Top Apple analyst sees delay for 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone, says it will outsell the OLED models

Top Apple analyst sees delay for 6.1-inch LCD Apple iPhone, says it will outsell the OLED models
Since top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo left KGI securities, we haven't heard as much from him as we usually do this time of the year. After all, we could be just a tad more than two weeks away from the eagerly anticipated unveiling of the 2018 Apple iPhone models. We expect to see two units sporting OLED panels (5.8-inch and 6.5-inch) and one cheaper iPhone model carrying an LCD screen (6.1-inches).

In a research report to clients that was viewed by AppleInsider, Kuo sees a delay for the 6.1-inch iPhone, which dovetails with earlier reports. The good news is that the analyst expects the phone to be powered by the same A12 SoC that will be found in the OLED units. Previous speculation called for the LCD model to contain an older chipset such as the A10 Fusion deployed in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Kuo sees the lower priced 6.1-inch iPhone, priced in the $600-$700 range, capturing 50 to 55% of total unit sales through the end of the year, and as much as 70% throughout 2019. The analyst sees the 5.8-inch unit priced between $800 and $900, with a price tag of at least $999 for the 6.5-inch handset. All three models will sport the TrueDepth Camera and feature Face ID (see graph from TF International at the top of this article).

The analyst says that the Apple Pencil will not be compatible with any of the 2018 iPhones, and in certain markets the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch models will offer dual SIM capabilities. The unveiling of Apple's new iPhone lineup is expected to take place on September 12th.

source: AppleInsider

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12 Comments

1. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2129; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I'm getting the iPhone XS Plus 6.5"

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I can only see the 6.1 inch iPhone selling well, if and only if it's priced right, because from the sounds of the specs it's using the iPhone 7 processor, and maybe 2 GB of RAM. It has a single camera. The only real change is the FaceID sensors, a larger 6.1 inch 2160x1080 display, and the battery size. If it's priced at $700 it won't sell as well as the analyst think it will.

2. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 401; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Steve jobs would be devastated by the new apple. They're way to many devices with no purpose. Why not just put your all in one device. If only Microsoft didn't save this company from the brink and Microsoft would stop replying on oems and make a surface phone.

4. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Yeah since bill gates stole GUI from Apple lol.

8. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

He wouldn’t mind becasue  is doing well, they’re now a trillion dollar company.

3. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Of course the least expensive will sell more than other two. 8+ sells better than X. Most of iPhone users dont even know OS is called iOS ( same for android users), of course they do not know difference between oled and lcd.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

At least they should notice that 828p in 6.1inch, it should looks amazingly sharp, you can even see the corner of each pixel.

6. Jrod99

Posts: 704; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

No pencil support now? So eager to report something before any facts. Just wait till the announcement.

7. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

In any case, good for apple. They’re providing different prices for their are many people who wants iphones and just holding off due to their prices. Meanwhile, my wallet is ready for the X plus 512 gb, new ipad pro, and apple watch.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

2600mAh? LMAO

10. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Used IPhone X and right now I’m using S9 plus and both battrey are the same despite S9 plus comes with 3500mAh.

11. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

The 6.1 has the lowest battery capacity despite the fact that it has lcd screen.

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