KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today shared shipment projections with MacRumors for Apple’s rumored 6.1-inch iPhone that he expects to launch in the second half of 2018.
The device is said to have some iPhone X features such as Face ID, but design compromises will enable Apple to put it at a more affordable price point. They could include an LCD screen instead of an OLED display, an aluminum frame, a single lens camera, and no 3D Touch.
We project shipments under the new product life cycle (4Q18-3Q19) for the 6.1″ LCD iPhone, estimated to be launched in 2H18, will reach around 100mn units.
According to Kuo’s research note, shipment [...]
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often relays information gathered from sources within Apple’s supply chain in Asia, today shared a trio of new research notes that outline both new and existing predictions about the new iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone expected later this year.
iPhone X Plus dummy model versus current iPhone X via Ben Geskin MacRumors obtained a copy of each research note, and we’ve rounded up the key points. More details are available in our 2018 iPhones roundup.All-New 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD
New: • Taiwanese manufacturers Pegatron, Foxconn, and Wistron will be the key assemblers of the 6.1-inch [...]
While the rumored 6.1-inch iPhone isn’t expected to feature an OLED display like the iPhone X, the device will still have a more advanced LCD display than previous iPhones, according to Taiwan’s Commercial Times.
Japan Display’s Full Active LCD The report, translated from Chinese, claims Apple will be adopting Japan Display’s so-called „Full Active“ LCD technology. Unlike traditional LCDs, like those of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Full Active LCDs only require ultra-slim 0.5mm bezels on all four sides, even smaller than those on the iPhone X.
Japan Display says its Full Active LCDs are six-inch displays with a resolution of [...]
Apple will release three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and one LCD model that could feature a metal back like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, reports Nikkei.
Citing a source „privy to the company’s product designs,“ Nikkei says the LCD model will feature a 6.1-inch display, while the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8 inches and either 6.2 or 6.3 inches.
The LCD model with a metal back will „come in several colors,“ much like existing aluminum iPhones, and the body for the device could be manufactured by Casetek, a Pegatron subsidiary.
Nikkei’s information is in line with previous details shared by [...]