According to a supplying chain report, Apple is preparing to release three iPhone lines this fall. One, a 5.8 -inch iPhone X with improved specs and lower cost. Two, a new 6.5 -inch iPhone X Plus with an OLED screen. And three, a 6.1 -inch iPhone with Face ID, which is said to come in a variety of colours including gray, white, blue, red and orange.
Ming-Chi Kuo reports, via 9to5mac, that the 6.5 -inch iPhone X Plus was reported to take the $1000 price point from the iPhone X. This will cause the next iPhone X to be less expensive than its current incarnation. The colorful 6.1 -inch iPhone is likely to be the least expensive model with a price tag around $700. Information about storage was not included in the report.
The least-expensive iPhone is said to resemble the iPhone X and include FaceID though Apple might concede the dual-camera option to the higher price models. The analyst expects this $700 option to account for 55% of new iPhone sales and increase through 2019.
If the part about the colors is correct, Apple is set introduce a slash of color to the monochrome phone marketplace. Currently, telephones are mostly available in grays and blacks with most vendors offering a couple of colour options through special editions.
That’s boring. Apple tried this in the past with its budget-minded iPhone 5c. Building its best-selling model available in colors is a distinct shift in strategy. It’s highly likely other firms such as Samsung and LG will follow the trend and push the smartphone world into a rainbow of colors.