The 2018 iPhone lineup might not include 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch LCD models for the first time since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launched in 2014. Instead, a new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model could make its splashy debut later this year, according to MacRumors.
In a revised reported, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple will introduce three new iPhones this fall. Including the 6.1-inch LCD model, the company’s expected to launch two OLED handsets, a second-generation 5.8-inch iPhone X and a larger 6.5-inch model, the so-called “iPhone X Plus.”
The new LCD model will likely feature Face ID “but design compromises will enable Apple to put it at a more affordable price point.” To do so, Apple could launch the model with an aluminum frame, a single lens camera, and without 3D Touch.
Kuo expects the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to account for around 50 percent of the new iPhone line-up’s shipments, with sales remaining strong into 2019. On that basis, today’s shipping estimate suggests lifetime sales of 2018 iPhones could reach approximately 200 million units.