Apple's decision to also build a cheaper phone is an acknowledgement that the current entry-level 8 models too closely resemble the iPhone 6 introduced back in 2014. While the company is strategically focussing to release an update to current iPhone X model, reports echoes that both the iPhone models will house the company's next-generation in-house A12 processors. The company's also expected to debut a larger iPhone X-style phone with the biggest display ever put on an iPhone: 6.5-inches. The new product releases could help Apple reach a greater consumer base, as many were turned off by the iPhone X's $999 starting price tag.
Apple is planning to reveal three new iPhones in September, including the company's largest yet, a report has claimed. However, Apple is reportedly plotting to top that with a iPhone nearly 6.5-inches in size.
If you've been waiting for a dual-SIM card-capable iPhone, Apple might finally provide it with the 6.5-inch model.
The new phones will likely arrive running an updated operating system. iOS 12, codenamed Peace, is expected to deliver additional augmented reality features, deeper Siri integration, digital health monitoring and the ability to utilize Animojis during FaceTime calls.
It is considering releasing a dual-SIM variant as well. Worldwide sales also made up 65% of revenue at Apple in the quarter. This may be scrapped, however, if they proceed with their E-SIM tech that lets devices connect to cellular networks without inserting the traditional SIM card.
Apple's 2018 lineup for its iPhone has been detailed yet again, this time by Bloomberg.
The report further highlights that in order to bring out the cost of the cheaper model, Apple will use LCD screen.