For many Apple observers, 2018 is looking like it's going to be what's called an "S" year. That is testament to demand for the $1,000-and-up Phone X, which Apple says has been the top-selling iPhone model since it went on sale. Sources also claim that Hon Hai Industry Co. will be assembling the two OLED iPhones with Hon Hai and Pegatron Corp sharing assembly duties for the LCD device.
One of the iPhones will be an immediate successor of the iPhone X with a similar 5.8-inch screen, the second will be bigger and slightly better version with a 6.5-inch screen and the third will be a cheaper, 6.1-inch iPhone. The updated iPhone X is being projected to have new features even though it will have the same size.
The new line will include a cheaper iPhone aimed at more budget-conscious customers, according to the report.
The iPhone isn't the only Apple device expected to get a facelift at this year's event.
Then there's the D32, the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X sequel. That has hardly mattered because the more entry-level models effectively serve another duty: They push people to the more expensive versions that Apple increasingly relies on for its sales growth. The iPhone maker reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.16.More news: Alberta pulling out of federal climate plan after pipeline decision
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The three iPhones have been detailed before and Bloomberg's report doesn't add much to the rumours that have been floating around. "I've had access to this for years, but I haven't found it that compelling".
The company is expected to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone which is said to be the successor of the past year launched iPhone X. Along with this, the company might also launch a 6.5-inch Plus version and a 6.1-inch cheaper version of iPhone.
"Camera performance and quality is increasingly an issue that users care about", said Charles King, principal analyst at Pund-IT, a technology advisory firm in Haywood, California. And let's not forget that it'll likely sell tens of millions of older iPhones, which retail for less than the 2018 models.
All in all, this is another Apple device to get excited for. Will the delay in the release of the iPhone X Mini result in lower sales? And newer iPad Pros with same iPhone X like design, FaceID and multitouch gestures.
Rounding out the trio is a 6.1-inch iPhone said to be positioned as a more affordable option for consumers.