More details about the 6.1-inch iPhone, 3D Touch removed and back to LCD screen
From our last rumoured post about the next iPhone generation this year, there wasn't really much information about the tech-specs aside from the panel size. However, our favourite KGI Securities analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo has shared some information, especially on the 6.1-inch iPhone.
According to him, the design is more or less the same as the current iPhone X except that the panel won't be using the OLED screen anymore, so Apple is going back to the LCD screen but only for that 6.1-inch iPhone. Besides that, the body material should be in aluminium but he didn't say that if the glass feature will cover the back of the iPhone, for wireless charging just like the iPhone 8.
Moreover, the 6.1-inch iPhone has a single camera sensor, Touch ID is probably not coming back to make room for Face ID, same goes for 3D Touch feature and maybe wireless charging too if they choose not to bring back the glass back. Kuo also said that the 6.1-inch iPhone will not follow the iPhone X's stacked logic board and L-shaped battery pack.
In other news, there is also a report that Apple will not continue to manufacture the iPhone X when the new one comes out. Below is the excerpt research note from Kuo.
"iPhone X would hurt product brand value & lineup of 2H18 new models if it continues to sell at a lower price after 2H18 new models launch: Lowering iPhone X's price after the 2H18 new models launch would be a negative to product brand value given 3D sensing and OLED display are features of the new high-price model. Additionally, to sell iPhone X at a lower price may have a negative impact on shipments of the new 6.1" LCD iPhone in 2H18. Thus, we estimate iPhone X will reach end-of-life (EOL) around the middle of 2018."
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