revelation just a few days ago that Apple is working on a number of audio accessories set to debut in 2018 and 2019, the latest research notes from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reveal new details about the other products that will accompany these.

Starting off in 2018, Kuo reconfirms previous information of three new iPhone models: an updated iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch device dubbed the iPhone X Plus and a budget 6.1-inch LCD offering that could potentially be called iPhone. However, unlike recent information that claimed the latter model would go on sale at a later date, Kuo is now predicting that the smartphone will actually begin shipping in September alongside the other two OLED models. Furthermore, Kuo is expected this offering to entice users who are reluctant to upgrade due to the iPhone X-like features and a lower price tag of between $600 and $700 in the US.

In addition to the three new iPhone models that are expected later this year, the analyst is also predicting a pretty big upgrade to the iPad lineup with the launch of multiple models that are equipped with Face ID. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that no mention of a new bezel-less design was made. Also, Kuo expects the new Apple Watch, which is set to make an appearance at September’s event, to sport a larger display which will presumably mean a reduction in bezel size.

Moving into 2019, the analyst states that the final 2019 iPhone series design and features may not be finalized until September or October at the earliest. However, the models are expected to bring “marked innovations” that could increase upgrade demand, although the LCD variant is once again expected to ship more units than its OLED counterparts. 

Looking into the future, Kuo sees Apple itself as its own biggest competitor and attributes the slower growth in recent years to the lack of impressive new features since the iPhone 6 launch back in 2014. Because of this, the analyst believes future growth will depend largely on the standout features that newer iPhone devices include.

source: MacRumors



1. Vokilam

Posts: 1281; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

If apple lowers prices, this can eat further into android marketshare. but if i had to put my money on it - fat chance, so long that iphones are selling - apple isnt going to lower prices just yet.

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

I read somewhere that there'll be an in screen fingerprint sensor, pop-up camera, full screen (no notch) and dual-sim. Oh wait! That's the Vivo Nex! Innovation my ass.......

6. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Dude. Apple is extremely innovative. Their phones are the best Allrounders in the market. They have no real weakpoints. Apple is the only major player that cares about privacy. iOS is ahead of Android when it comes to quality apps, and privacy.

9. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Name an Apple "innovation" of the past 3 or so years please.

10. Vokilam

Posts: 1281; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I like Vivo concept, but they gotta deliver more than underscreen fingerprint - it’s gotta be a reliable underscreen fingerprint scanner. The pop up camera should last at least 3 years without breaking, and full screen should actually be reliable. I expect things to break, or something that warranty needs to repair here or there. But the relaiabiluty has to be overall great for 95% of users. I’m sure Samsung and Apple considered pop up camera, and under fingerprint scanner - but couldn’t risk an unreliable or secure enough result. We’ll have to see how Vivo does it. So far most secure way to login is pin/password and all have that - but it’s incovnenient. The next best thing is iris scanner but it’s not consistent at all times. And then we come to Face ID - and I love it more than fingerprint scanner - even though both Samsung that I used were good - Face ID on my x is 99% reliable (only problem I have is having to turn your device vertical to work - that’s the 1%). If Vivo can deliver at least 80% reliability with underscreen FP like my Samsung note did - they will have my credit. My point is - Chinese manufacturers in past look great on spec sheet and features but they don’t deliver the experience you expect. Apple and Samsung does! But I always hope that some underdog shows the big boys how it’s done - it pushes them too. Also, how much is that Vivo?

11. Marcwand3l

Posts: 446; Member since: May 08, 2017

It will eat into the sales of their most expensive models as well. Most Android OEMs already have well priced mid-range phones and are more than ready to compete with Apple on than segment(especially with Snapdragon 710 and 730 phones on the way) Anyway between 600-700$ it doesn't sound like such a great deal. At that price more people will feel that the iphone 7 plus is a better deal when it comes to specs. The only thing it would be obviously worse is the design.

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

doubt it will be a huge upgrade from last years models besides the larger screen and maybe the camera. if they brought in the onscreen fingerprint sensor, it would make me upgrade.

4. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It will be the onscreen fingerprint sensor

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31315; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Just get that 6.5 out. Hope to see a blush gold version in 512 gigs.

7. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Hope Apple finally brings picture in picture to the iPhone. iPads can do it since years....

8. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

2019 and 2020 will be the good year for apple to get many upgrade from old iphones models 4,4s,5,5s,6,6+,6s,6s+ and iphone 7,7+ 8,8+ will become cheap to purchase but so do the inscreen iphones will become useful again compare to this year notch iphones and no fingerprint scanner if any of the 2019 iphones design and features get finalised soon with rumour after 2018 iphones announcement.Hope leaks start to come out after october.

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