Now that the iPhone X has been out for a week, it’s time to get started on rumors for next year’s iPhones. KGI securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, whose iPhone predictions are fairly reliable over the last several years, says that he expects to ascertain 2 new full-screen iPhones next year: one can have a 6.5-inch OLED display, essentially making it a plus version of the iPhone X; and also the other will have a 6.1-inch LCD display, probably making it more like a full-screen version of the present Plus-sized iPhone. And yes, both can have the notch.
In his analysis note, that was reported by MacRumors, Kuo writes that Apple is hoping to “satisfy various wants of the high-end market” by increasing its full-screen product. At the high end will be the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone; beneath which will be an updated version of the five.8-inch OLED iPhone X; and finally, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone can sit below both them. That the 6.1-inch phone will be priced somewhere between $649 to $749 Kuo predicts and be set apart by having a less-dense screen resolution, offering a worse image.
If Apple will introduce a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, $749 actually seems too low cost for it to sell at — the iPhone 8 starts at $699 because it is, and also the 8 plus starts at $799. and that 6.1″ phone seems like a boost up from the current plus model, so it can be more sensitive to sell it for, say, $899, right between a refreshed version of the plus and a refreshed version of the X. Of course, it’s possible that Apple will be more aggressive in its pricing and in bringing new technology down through its product line, but I wouldn’t be optimistic. the corporate likes to take its time and work those profit margins.