Picture allegedly shows OLED panels for the 6.1-inch low-end Apple iPhone 9

Picture allegedly shows OLED panels for the 6.1-inch low-end Apple iPhone 9
Even though Ming-Chi Kuo no longer covers Apple, would you really bet against the man who was the best darn analyst to ever cover the company? As you might remember, Kuo expects Apple to unveil a trio of new iPhone models this September; all of them will feature an edge-to-edge-screen, a notch, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. According to the former KGI Securities analyst, Apple will introduce an iPhone X sequel (iPhone Xs?)with a 5.8-inch OLED screen (like the current model), a premium iPhone Xs Plus with a 6.5-inch OLED panel, and a lower priced iPhone 9 with a 6.1-inch LCD display. The latter model will reportedly have a single camera on back, and a special screen will prevent the use of 3D Touch with the handset.

Today, we might have come across the first images of a 2018 iPhone component. A gentleman on Twitter who calls himself Mr-white (no, he doesn't work for PlayTone records) tweeted a picture that he captioned "iPhone X 6.1 OLED." Obviously, Mr-white, whose actual Twitter handle is @laobaiTD, and Ming-Chi Kuo can't both be right.

One of the last calls made by Kuo before switching jobs, was to forecast that the 6.1-inch iPhone 9 will be offered at a starting price of $550. To get there, Apple is obviously going to wield a hatchet to cut some pricey features, which we would assume includes replacing the OLED display with an LCD screen. It is possible that Mr-white's photo shows off the larger 6.5-inch iPhone X model, or perhaps these are LCD panels that we are staring intently at.

For a couple of reasons (iPhone 9's expected low price and Kuo's amazing track record), we expect the 6.1-inch iPhone to feature an LCD screen.


source: @laobaiTD via BGR

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27 Comments

3. CEDEOTB

Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

$550?! Bring It

13. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I'm in!

18. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

$550?! Fake news.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes we know that you are butt hurt because the fugly notch!

9. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

The Nokia X has a notch and it’s a cheap iPhone X android clone, I don’t know why you don’t stay in the sewers where you belong, it’s disgusting to see you around here

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes you love the Nokia's, because in every post you mention Nokia. News flash Iphone's are also Chinese phones you dummy, but you sheep love to buy overpriced rotten fruit products!

16. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Many of your beloved Windows flop products are manufactured in China, because, surprise! China is the manufacturer of the world! haven’t you realized that? I guess your crappy brain with low IQ is not capable of understanding such a basic fact, it doesn’t matter where any product is manufactured, is it that China is a different planet or something where materials are different than the ones on the west? No, the difference is the quality standards that any brand demands on the assembly process and of course the materials which are not only from China, you’re unbelievably stupid and I can’t understand how a person can even exist without feeling self remorse for being a human waste to the society, just go back where you belong cause the only rotten thing here is you

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ugly phone! Vivo Apex concept is the best i have seen till now!

6. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

So they're just re-using the same design as last year for all phones? Meh.

10. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Isn’t Samsung doing the same? :)))))

19. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Thank you for proving the point. The Galaxy S9/S9+ was completely disregarded, simply because it didn't usher in a new era of design for Samsung smartphones, as it perfected the design the Galaxy S8 introduced. The Galaxy S9 added more hardware features than Apple has ever done in a single generation, yet people like you and some reviewers were simply saying that it was the same as the Galaxy S8, because the design was somewhat similar. Now Apple is completely re-using the design of the iPhone X, and it doesn't even seem like they're improving it, it's completely identical. Furthermore, i doubt Apple is going to add any hardware features into the new generation, and yet i'm sure people like you won't even pay much attention to how identical it is to the last generation, even though Samsung was berated for a new generation that had more differences.

12. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Isn't the same with other brands like Samsung? So what now?

20. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Read comment 19.

24. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2254; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Yep...increase in sales...it sucks doesn’t it...

7. Bunstate

Posts: 6; Member since: May 24, 2018

550 is more humanly price

8. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

550? Lol

11. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

This is clearly the 6,1-inch iPhone, lol.

14. tokuzumi

Posts: 1929; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Why are low end phones such gargantuan devices? It gives you the worst of all experiences. Resolution is always low, so the quality looks poor. Device is usually laggy and slow because the OEM didn't bother to worry about the user experience on such a cheap device. No accessories are made for the device because no one is going to buy it, so it will get damaged within days of purchase.

26. whatev

Posts: 2333; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

That didn’t happen with the iPhone 5C and SE, and I’m sure this “budget” iPhone will be the same, it will have the same accessories as the other ones, and it will have the A11 chip at least

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The gotta have that 6.5 incher. That’s on my mos def list.

22. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I for one am not expecting much from the cheaper iPhone. The current top iPhone struggles to match features and functionality of phones half its price, the mid-tier fall further behind. So what is a phone that will cost about the same as phones like the One Plus 6 and Xiaomi 8 going to be like?

25. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2254; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Man ColinW you really think that people believe Apple manufacturers inferior phones, technology, branding, crasfrmanship, loyalty, product support, customer service, longevity, life cycle management, reliability.... Their performance is top notch my friend. You can talk about sheep, drinking Apple’s Kool-Aid, rotten Apple...those are hate words coming from only you and not the rest of the world. Apple has not fallen behind in features or functionality. The competition you believe is better is stagnant with slow growth and the Android market has matured. What are you expecting Apple to release that is better than what’s available? Value is based on the buyers gain and worth. If $999 is worth it for an X their is value. In an Android unfortunately you have saturation and similarities that cause buyers to find a cheaper alternative than a $999 phone. Let’s speak the truth rather than fluff...

27. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

"Let’s speak the truth rather than fluff..." So when are we starting to do that? Because you clearly haven't started yet, if you believe Android to be the one with slow growth and saturation instead of Apple. Android has had vastly faster growth and less saturation than Apple, as Android can reach a lot of markets that Apple just can't efficiently reach.

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