Last month, there was speculation from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo indicating that we’d see three new full-screen iPhones with notched reveals launch in 2018: one with a 6.5-inch OLED present, one different with a 5.8-inch OLED identical to the iPhone X, and nonetheless one different with a 6.1-inch LCD present. Now, a report by Nikkei (and observed by 9to5Mac) says that the LCD model “will probably sport a metal back” and be “available in several colors.” The paper cites a single unnamed provide that helps Kuo’s declare of two premium OLED-based iPhones, nonetheless differs barely on the dimensions of what would presumably be the Plus model. “One about 6.3 inches long and the other 5.8 inches,” tales Nikkei citing its provide.
While the glass on the front and back of all three of the latest iPhone fashions is great shiny and luxe, the related payment to restore them can quickly burn a hole in your pocket. Repairing the iPhone X’s show display costs $279, more than twice the price of an iPhone 6 show display various ($129), and about 65 p.c bigger than the iPhone 8’s show display ($169). Further, the glass on the once more of the iPhone 8 is more expensive to restore than its entrance present. Moving to an aluminum once more on the rumored 6.1-inch LCD cellphone would increased place it as the underside model iPhone and presumably save Apple, and iPhone shoppers, a couple of greenbacks inside the course of.