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Analyst says Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018: two with OLED, one with LCD – and all with the design of iPhone X!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I, in particular, have never seen such a high level of speculation about iPhones that will be released. almost a year from now as we are seeing now. And much of this very premature rumor machine is due solely to the analyst's work Ming Chi Kuo (from KGI Securities), which seems to have already put current iPhones aside to focus exclusively on next year's models.

The most recent investor analyst note is the most revealing so far. According to Kuo, Apple will present next year three iPhone models: one with 5.8 inch OLED display (so an updated version of iPhone X without much visual difference); another one with OLED but with 6.5 inch screen ("IPhone X Plus," maybe?); and a third with 6.1 inch LCD screen. The cat leap? This third would also have the same borderless design, with clipping, TrueDepth camera and everything.

Kuo's bet is clear: this 6.1-inch LCD model would be the "in" model of iPhones next year, starting at $ 649- $ 749; Its screen would have a lower resolution compared to OLED models (with a density of 320-330 pixels per inch, the analyst ventured) and the materials used in the construction of the device would be less refined and therefore cheaper. He did not comment, however, if the second generation of the iPhone X would have price cuts.

The prediction fits with another made earlier by Kuo, in which he said that all iPhone models next year would open Touch ID. Alis, the analyst added, stating that next year's line would really be a new “super cycle” (year when sales rise by more customers upgrading their devices) to the iPhone according to his predictions. , will be 120 million units of Ma's smartphone shipped in the second half of 2018, compared to the expected 80 million units in the second part of 2017.

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Turning a little to current models, Kuo also issued investors a note of their expectations of production and sales of the iPhone X and iPhones 8.

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According to the analyst, the most expensive of Apple's smartphones would already be overcoming the problems in the pace of production that affected its availability in the first weeks of sales; production, he said, will be 35% to 45% higher this quarter and Apple is expected to sell around 23 million units this holiday season.

On the other hand, the popularity of the iPhone X will affect the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus. According to the analyst, the production of the models will fall in 50% or 60% After the last quarter of 2017, due to a significant drop in demand, Foxconn would even be planning to convert its factory where the iPhones 8 are assembled into another iPhone X mounting pole to help meet demand. by the model.

Considering that this, it seems, is the last year of the iPhone with the “traditional” design with borders, the predictions seem appropriate to me. Opinions?

via 9to5Mac, MacRumors