Apple's Rumored 2018 6.1-Inch Lower-Cost iPhone With LCD Display Could Feature Metal Back

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. zeesix macrumors regular


    Sep 15, 2012
    Seems like the SE will be my last iPhone. Good thing it's still working great.
  2. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    why? you will not buy SE 2 this March?
  3. Macalicious2011 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2011
    Essentials Phone

  4. Jimrod macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2010
    Should just go back to plastic, seriously. It's the best material in so many ways, the 3G never felt "cheap" with it. More durable than glass, shock-absorbent, lets radio transmissions through so no antenna lines needed - win/win.
  5. PickUrPoison, Dec 6, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2017

    PickUrPoison Suspended

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    Your March SE is mostly a smaller 8 but with FaceID; that’s not a budget phone, that’s an $800+ phone.

    And how is a 6.1” phone an SE anything? It’s larger than the current SE, the 4.7” regular LCD and even the 5.5” Plus. The 5.5” 8 is $799, how would the 6.1” become a budget phone?

    The SE is a $349 phone, it occupies the lowest price point in the iPhone line. It’s not going to become a $700-800 phone.

    I think the March SE2 gets an A10, TouchID 2, anything else that adds little or no cost, and ideally a price cut to $319-329.

    Another possible alternative is the above 4.0” SE2 drops to $299 and an SE2 Plus, based on the 4.7” 6S, becomes the mainstream budget phone at $349-369. Possible changes might be a less expensive display, no 3D Touch, no barometer, etc. Basically, a stripped down 6S, but with a CPU bump to A10.

    The SE has sold an estimated 40 million units (many due to lowest price buyers, not smallest iPhone preferrers), while the 6S and 6S Plus have sold a combined 200+ million. There is just not a lot of demand for small phones anymore. I don’t think you’ll ever see an SE-sized, FaceID, X type iPhone.
  6. UL2RA Suspended

    May 7, 2017
    Works great for me even with my tiny Trump hands.
  7. Sefstah, Dec 6, 2017
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    Sefstah macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2015
    You realize that was humor?
  8. Jimrod macrumors 65816

    Jun 24, 2010
    Do you use it one or two-handed out of interest? I have quite big hands but always use phones one-handed, I felt the 6 was just a little awkward and needed to be "shuffled" quite often so switched to the SE. Seeing the X was bigger in every dimension than the 6, as well as needing pull down gestures from the corners really put me off of it.
  9. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    to have a succes this 6.1" should be release in spring 2018 March-April...if it will be released along side next 5.8" and 6.5" oled iphones...not so much sells for this one
  10. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    But Apple will make features exclusive to the larger iPhones, because they want to sell the consumer the most expensive iPhone. That's called marketing. I know it doesn't seem fair, but from a sales point of view, I understand why Apple would do this.

    For me personally, I would purchase the larger model iPhone anyways even if it didn't include exclusive features, because I want a larger display.
  11. dilbert99 macrumors 68020

    Jul 23, 2012
    I don't want the $1000 USD iPhone and want a phone body that is no larger than the iPhone 6/7/8/X body
    so I'm out of luck...
  12. The Game 161 macrumors Core

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
  13. ersan191 macrumors 65816

    Oct 26, 2013
    Kinda wish my X was an aluminum back... managed to crack mine already and it's a $549 repair, plus wireless charging takes an eternity because it has such a big battery.
  14. nzgeorge macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2015
  15. CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    I had a plus phone before, but I really love the size of the X. I don’t think I’d get a Plus X; my 6 Plus was just so unwieldy by comparison. Yes I do miss those horizontal pixels when watching video but in general use, the X is perfect for my hand size. I seem to type more accurately on it, too.
  16. Norwegian_Imposter macrumors regular


    Aug 29, 2017
    I love my iPhone X but would get an iPhone X plus if it comes out. I like the plus phones but I’m just glad to be back on iOS as the android system just feels cobbled together. It has gotten better but still chugs after a few months. (Samsung galaxy s8+ and Xperia XZ if anyone was wondering what androids I used between my x and iPhone 6s)
  17. Bacillus, Dec 7, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017

    Bacillus Suspended


    Jun 25, 2009
    Plastic has a very cheap exposure
    But there is a zillion of carbon materials that Apple could use with the endless patents and budgets that they have but don't use.
  18. fpsBeaTt Suspended


    Apr 18, 2010
    Given the choice between a notch and your vapid comment, I’d take a notch every time.
  19. Candlelight macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2011
    New Zealand
  20. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
    and I still want a compact iPhone with 4" display
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    There is no confirmation that an iPhone SE2 will launch in March or if one will even exist at all. It's only speculation at this point. For example, Last year, everyone was expecting the new iPad Pro's to launch in March, and that never happened, which occurred during WWDC for the iPad update. Apple didn't even have a March spring Keynote last year.
  22. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
  23. kimmen, Dec 7, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017

    kimmen macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2016
    Totally agree!
    Warmer in the hand, flexible, don't get dents, can be made unbreakable, and everything you said.
    But for some reason plastic still struggles with the "cheap" label.
    But many plastics are much more advanced than metal as a building material, and not least: for phones much more practical!
    --- Post Merged, Dec 7, 2017 ---
    I can't believe that of 3 new iPhones, all are much bigger than the biggest iPhone now!!!
    Give me an SE with full-screen display any day!
  24. femike macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    I hope Apple is planning on making a smaller X phone. The current iphone x is even larger than the non plus phones (not much but its enough which means I need an even bigger belt pouch).
  25. Bacillus Suspended


    Jun 25, 2009
    Any design that I can retrofit in an S8 casing will do.

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