Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018

Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018

Apple plans three new iPhones for 2018

The big phone is codenamed D33, a person familiar with its development says, and at least some prototypes include a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688.

Apple's decision to also build a cheaper phone is an acknowledgement that the current entry-level 8 models too closely resemble the iPhone 6 introduced back in 2014. The company is reportedly working on three new iPhones this year, with one being an upgraded version of the current iPhone X, along with a less expensive model and the largest iPhone ever.

Meanwhile, the low-cost LCD iPhone is set to incorporate the same edge-to-edge panel as the current iPhone X. It's come about after Apple realized that people wanted to switch to a fresh design but didn't want to pay through their nose for it, not to mention the fact that the iPhone 8 too closely resembles the iPhone 6 blueprint to be seen as an upgrade. The gold color is attractive to consumers in Asia but, still, Apple may not proceed with the color because of possible production problems.

Apple's widely reported plan to create separate larger, faster, and cheaper versions of the iPhone X became clearer today thanks to a report from Bloomberg. The new, affordable devices will feature the edge-to-edge screen seen on the iPhone X in order to give the device a more modern feel. Further, the brand will use OLED screen for the largest iPhone, similar to what we have seen in iPhone X. But unlike the rather more out-there rumors, this might simply reflect plans on the part of Apple to push iPhone towards edge-to-edge screens in general to look more futuristic, and the extra real estate is just a nice bonus.

The much-hyped iPhone X didn't sell as well as many had anticipated it would, however. The edges will be aluminum, not the stainless steel that will be on the other two iPhones. The iPhone X Plus might also have a dual-SIM option. With the eSIM tech, smartphones can connect to the cellular data networks without inserting a traditional SIM card. It is expected the phablet-style iPhone will also benefit from the multitasking functionality and split-screen features that are available on the iPad.

Price alone clearly is not what drives iPhone sales, and consumers seem averse to being lumbered with anything that suggests they bought the budget option.

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