The iPhone X is barely through its first cycle of bug reports and hardware issues and here comes a rumor that the notch will be back in three different sizes in 2018. According to Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will be making three different size iPhones — all with the infamous notch. The home button and Touch ID look as if they will be completely removed from all iPhones in 2018. That’s not surprising as Apple eased users into the idea of no home button this year.
According to the rumor, the new iPhones will come in the following sizes:
- 6.5″ OLED (480-500 ppi)
- 5.8″ OLED (458 ppi)
- 6.1″ TFT-LCD (320-330 ppi)
Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets: We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be US$649-749).
The cheaper TFT-LCD model will also come with the notch, that you will either love or hate, as it will implement Face ID. Kuo and KGI Securities have had a pretty good track record on Apple rumors so it will be interesting to see what comes of this one. I fully expected that Touch ID would get taken out of all iPhone’s in 2018, this rumor is further solidifying that expectation.Source: MacRumors