Well, news that Apple could discontinue their iPhone X wasn’t really bad at all. According to the world’s top Apple insider, there are three new flagship iPhone models set to launch this year, including a new version of the iPhone X, a larger model with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and a third model with a 6.1-inch LCD screen that will be priced $100 to $200 less than the $999 iPhone X successor. The current iPhone X will supposedly be discontinued, leaving the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as Apple’s lower-cost, year-old iPhones.
Digitimes analyst Luke Lin claims that Apple is actually working on four different new flagship iPhones. But there’s another part of Lin’s report on Friday that covers yet another new iPhone model Apple is expected to release in 2018. If his report is accurate, Apple’s first new iPhone of the year could launch as early as May.
“Apple has been developing four next-generation iPhone projects: a 5.7- to 5.8-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch LCD device; a 6.0- to 6.1-inch OLED device; and a 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED device,” Digitimes said in its report on Friday, citing information obtained by its in-house Apple analyst Luke Lin. The report went on to state that Apple “is likely” to launch the two LCD iPhones and the larger 6.4- to 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, rather than all four current prototypes.
But what about the iPhone SE? Yeah that 4 inch phone that looked like an upgraded iPhone 5S but had the power of iPhone 6S? Yes. And that phone is getting a successor, this year. That’s right, Apple is supposedly working on five different iPhone models right now. The last new iPhone mentioned in the post is said to be a sequel to the iPhone SE, which was released in March 2016 and is still available now.
Wistron, an India-based company that manufactures the original SE, is said to be onboard again for the SE 2. The firm is allegedly growing its production base in Bangalore in preparation.
The new version, which has been referred to in rumors as the “iPhone SE 2,” is believed to feature the same design and upgraded internal components yet again. According to Lin, the new version of Apple’s iPhone SE will also support wireless charging, just like the rest of Apple’s current iPhone lineup.
Lin says the new iPhone SE 2 will enter mass production sometime in the second quarter ahead of a release in either May or June.