The new 6.1-inch iPhone and budget version of the iPhone X has to replace the iPhone 8 this year. To make the iPhone X-design more accessible, Apple releases the device for the price of the iPhone 8.
6.1-inch iPhone replaces iPhone 8
September is still far away, but KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is already almost certain: this autumn three new iPhones will appear. Besides the successor of the iPhone X and an iPhone X Plus with 6.5 inch display, the 6.1-inch iPhone is the most interesting.
Due to the lower price, Kuo is convinced that this will become the most popular iPhone of 2018by far. In a year, he expects that there will be 100 million copies of the counter. “This makes this iPhone model account for half of all iPhone sales,” said Kuo. This would mean that the 6.1-inch iPhone is in stores for about 800 euros.
Concessions for a lower price
Although at first glance the phone looks like the iPhone X, Apple has had to make a lot of concessions to get the price low. The device does not have an OLED but an LCD screen and 3D Touch is missing. The device also reportedly gets a single camera lens, in contrast to the double lens of the iPhone X.