Apple is planning to launch its biggest iPhone yet this year. The company is reportedly working on three new iPhones this year, with one being an upgraded version of the current iPhone X, along with a less expensive model and the largest iPhone ever.
According to a report by Bloomberg, the Cupertino-based giant is gearing up to launch a 6.5-inch model, its largest iPhone ever, in order to give a stiff competition to the likes of Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The report further highlights that the body of the upcoming iPhone will be about the same size as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, however, it will come with a bezel-less display, which is present in the current iPhone X model. This is in line with the previous report that suggests that the company is planning to launch three iPhone models in 2018.
The latest smartphone is codenamed as D33 and according to a person familiar with the development says that at least some prototypes will include a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688 pixels. Further, the brand will use OLED screen for the largest iPhone, similar to what we have seen in iPhone X.
The report further highlights that just like iPhone X, the larger model and upgraded version will come loaded with FaceID scanner. However, the company is planning to release an update to current iPhone X model that will enable payments. The report further highlights that both the iPhone models will be powered by company’s next-generation A12 processors and both of them will feature stainless steel edges, similar to what we have seen in current iPhone X.
Apple is also planning to bring a cheaper variant of the iPhone X as well. The cheaper model will replace the current Apple iPhone 8, which comes with a dated design as compared to other premium smartphones present in the market. The new low-cost iPhone model will feature bezel-less display as the iPhone X and it will also feature Face ID instead of a traditional TouchID fingerprint scanner.
The report further highlights that in order to bring out the cost of the cheaper model, Apple will use LCD screen. The cheaper model will feature an aluminium design and a glass back. Apple is also reported to working on a Gold colour option for the expensive models and it might also bring a dual-SIM variant to select markets as well.
Lastly, the report says that the company is reading iOS 12 update that will bring “ upgraded augmented reality capabilities, deeper integration of the Siri digital assistant, digital health monitoring and the ability to use Animojis in FaceTime.”