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.