Rumors have pointed towards three new iPhone models later this year: the aforementioned "X 2" and "X Plus" phones -unlikely to use those names in practice -and a 6.1-inch LCD model.
These reports claim the new iPhone will have a dual SIM arrangement and will sport a 6.1-inch LCD display and the notch seen on the iPhone X and widely copied by many other brands will also be present. The smallest iPhone will actually be a more direct successor of the iPhone X, coming with a 5.8-inch OLED screen. Kuo also corroborates dual SIM support for the 6.5-inch model in today's report and says it will not come to the 5.8-inch OLED variant.
The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone won't be the only one out of the trio to get a dual-SIM model either. One could be a standard single-SIM model, while the other would boast of dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) support. He believes that a dual-SIM model could "help increase market share in China and commercial markets". "He also predicts that 6.1" LCD iPhone could clock sales up to 65-75% of the total iPhone shipments from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019.
According to the current news, Apple has registered 11 new iPhones that will run iOS 11: A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 and A2106.
That's because the entry-level iPhone for 2018, the X SE, will cost $100 more than the entry-level iPhone 8 did past year.
Apple's iPhone X smartphone, which was unveiled in September a year ago, is hugely profitable and accounted for 35pc of total smartphone industry profits in Q4, 2017.
What do you think about the dual-SIM iPhone models, would the dual-SIM functionality be useful especially in Malaysia? While the dual-SIM variant is expected to be priced between $650 and $750.
Sources told the Economic Daily News that Samsung was preparing to start OLED panel production for the next-gen iPhone X and the iPhone X Plus in May. LLC now owns 2,354 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 266 shares during the period. These will all likely have the same stand-out features as the current iPhone X, including an edge-to-edge display, FaceID, ARKit capabilities, and wireless charging. The company past year added a 32GB model to the iPhone SE range. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus is on the second and third spot respectively, with the older previous generation flagships iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 6 Plus led the list of top 10 smartphones. It is a popular model, topping customer satisfaction surveys, becoming the t op-selling smartphone in the United Kingdom in the year it launched, and Apple revealed last year that it is a strong performer in emerging markets like India.