Apple is working on two cheaper versions of its 2018 iPhone range, with one potentially costing just $550.
Analyst Ming Chi Kuo, known for his accurate predictions about Apple, reckons each model will pack a 6.1–inch LCD screen. One will offer single SIM tech, while the other will feature dual SIM functionality.
Earlier this year, Kuo claimed Apple was priming a new model based on the iPhone X, but with a LCD screen to keep costs down.
Now he believes the plan is to release two of these devices. The single SIM model could cost between $550 and $650 SIM–free, with the dual SIM edition clocking in between $650 and $750.
Kuo’s report comes in the wake of recent rumours that the updated iPhone X and planned iPhone X Plus, both with OLED screens, could see their prices rise to well in excess of $1,000 in the U.S. and £1,000 in the UK.
Offering a cheaper model with the same iPhone X design would give Apple the chance to move away from the old–school home button look of the iPhone 8, while also enticing customers on a budget.
Apple’s 2018 iPhone range is not set to be revealed until autumn.