The iPhone X range will grow to feature a larger Plus edition in 2018, if an early prediction from a noted analyst is accurate. Specifically, KGI expects Apple to introduce two new iPhone display sizes next year with a mix of OLED and LCD screens.
"We predict Apple (US) will launch three new iPhone models in 2H18: 6.5-inch and 5.8- inch OLED models and a 6.1-inch TFT-LCD model, all equipped with a full-screen design and TrueDepth Camera (front 3D sensing), as with iPhone X", Kuo wrote in Monday's note. The company claims that the unresponsive touchscreen problem in the iPhone X can be resolved with a software fix, and its engineers are hard at work creating a patch for the embarrassing problem. Kuo doesn't make any predictions about the prices for the two OLED phones, but considering that the iPhone X sells for $999 / £999 / AU$1,579, there's little doubt that the bigger of the two will certainly be much more expensive. There hasn't been anything bad enough yet to spook investors - AAPL stock remains near record highs - but the iPhone X display may yet prove to be a problem that impacts sales. More than 20 users already have reported the issue on MacRumors discussion page and some users have also stormed Reddit about the issue. Having had my iPhone X for less than 24 hours, here are my first impressions of the phone that could very well usher in a new generation of mobile technology. A MacRumors report observed that any sound that comes out of the top speaker can crackle including from music, phone calls and alarms. Because these issues are manufacturing defects, you should be eligible for a free replacement.More news: How to view from Bay Area — Venus-Jupiter Conjunction
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If you're new to the party, Ming-Chi Kuo has made a name for himself for having an astonishingly accurate track record for these kinds of predictions, thanks to his network of sources embedded along Apple's supply line. "The iPhone X has a 5.8" screen, and the iPhone 8 has a 4.7" screen. And while Face ID has proven secure in testing, it may not be as infallible as initially claimed.