Ming-Chi Kuo already has his head fully on the iPhones of 2018. After stating that the Touch ID will be wiped out of the line as a whole next year and that the rear cameras of the coming models will not feature TrueDepth technology, our favorite KGI analyst Securities went public with one more note for investors giving pointers (usually accurate) about the future of Apple’s smartphones.
According to Kuo, in 2018 we will see two models with OLED screens and a stainless steel structure – and, although the analyst does not specify this part, everything suggests that he is talking about an “iPhone X Plus”: a model with the same design paradigm introduced by iPhone X, but with a larger size and a screen that goes beyond 6 inches.
He also predicts that the new iPhones of 2018 will come with a renewed steel structure: if the iPhone X uses four parts that together form the side of the device, Kuo says that these new devices will come with even more parts, possibly to improve the signal reception from the device. The suppliers responsible for the parts of these future iPhones would be the Taiwanese Catcher Technology and Casetek.
Anyway, we still have a long way to go before we see these predictions come true (or not) – after all, the iPhone X is still taking its first steps and will have an entire year to win the hearts of consumers (or not, too).