Next iPhones: what’s new in the rumor mill?
Is there a cheaper iPhone X refresh in our midst?
Yes you read that right! Read on to learn more!
Digitimes reports that Apple managed to lower the production cost of a 5.8-inch OLED phone which will be the upgrade to the iPhone X. Because of the price reduction and evidently lower specs, this version might be positioned as the cheapest version in the batch instead of the 6.1-in LCD one. A key player for the lower production is that Samsung Display was left with a lot of OLED displays at their disposal due to less demand of the iPhone X. Apple then reached an understanding with the Korean giant so the price won’t rise on the panels.
For now this can mean one of 2 scenarios: Apple could keep the $999 price tag as the lowest or lower the price by around $100 to continue a price scheme similar to previous years. Originally, the cheapest rumored model in the batch, the 6.1-in was estimated to be around $800. Hopefully we get a lower price tag (fingers crossed!)
For those not a fan of the usual black and silver color options, we might also get a new color! The Cupertino-tech giant is rumored to be manufacturing a Bush Gold color for the device.
Leaked design for the iPhone X SE or iPhone SE 2?
There have been talks that the two are different devices...but there are also talks that they’re the same device (potato-potato pronunciation kind of matter). But as of now, it’s still a quite debate. A user from Weibo is rumored to have leaked the video of the iPhone SE 2. Looking from the video, it looks nearer to the 4-in display of the iPhone SE than the 6.1-in LCD display of the said iPhone X SE but with a refreshed design similar to the iPhone X (hello notch, goodbye Touch ID). BGR also got exclusive sketches that is pretty similar to the video. Macworld goes on to say that if there is to be and iPhone SE 2, it would mostly be available for lower-end markets. While there’s still the running theory that the iPhone X SE is the 6.1-in LCD.
Although these rumors have been swirling around for months, we might get something new on March 27 when Apple goes to Chicago for a “field trip” . The topic up for discussion here will likely center on cheaper models of the MacBook and iPad, but we’re hoping for a little iPhone teaser too!
That’s about it for this rumor roundup! Tune in for the next one after Apple’s announcement.
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