Apple is said to unveil three new iPhones in September this year- a successor to the iPhone 8 dubbed the iPhone 9, a refresh of last year’s iPhone X and a larger iPhone X Plus. The iPhone 9 is expected to sport an LCD display and be the cheaper variant among the three. The iPhone X Plus is said to sport a large 6.5-inch display, and both the 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus will bear a similar form factor to the company’s tenth-anniversary edition model. In addition, reports suggest that the iPhone 9 will be available in a range of colours- red, blue, orange, grey and white.
The iPhone 9 with the LCD display is said to be the successor the iPhone 8 series. The smartphone could include a design similar to the iPhone X with a full-screen display, but with a single primary camera at the back. iPhone 9 is also said to be priced relatively lower than the other two models, and some reports even mention that it may be priced as low as $700. iPhone 9 will likely have support for Dual SIM Dual Standby functionalities, Face ID, and as mentioned above, be available in different colour options such as grey, white, blue, red and orange. The last time Apple experimented with colours was on the iPhone 5c. The iPhone 5C was available in a range of colours with the polycarbonate body.
The iPhone X Plus is said to sport a large 6.5-inch AMOLED full-screen display, similar to the 2017 iPhone X. The smartphone is said to be in high demand once it releases ‘because of similar or lower price’, Kuo of TF Securities mentioned. The smartphone is expected to support DSDS functionality and be available in three colours- black, white and gold.
In a separate leak, dummy units of the iPhone 9 and iPhone X Plus leaked revealing the design of the two smartphones. The iPhone 9 is seen to have a form-factor larger than the 2017 iPhone X, but with a full-screen display and notch. The iPhone 9 is shown to have a similar design to the upcoming iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, but without the high-end features to ensure the $700 price tag. The iPhone X Plus in the leaked video is compared with the iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone X Plus has a similar form-factor as the iPhone 7 Plus, but with a full-screen, bezel-less display.