September is when Apple traditionally launches its new iPhones. And this year we’ll have three new models to look forward to, if one analyst is to be believed.
The man in question is Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at KGI Securities. Kuo has a very good track record of predicting Apple’s next move, so when he talks, the tech world listens.
According to him, we’ll see three different sizes of iPhone come September. The new range will comprise 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch models both with OLED screens, as well as a 6.1-inch model with a TFT-LCD. This last model would have a less impressive display than its OLED compatriots, as LCD screens aren’t as good.
All three models will come with the same full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera as seen on the iPhone X. This means that the screen takes up the whole front of the device. The TrueDepth Camera, meanwhile, is the front-facing snapper that enables Face ID , which unlocks the handset using facial recognition.
Apple dropped the fingerprint sensor in favour of Face ID for the iPhone X. There’s no word on whether these new models will feature a fingerprint sensor as well.
If true, this new iPhone range would mean the home button is but a distant memory, as full-screen fronts become the norm. Those OLED screens should also look stunning, if the one on the iPhone X is anything to go by.
We’re sure we’ll hear plenty more rumours before September, so stay tuned for the latest.
South China Morning Post