2018 iPhones KGI Securities

  • Apple will launch three new iPhone models in 2018, according to a reliable Apple analyst.
  • One of the new phones predicted is a low-cost model that features an edge-to-edge LCD screen and TrueDepth facial recognition for between $649 and $749.
  • Apple is also said to be working on a 6.5-inch iPhone with a design like the iPhone X but with a bigger OLED screen.
  • Apple will also launch a successor to the iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, according to the report.

Apple will release three new iPhone models in 2018, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note distributed to clients on Monday seen by Business Insider.

Kuo and his research team is well-known for accurately predicting details about upcoming Apple products thanks to his connections in the Asian manufacturing industry.

“We predict Apple (US) will launch three new iPhone models in 2H18: 6.5-inch and 5.8- inch OLED models and a 6.1-inch TFT-LCD model, all equipped with a full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera (front 3D sensing), as with iPhone X,” Kuo wrote in Monday’s note.

Apple is preparing two iPhones targeting the “high-end market,” the researcher writes. The third model will be aimed at the low-end markets, with a predicted price tag of between $649 to $749, Kuo writes.

The high-end iPhones will include one phone with the same screen size and technology (OLED) as the iPhone X, and a super-sized iPhone X model with a 6.5-inch screen. The iPhone X currently retails for $999.

The high-end phones will have edge-to-edge screens and Apple’s facial recognition camera, Face ID, like the iPhone X. The low-end new iPhone will use facial recognition instead of a fingerprint sensor, and will sport a 6.1-inch LCD screen at a lower resolution than the high-end OLED phones, among other differences in hardware Read More Here