A cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone X is coming this fall

2018 iPhone X

It is widely believed that Apple will be introducing three new iPhone models this fall. The base level iPhone X is said to have a 6.1-inch LCD display, alongside the OLED iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus (what kind of names are those?).

A render acquired by BGR from case-maker Ghostek reveals that the upcoming 2018 model will look identical to the current iPhone X right off the bat. It will feature the familiar edge-to-edge display with the notch that houses Apple’s TrueDepth camera system.

2018 iPhone X
Credit: BGR

It remains to be seen how Apple would define “affordable,” considering the iPhone X retailed at USD1,000 at launch. Perhaps the Cupertino tech giant is serious about making the iPhone accessible, at least for its flagship line-up.

Analysts estimates the price point to be between USD649 to USD749 in the US.

Because, it is rumoured that Apple will ditch 3D Touch and use an LCD panel for the base 2018 iPhone X to cut costs. It will also only feature one rear camera as opposed to the much-copied vertical-array dual-camera system. The device may also feature less RAM compared to the current iPhone X.

The 6.1-inch LCD display will be similar to the display technology on previous iPhones, although it will be slightly bigger than the current iPhone X.

2018 iPhone X
Credit: Olixar

Another case-maker, as reported by Cult of Mac, has started taking pre-orders for new accessories made for the “iPhone XI” and “iPhone XI Plus.” The case-maker is already making accessories for the new iPhone SE 2.

The base level iPhone X is believed to be coined “iPhone XS.”

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What terrible names, but let’s hope those are just dummy names supplied to case-makers.

The entire 2018 iPhone X line-up will unsurprisingly feature edge-to-edge displays with a notch – the iPhone XI with a 5.8-inch display, iPhone XI Plus will sport a 6.5-inch display while the entry-level iPhone XS will have a 6.1-inch display.

This would also mean Apple may be dropping the old iPhone 8 form factor with physical home button completely.

We’re still several months away, but as usual, look out for more leaks and rumours coming your way soon.

Source: Cult of Mac


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