A report has told that Apple(apple.com) is going to launch two budget
iPhonecellular phone made by Applemodels that start at $550 in 2018.They are believed to come with a 6.1-inch LCD display, and one of the two will have dual-SIM functionality.
The word in town is
AppleTechnology companyis going to launch two budget iPhone models in 2018.
This comes from KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a pretty good track record in predicting the Cupertino brand`s upcoming products and plans.
Alternate Title: Apple Is Reportedly Launching A 6.1-Inch iPhone With A $550 Starting Price In 2018
According to an investor`s note (via AppleInsider), Kuo saysthat the two iPhones in question will both sport 6.1-inch LCD displays.One of the two models will support dual-SIM dual standby or DSDS, and it could be priced between $650 and $750.Meanwhile, the other variant could be more or less the same, apart from that it may support only one SIM card.It`s said to cost between $550 and $650.
One of the reasons behind these budget iPhones is that it can potentially boost Apple`s market shares in certain markets, catering to a wider demographic.
"(1) more price segments would be created, significantly boosting shipments via the low-price single-SIM model.For instance, if the DSDS model sells for US$650-750, the single-SIM model may sell for US$550-650; and (2) the DSDS model will help increase market share in China and commercial markets," the note reads(via Mac Rumors).
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There are also two OLED iPhones in the pipeline, but there aren`t any details about their pricing yet.
The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone is
rumoredit has not yet been confirmedto boast DSDS too.This is said to be the flagship of Apple`s 2018 lineup, or as some would call it "iPhone X Plus." Meanwhile, the 5.8-inch OLED model is set up to be the successor of the iPhone X, but it won`t have dual-SIM functionality.It also goes by the name of "iPhone X 2."
Now these two are expected to be a lot more expensivethan the aforementioned 6.1-inch budget iPhones.That shouldn`t come as much of a surprise considering that they`ll headline the 2018 lineup.
The Bottom Line
If these predictions turn out to be true, then
AppleTechnology companywill have a total of three iPhones in 2018: the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, the 6.5-inch OLED flagship, and the affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhones.
Kuo believes that the 6.1-inch iPhone models will be the smart-phone maker`s most famous devices in 2018, saying that the low price point and DSDS
featureSpecial attractionthat one of the two offers will drive sales.
That said, the 6.1-inch iPhone with DSDS could be just the thing for travelers who don`t want to keep swapping out SIM cards for coverage, while both models could be perfect for those switching from Android.