Highlights

  • KGI reports that 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model price will replace iPhone 8
  • Apple is estimated to sell 100 million units of the LCD model
  • The iPhone X production is reported to be “ceased” this summer

Apple is reportedly gearing up to introduce three new iPhones this year and one of them will be more popular than the others, a top analyst with Taiwanese business group KGI Securities has said.

According to Ming-Chi Kuo, analyst with KGI Securities the Cupertino-headquartered giant is working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone which will resemble the iPhone X but priced lower. Apple had been rumored to offer a top-notch iPhone this year but at a more ‘affordable’ price for consumers.

Kuo further said that Apple will aim to sell 100 million units of the 6-inch LCD iPhone.

“The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will apparently resemble the iPhone X with a similar full-screen design, but at a more accessible price for customers. The analyst expects this new iPhone to be priced to replace iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as cheap as $699,” 9to5Mac reported late on Wednesday.

“The replacement for iPhone X is believed to consist of a three-SKU 2018 iPhone lineup. A new iPhone X style device with improved internals, a larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ with a 6.5-inch OLED display and the 6.1-inch LCD model,” the report added.

Kuo also expects iPhone X to ship a total of 62 million units in its lifetime, adding the company will cease production of this particular model mid-year.

All three devices are expected to feature “Face ID” feature and lose the home button in favour of iPhone X’s gestural navigation.

The 6.1-inch iPhone device will not get a dual camera nor 3D Touch, according to a previous KGI report.

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