Despite the media hype surrounding the iPhone X, Apple saw a disappointing debut for its iPhone sales last quarter. It is evidently larger than the display found on the iPhone X and the notch is still in place, indicating that Apple will be sticking to this design for the foreseeable future.
According to the source, Apple is also planning to introduce dual-SIM iPhone models in varied regions. So as Apple plans for the next round of iPhones, a rumor that tends to make the rounds has gotten new gas behind it. But with Apple still struggling in China, it needs to sell the sizzles while keeping the price below $1,000. Apple is testing prototypes of the larger model with a display resolution of 2688 x 1242. This should keep costs down, making the device more appealing to many customers. Although the report focuses mostly on what it calls a "giant high-end iPhone", it also includes a few details on Apple's upcoming sequels to the iPhone X and iPhone 8.
However, dual-SIM smartphones are certainly popular in Asia and also with road warriors who regularly flit between their home territory and different Asian countries.
KGI also said 2018 will be the end for Touch ID and that all iPhone models will embrace Face ID. Speaking SIM, eSIM technology is also another possibility but it might not go through due to some carriers not supporting the idea.
"It's good that they're rounding out the product line" with a less expensive phone, Munster says. Despite the bigger screen, the body of the device is said to be similar to the size of the iPhone 8 Plus.
However, it will feature an aluminum frame instead of stainless steel.
Apple has tried selling cheaper phones in the past with poor results.
The rumored lineup, which Apple has not confirmed or commented on, is an attempt to expand the company's smartphone offerings and reach a wider audience interested in features not offered by Apple's current device roster. This design will allegedly work because of the edge-to-edge design being used.